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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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Deals of the Year 2019 - Europe

May 1, 2019

The Banker reviews Europe's best deals of the past year.

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Estonia builds its fintech muscle

April 1, 2019

Estonia has the plan, resources and attitude to become the leading fintech hub in the Baltic region. But can it deliver on its dream?

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Sberbank expands its ecosystem beyond banking

April 1, 2019

Sberbank is striving to become the 'ecosystem of first choice' in Russia, and is branching out into numerous fields while embracing fintech start-ups. 

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Can EU ambitions power a harmonious future for Bosnia-Herzegovina?

April 1, 2019

Bosnia-Herzegovina applied to join the EU in 2016 but slow progress threatens to thwart its hopes. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Central and Eastern Europe EU ranking: Poland maintains dominance

April 1, 2019

It has been a good year for banks operating in EU member countries of central and eastern Europe, with balance sheets being strengthened across the board. 

S&P: ratings outlook for European banks positive, but narrowing

March 7, 2019

Over the past two years, there has been only one ratings downgrade for one of Europe’s top 50 banks, according to S&P. The agency foresees stable balance sheets and good results from banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. But slowing growth in the big economies and low profitability means S&P foresees more negative ratings actions in 2019 than the year before. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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How has Belarus become a beacon of stability?

February 1, 2019

Belarus’s economy is in good shape, but concerns linger over the high level of non-performing loans and the dominant role of the state in the banking sector. Michael Imeson reports.

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Net4Gas breaks new ground with unique exchange offer

November 1, 2018

Czech energy company Net4Gas's unusual exchange deal held a special appeal for local investors. 

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A Russian resolution: are the country's banks back on track?

November 1, 2018

Following crises, poor management and bailouts, is Russia's banking sector on the road to recovery?

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