In the spotlight: Emerging Europe

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Euromoney’s recent coverage of trends in the region, including the shifting sands in the Russian banking system, CEE banks’ fight with incompetent policymakers, Turkish banks braving the market storm, and an interview with the Czech central bank chief on FX intervention. We also have an exclusive interview with the lawyer of the former BTA chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov and the Hungarian government’s fight with the banking sector.

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Russian banks play truth or dare

Russian banks play truth or dare

Euromoney September 2013

During the past three years, Russian banks have plastered over holes in the corporate sector with record profits from retail. The choice now might be between fuelling a bubble or stagnation.



Picking winners: Recovering CEE banks get tough

Picking winners: Recovering CEE banks get tough

Euromoney September 2013

With growth finally returning to the region, emerging Europe’s big banking players are focusing on the most profitable markets and punishing hostile or incompetent policymakers.



Market turmoil tests the mettle of Turkey’s banks

Market turmoil tests the mettle of Turkey’s banks

Euromoney September 2013

For all their strengths, the ferocity of this summer’s market sell-off has amplified some vulnerabilities that could be the first true test in a decade of the resilience of banks and the economy as a whole.



Miroslav Singer: Gunning for intervention

Miroslav Singer: Gunning for intervention

Euromoney September 2013

Famed for his tough approach to regulation, Czech central bank head Miroslav Singer now has his sights set on currency market intervention to reflate the country’s flagging economy. He talks to Euromoney about the limitations of fiscal policy, the prospects for Czech adoption of the euro, and the dangers of regulatory integration.



Kazakhstan: BTA in recovery mode after Ablyazov arrest

Kazakhstan: BTA in recovery mode after Ablyazov arrest

Euromoney September 2013

Former chairman arrested in France; $112 million net profit in first half.


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Hungary: Orban takes a swipe at OTP

Euromoney September 2013

New FX mortgage scheme; Government plans state bank

Turkey: Syria and Basci extend lira’s free fall

Euromoney September 2013

Threat of military action adds uncertainty; central bank inactivity supporting volatility.