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.

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

December 05, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Sustainable financing is gaining ground in corporate Russia as firms look to improve their environmental, social and governance policies ‒ but can the country’s notorious polluters really go green?