Latest articles from Jan Cienski

PKO’s headache

July 4, 2007

Poland’s largest bank, the state-owned PKO, is operating without a head while the ruling party searches for a ‘suitable’ CEO. Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw.

Slovakia flies high

July 2, 2007

After a gradual recovery from communist rule and the economic disarray of the late 1990s, Slovakia’s economy is now taking off, presenting plenty of opportunities for foreign banks. Jan Cienski reports from Bratislava.

Profits among the crumbs

July 2, 2007

New foreign players from HSBC to Poland’s mBank will have to settle for niche roles in a profitable banking market with little room for new entrants, writes Jan Cienski in Prague.

Getin’s rapid rise From the bottom of the sea

January 8, 2007

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the adrenaline-fuelled journey from commercial diver to billionaire banking mogul of Getin Holding founder Leszek Czarnecki.

Government grasps regulatory power

October 2, 2006

Concerns are growing over the creation of a new unified financial industry regulator that will reduce the independent overseeing powers of the central bank and its chief. By Jan Cienski in Warsaw.

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