Latest articles from Stefanie Linhardt

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Poland’s banking sector heads for consolidation

April 3, 2018

Greater capital requirements and pressures on profits are likely to increase competition among Polish banks and encourage further consolidation. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Will EU dispute derail Poland's economy?

April 3, 2018

Poland's political dispute with the European Commission could threaten the country's impressive economic growth of recent years, reports Stefanie Linhardt.

Will Poland be Europe's Belt and Road winner?

April 3, 2018

Poland looks set to be a key EU beneficiary of China's Belt and Road Initiative, but how will that tie in with the country's EU membership? Stefanie Linhardt investigates. 

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Top 100 CEE EU Banks ranking: Poland strengthens grip

April 3, 2018

Polish banks took up half of the top 10 places in The Banker's Top 100 CEE EU Banks ranking for 2018, while fortunes elsewhere in the region were mixed. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Crypto mania: how central banks are responding to a new threat

April 3, 2018

Cryptocurrencies have been making the headlines in recent months as their values soar and crash. But what threat to they pose to national and global financial systems? Stefanie Linhardt talks to central bankers about their response.

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The Top 50 Russian Banks 2018: a diminishing force?

February 1, 2018

Financial difficulties at some of Russia’s largest institutions and a contracting banking sector have led The Banker to shorten its ranking of the country's banks from 100 to 50. However, there have been some positive developments, such as an increase in capitalisation. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Czech National Bank governor looks to a stable 2018

February 1, 2018

Having lifted the exchange rate cap on the koruna after more than three years in 2017, the governor of the Czech National Bank talks to Stefanie Linhardt about his expectations for the year ahead.

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A job part finished: why Ukraine's banking sector needs faster reform

February 1, 2018

Ukraine’s banking sector is often celebrated as the section of the country’s economy that has seen the most effective reforms. Yet the past 12 months have highlighted just how much work remains to be done. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Will Germany reach an EU consensus?

January 2, 2018

From being an EU stalwart, Germany finds itself divided into supporters and sceptics, with long-serving chancellor Angela Merkel fighting to form a government that can keep the European project on track. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Will Catalonia independence movement dent Spain’s economic recovery?

December 1, 2017

As Spain’s economy is forecast to outpace 2008 GDP growth for the first time since the eurozone crisis, its own constitutional problems are posing a risk to the upbeat projections, writes Stefanie Linhardt. 

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