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Awards: World’s Best Banks 2013

BRIGHT STARS By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt Following a year that included some of the biggest scandals in banking history—the London Whale, the Libor rate-fixing scandal, widespread money laundering, insider trading, rogue trading and ...


Report: Central & Eastern Europe

<p>CHANGE IS AFOOT By Paul Mackintosh Central & Eastern European countries are trying hard to differentiate themselves from their southwestern neighbors. Corporates in the region are dealing with a new playing field as many assets once owned by ...</p>

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World’s Best Banks 2013: Europe

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt TOUGH TIMES CONTINUE IN EUROPE Europe remains mired in recession. Apart from Germany and the Nordics, major European economies are either flatlining or, as among the southern peripherals, contracting ...


Newsmakers: Matolcsy Creates Anxiety For Hungarys Central

NEWSMAKERS: HUNGARY By Paul Mackintosh Widespread concerns in Europe over the independence and integrity of Hungary's institutions were rekindled recently by the news that prime minister Viktor Orbán had appointed his right-hand man, György Matolcsy, as the new governor of ...

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Regional Focus Caucasus

BEYOND OLD BOUNDARIES By Justin Keay Oil wealth, a favorable location and buoyant economic growth have thrust Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia onto the international stage. However, regional conflicts, political tensions and corruption are never far away. “The ...

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Awards: Risk Management Providers 2012

RISKY BUSINESS   By Alfred Modugno   Global Finance presents the winners of its Best Global Risk Management Providers 2012 Awards, incorporating our Best Global Insurers and Best Derivatives Providers Awards.   There is no question the world has become ...


Hungarian Banks’ Lending Capacity Reduced By Backtrack

MILESTONES: HUNGARY   By Paul Mackintosh   The Hungarian government threw the country’s banking sector into disarray in mid-October by reneging on an agreement with local banks to halve from 2013 the crisis levy imposed on them.   Matolcsy blames EU ...