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Emerging Europe: Sovcombank’s star rises

Emerging Europe: Sovcombank’s star rises

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Five years ago it was a niche player specializing in consumer loans for the elderly – today Sovcombank is one of Russia’s largest privately owned banks, with a clutch of new shareholders from China and the Gulf.

Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Britain’s Conservative Party has been at pains to distance itself from the mainstream of European politics in recent years, but seems remarkably comfortable in its murkier shallows.

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Sideways: Ken Moelis – Ken of Arabia sticks to one costume

Sideways: Ken Moelis – Ken of Arabia sticks to one costume

By JON MACASKILL

Ken Moelis lived up to his nickname ‘Ken of Arabia’ when he showed up at the Saudi Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh in late October in his brave pursuit of future fee income despite the risk of international opprobrium.

Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

The murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sparked condemnation of the kingdom’s leadership the world over, but as the dust settles after the Future Investment Initiative, what are the real-world effects, if any, of this crisis on Saudi Arabia’s banking ties?

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Poland strides ahead, unconvincingly

Poland strides ahead, unconvincingly

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Euromoney’s latest risk survey has downgraded Poland again – despite its strong economic growth – as the populist-conservative government completes its third of four years in office.