Latest articles from Michael Imeson

Germany economy

Germany's economic outlook darkens

June 30, 2022

The country’s economy is proving resilient but rising inflation, high energy prices and supply chain disruptions could spark a recession. 

Joachim Wuermeling

Bundesbank believes German banks will ride out the storm

June 29, 2022

The ability of Germany’s banks to stand firm against strong economic and geopolitical headwinds is a concern, but they should be able to cope.

Turkey econ

Macroeconomic woes pile on the pressure in Turkey

May 4, 2022

Turkey’s economy is suffering, with critics claiming the situation is being exacerbated by government policy.

Mehmet Ali Akben

Turkish banks weathering the storm

April 29, 2022

Turkey’s banks are coping well with the financial, digital, economic and geopolitical risks confronting them

Turkey Garanti

Turkey’s banking sector looks to the bright side

April 28, 2022

Sustainable finance and digitalisation helping to keep Turkey’s bankers positive

skyline

Sanctions wave intensifies compliance headaches

May 6, 2021

Banks must spend more to ensure compliance as the number and complexity of financial sanctions increases.

Ransomware teaser

Ransomware threat tests banks’ resilience to cyber crime

September 2, 2020

Covid-19 has ramped up cyber risk concerns at banks with ransomware an evolving problem.

Turkey digs teaser

Well-capitalised Turkish banks go into business continuity mode

May 15, 2020

Nation’s banks holding up despite crisis on back of sufficient liquidity and developed digital channels.

Belarusbank teaser

Belarus’s modernisation push moves up a gear

December 2, 2019

With its infrastructure being overhauled, a renewed focus on SME lending and mobile banking taking off, Belarus appears to be on an upward spiral. 

Bank of Georgia teaser

Georgian banks gather rewards for resilience

July 2, 2019

Georgia’s banking sector is resilient, it is benefiting from – and contributing to – a strong economy. But there are some vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.

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