Latest articles from Stefanie Linhardt

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Slovakia’s finance minister seeks to keep economy moving

July 4, 2018

One of the candidates during the Eurogroup chair elections and a keen advocacy of fiscal consolidation, Slovakian finance minister Peter Kazimir has played a key role in the country’s fiscal and economic achievements. But is the country’s economy at risk of overheating? Stefanie Linhardt finds out.

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Tackling Europe's NPLs: right idea, wrong time?

July 4, 2018

It seems that Europe’s non-performing loan problems are diminishing just as European authorities are issuing long-overdue proposals to deal with them – so are they still relevant? Stefanie Linhardt investigates.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe’s profitability returns as profits increase globally

July 2, 2018

Profitability is resurgent among western European landers, and there are strong showings from Asia-Pacific and North America. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Good news for western Europe as capital rebounds across board

July 2, 2018

Western European institutions have seen a distinct improvement on their poor 2017 figures, with most top banks increasing their capitalisation. HSBC remains local leader but has ceded a place on the global ranking. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Russian banks' mixed fortunes influence CEE ranking

July 2, 2018

Russian banks dominate the central and eastern Europe rankings, taking the top places for Tier 1 capital, profitability and highest mover. However others experienced bailouts and nationalisations that pushed them down or out of the list, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Poland’s deputy finance minister stays close to the EU

June 1, 2018

Poland's deputy finance minister, Piotr Nowak, a former fund manager and trader, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the country's public fundraising plans and the importance of a good relationship with the buy side, as well as Poland’s future within the EU and the health of its banking sector.

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Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?

May 1, 2018

Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?

May 1, 2018

When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.

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Direct investment enjoys Nordic upswing

May 1, 2018

Private equity funds are expressing ever-greater interest in the Nordic property market, and listed companies are next on their shopping list, writes 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.

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