Coronavirus: EBRD gears up to fill the gap

Coronavirus: EBRD gears up to fill the gap

April 23, 2020
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Fast-track financing, infrastructure support and equity investment opportunities: first vice-president Jürgen Rigterink details the development bank’s Covid-19 crisis response – and delivers a warning to banks in its region.

QE in CEE: What you need to know

QE in CEE: What you need to know

April 16, 2020
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Central banks in emerging Europe have started buying local government bonds in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Banking: Russia makes its own innovation

Banking: Russia makes its own innovation

April 02, 2020
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Recruited to set up a national payments system, the central bank’s Olga Skorobogatova has overseen initiatives to protect consumers and promote competition in Russia’s banking sector.