Bank Pekao brings back the bison

Bank Pekao brings back the bison

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Michal Krupinski looks to shake off the legacy of UniCredit with big plans for Poland’s second-largest lender.

Russia banking: The Yugra illusions

Russia banking: The Yugra illusions

On a recent visit to the Russian central bank on a wintry day, Euromoney’s eye was caught by a chap holding a large and surprisingly professionally produced billboard.

Russia: special focus

Russia: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of macroeconomic, FX, fixed income and equity market trends in the oil-producing economy.

Sepa: special focus

Sepa: special focus

The Single Euro Payments Area (Sepa) aims to make cash transfers between European countries fast, cheap and simple – but the migration process has proved slow, expensive and complex.

Alternative awards of the year 2017

Alternative awards of the year 2017

For the banking industry, 2017 was a time of trying finally to resolve issues of the past and avoid new mistakes, yet dig beneath the surface and it was also 12 months of intrigue and, sometimes, farce.

Turkey remains a conundrum

Turkey remains a conundrum

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Concerned by policymaking risks, analysts are lukewarm on junk-status Turkey’s prospects, despite the fact it compares favourably alongside investment grades.

Russian regulator backs new bailout regime

Russian regulator backs new bailout regime

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

A pair of multibillion-dollar bank bailouts in under a month has roiled Russia’s banking sector and raised questions about the regulator’s competence – Dmitry Tulin, the central bank’s new head of banking supervision, insists such criticism is misguided.

Bric: special focus

Bric: special focus

Euromoney's recent coverage of macroeconomic, FX, fixed income and equity market trends in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Ukraine: PrivatBank was a boon to Mills

Ukraine: PrivatBank was a boon to Mills

Back in June, holders of Eurobonds bailed in during the state takeover of Ukraine’s PrivatBank last year hired a clutch of upmarket American PRs to make the case to western journalists that the nationalization was illegitimate.

High-risk Ukraine is back on the radar

High-risk Ukraine is back on the radar

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country has turned a corner and is promising stronger growth – and more reforms – but it needs to maintain progress to offer safer returns.

Halyk takes the hot seat in Kazakhstan

Halyk takes the hot seat in Kazakhstan

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Cautious Halyk Bank has been largely immune from the upheavals that have shaken the Kazakh banking sector; will buying troubled market leader KKB bring an end to the group’s bull run or create a new regional player?