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Chrystalla Georghadji

Cyprus reborn: CBG looks to a bright banking future

April 1, 2015

Restructured and recapitalised, the Cypriot banking sector has emerged from its recent crisis more resilient and far more stable, according to the country's central bank governor, Chrystalla Georghadji.

Mihály Varga

Hungary's minister of economy takes tentative steps towards economic stability

April 1, 2015

Hungary has enjoyed stronger economic growth than many of its European neighbours in recent years, but the country's minister of economy Mihály Varga is wary of taking this success for granted, insisting that the country's long-term outlook hinges on a number of external factors, from the recovery of the eurozone to a resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Government lends Hungarian banking market a hand

Government lends Hungarian banking market a hand

April 1, 2015

Government intervention – both to tackle the country's problematic foreign exchange loans and stimulate new lending – has revived the Hungarian banking market. Now, the race is on for banks to return to profitability. 

Daniel Wong

Why Daniel Wong fits in nicely with Macquarie Capital's infrastructure

March 2, 2015

Daniel Wong, the head of Macquarie Capital Europe (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland), has a long history of working on the investment bank's infrastructure projects, but in his new role he is keen to explore other opportunities for the lender, with a particular focus upon the ECM and energy markets.

Eurozone meltdown

Eurozone meltdown: how can it be avoided?

March 2, 2015

As the need to resolve the eurozone crisis intensifies, member states seem to be moving further apart on key issues, including the architecture of the union and the terms of Greece's bail-out package. But while political rifts open up, many economists agree that the only way forward is by working towards greater economic integration. 

Mark Lewellen

Barclays' DCM team retains focus

February 2, 2015

Mark Lewellen has been busy making sure Barclays’ debt capital markets team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa retains its focus, despite reorganisation to bring investment-grade and emerging market financing and risk management under one umbrella. 

The new kid on the euro bloc

Lithuania: the new kid on the euro bloc

February 2, 2015

Lithuania became the 19th country to adopt the euro as its currency in January, joining Baltic neighbours Latvia and Estonia. But what benefits can the country expect to see from this move?

Top 100 Russian banks ranking

Top 100 Russian banks ranking: Russia's troubles rumble on

January 28, 2015

Russia's banks endured a tough 2013, as shown by the results in The Banker's Top 100 ranking, with the picture only likely to get bleaker when the impact of a turbulent 2014 is known.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Iceland finance minister seeks to continue on road to recovery

January 19, 2015

Iceland’s finance minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, talks about economic recovery, plans to stabilise the banking sector and why the country will not be joining the EU any time soon.  

Didier Valet

Investment banking head gives Société Générale a new direction

January 5, 2015

Since Didier Valet took the helm at Société Générale’s investment banking operations much has changed. But Mr Valet is not one to rest on his laurels, with SocGen’s acquisition of Newedge presenting some particularly enticing opportunities.

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