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Cover story: Waiting on the ECB’s next move

October 1, 2022

The ECB’s attempt to counter inflation by hiking interest rates could potentially be a windfall for the region’s banking sector. However, with a recession looming, the ECB is poised to deploy other monetary tools to stabilise the economy. 

Moody’s slashes growth forecasts for G20

September 6, 2022

Moody's has revised down real GDP projections for 2022 and 2023.

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Contactless rises as cash payments continue to fall

August 30, 2022

Consumers in the UK are increasingly using contactless methods to make payments as cash continues to become less popular.

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The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks 2022

August 24, 2022

Almost three-quarters of the central and eastern European region’s top 100 banks saw a fall in their Tier 1 capital during 2021.

European ESG issuance declines in second quarter

August 23, 2022

The year on year supply of socially responsible bonds and loans in Europe dropped in the second quarter of this year. 

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The shifting sands in European payments

August 17, 2022

A huge project backed by the European Central Bank and the continent’s major lenders looks to further accelerate the digital transformation of the European payments sector.

July records lowest monthly M&A total in more than two years

August 16, 2022

Global merger and acquisition deal activity continues to drop year on year, with July seeing a fall of 62% in announced transactions compared with the previous year.

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Western and eastern European banks' capital positions diverge

August 2, 2022

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2022 saw a mixed picture for European banks’ capital positions, with almost every lender in the top 10 table for central and eastern Europe seeing a rise in their Tier 1 capital, yet the opposite was true for western Europe. 

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European financial boards fall short in gender diversity

August 1, 2022

Financial services boardrooms in Europe continue to be dominated by men, according to a recent report by EY. 

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Intra-EBU exposure reforms is a step in the right direction

August 1, 2022

The biggest lenders in Europe are set to have their cross-border exposures in the European Banking Union redefined.

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