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Lithuania battles energy price shock

October 21, 2022

Gintarė Skaistė, The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year 2022, talks to Kit Gillet about the current state of the Lithuanian economy and how the country has further cut its ties with Russia.

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Lithuanian banks perform better than expected

October 17, 2022

With non-performing loan ratios remaining low and strong fundamentals, the Baltic country’s banks are well-prepared for a potentially challenging year ahead with rising inflation, energy concerns and geopolitical tensions. 

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Lithuania forges an ambitious future

October 17, 2022

Access to NextGenerationEU funds and plans to create a pan-Baltic capital market will help the country overcome current challenging economic conditions.

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José Manuel Campa: Crypto-asset regulation – managing the transition from paper to practice

September 30, 2022

The chair of the European Banking Authority discusses how industry participants and supervisors can prepare for enhanced regulatory obligations of crypto assets.

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Navigating the regulatory web of Russia sanctions

September 29, 2022

The US, EU and UK have imposed an increasingly complex regime of sanctions on Russia as the war in Ukraine has evolved.

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Werner Hoyer: Decarbonisation a security issue

September 23, 2022

The European Investment Bank can play a vital role in drawing investment to projects that diversify Europe’s energy supplies.

Hungary’s banks braced for strong headwinds

September 20, 2022

The operating environment for banks in Hungary looks set to worsen over the coming months. But its largest lenders are well fortified.

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The Russia-Ukraine conflict’s effects on the global financial system

August 16, 2022

The war has led to difficult circumstances for the global financial system, leaving central banks with a tough choice. 

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A historic year ahead for Croatia, as it gets set to join eurozone

July 29, 2022

Next year is gearing up to be an important one for Croatia’s economy after EU finance ministers gave the approval for Croatia’s membership of the eurozone.

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Croatian central bank looks to a eurozone future

July 29, 2022

With Croatia moving closer to joining the eurozone, the country’s banking sector is set to play a key role in managing the transition. Boris Vujčić, governor of the Croatian National Bank, talks to Kit Gillet about this key moment and the likely role of NextGenerationEU funds.

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