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E-wallets overtake invoices in Germany, while PayPal remains strong in Italy

June 14, 2022

Online payment methods vary across Europe, with some countries increasingly opting for digital payments while others still preferring to use traditional methods, according to a report by Nexi.

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Commonwealth M&A reaches highest share of global deal-making since 2010

June 7, 2022

There has been a strong start to the year for M&A activity among Commonwealth states. 

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US banks dominate employee retention rankings

May 27, 2022

Banks in the US are the best at retaining employees, according to recent analysis.

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EBRD climate chief addresses the difficulty in moving away from gas

May 27, 2022

Harry Boyd-Carpenter, managing director, green economy and climate action at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, speaks to Burhan Khadbai about the bank’s climate strategy, what it classifies as green investments, the role of gas and the impact of the war in Ukraine on the sustainability transition.

A strong start to year for European securitisation issuance

May 24, 2022

Total issuance in the first quarter was up 31.6% year-on-year.

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Eurozone banks under fire for poor climate risk disclosures

May 23, 2022

Lenders from the eurozone face increasing pressure and possible enforcement action for failing to meet the European Central Bank’s climate risk disclosure expectations.

EBRD slashes growth forecast as war in Ukraine takes toll

May 17, 2022

Rapid rise in prices of food and commodities has darkened the economic outlook of Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. 

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BoE hikes rates to highest level since 2009

May 10, 2022

UK central bank treads narrow path between combating inflation while avoiding recession.

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European banks see strong first quarter, but outlook is bleak

May 3, 2022

Deutsche Bank and UBS are the top performers for the first quarter, but the full impact of the war in Ukraine has yet to be felt for Europe’s banks. 

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Global lenders prepare to exit Russia

May 3, 2022

International banks face numerous challenges in leaving Russia, even after they have made their exit.

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