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Corporate treasury rises in importance

September 2, 2020

The importance of corporate treasury departments in managing risk has become clear, yet they face a gap in skills and investment. 

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The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks 2020

September 1, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks ranking shows the region's lenders are in good financial health, with gains in capitalisation and total assets. 

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Financial sector faces uncertainty as UK and EU wrangle over MiFID II

August 26, 2020

Slow progress on regulatory agreement with the EU is making life uncertain for UK financial firms, as James King reports.

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PrivatBank plots course through Ukrainian storms

August 7, 2020

Sharon Easky, chairperson of PrivatBank’s supervisory board, on the legal challenges which followed the bank’s nationalisation and the ongoing struggle to bring reform to Ukraine.

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European retail banking in need of a revolution

August 5, 2020

European retail banks were facing numerous challenges before the coronavirus pandemic hit and are under even more pressure now. They will need to embrace change if they are to survive.

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Coronavirus creates ideal breeding ground for cybercrime

July 16, 2020

The rise in digital payments and widespread working from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means banks must deal with a more complex cyber-threat environment. 

Top 1000 World Banks – RBS leads UK banks buttressed against Covid-19

July 1, 2020

RBS heads a UK field that benefited from decent asset quality and soundness.

Top 1000 World Banks – Akbank overcomes Turkey's travails

July 1, 2020

Akbank ranks first among Turkey’s biggest banks, standing out in a range of categories. James King reports.

Top 1000 World Banks – Kutxabank takes performance laurels among Spanish banks

July 1, 2020

The Banker’s Top 1000 shows Spanish banks have come a long way in the past decade. 

Top 1000 World Banks – Tinkoff is top performer but Russia has room to improve

July 1, 2020

Russia’s banks have improved capitalisation levels but lag behind in other key metrics.

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