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Poland econ

Headwinds lie in wait for Polish economy

February 28, 2022

Poland’s robust growth in 2021 is expected to continue in 2022. However, the economy is not immune to emerging challenges, including inflation, geopolitical tensions and raising interest rates.

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Poland’s banks pursue a bright future

February 28, 2022

The country’s leading lenders possess robust balance sheets, as well as ambitious plans to cut costs and further digitise their operations. 

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Poland's central bank governor takes aim at inflation

February 17, 2022

The governor of Poland’s central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, talks to The Banker about interest rate increases, foreign currency denominated mortgages and the sector’s exposure to transformation-related climate risks.

Top 1000 World Banks - European bank results reveal their mettle

January 11, 2022

Europe’s banks survived the pandemic, even extending support for their respective economies. But there is still scope for improved profitability and consolidation in future.


Central banking beyond the pandemic

November 9, 2021

Central banks around the world are contending with stark choices around how to unwind their Covid stimulus packages in the face of turbulent markets. 

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DeFi: finance's new era

September 1, 2021

Decentralised finance will completely shake up, and potentially even replace, the existing banking system.

French banks’ pre-Covid soundness pays off

September 1, 2021

French banks went into the crisis well prepared, as their performance shows.

Solid fundamentals stand German banks in good stead

September 1, 2021

Hamburg Commercial Bank is Germany’s best-performer, leading a field that did well under tough conditions.

Russian banks’ performance reflects national resilience

September 1, 2021

Pre-Covid cost-cutting and digitisation programmes helped Russian banks put in an impressive performance in this year’s rankings.

Kutxabank leads Spain’s banks towards recovery

September 1, 2021

Banks reacted smartly to Spain’s sharp contraction in growth last year — with the resulting numbers showing that they are nicely positioned for the future.

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