Austria sells Hypo Balkans network to private equity firm Advent
Bank borrowing in new ECB loans programme disappoints
EU tells Russia to keep Balkans out of Ukraine crisis
Obama Signals Support for New U.S. Sanctions to Pressure Russian Economy
Russian banks starved for cash as funding crisis worsens


Albania President Nominates Central Bank Governor
Bank of Albania takes new measures to increase lending
Performance of Albanian banking system reported positive in first 10 months of 2014
Albanian banks' bad loans lower to 24.7%


Consolidation of Armenia’s banking system to help resist external shocks
EIB supports implementation of SME projects in Armenia
Armenia and Georgia will work on retaining the current trade regime
Armenia’s reserves sufficient for guarding against financial instability
World Bank Support for Armenia Will Grow in 2015


Ziraat receives bank license in Azerbaijan
Central Bank holds Effective Fraud Management seminar
Azerbaijan Central Bank ready to introduce its mechanism of mortgage guarantees in 2015
IFC Helps Azerbaijan’s TuranBank Expand Lending to Smaller Businesses

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia's Bobar bank shut, big depositors face losses
Bosnian admits to stealing 300,000 euros from central bank
Bosnia central bank suspends nine after $380,000 theft from vaults
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
MoneyGram enters Eastern European market in Bosnia and Herzegovina


BoG Eyes Buying PrivatBank Georgia
VTB Bank opens two new Georgia branches
Development Bank – a breakthrough in our investment environment
IMF approves $58.1 million for Georgia


USAID has so far created 6,000 new jobs
World Bank set to support Kosovo
Economic crisis is causing insecurities, says Kosovo’s president
Kosovo continues to improve in Doing Business ranking


Macedonian banks’ loan quality, capital adequacy weaken
Macedonian banks' non-performing loans accelerate to 12.2% in Q3
Macedonia receives EBRD loan to construct Pan-European railroad
National Bank of Macedonia Sees Positive Effects on Banks due to Economic Recovery


The “Laundromat” Helped Transfer more than $20 Billion In Dirty Russian Money to Moldova and Latvia
Moldovan commercial banks taken under state control for fraud investigations
Another commercial bank in Moldova taken under special state control


National Bank of Serbia prepares draft Law Amending the Law on Banks
National Bank of Serbia sells EUR 30 million
Central bank introduces yuan to domestic forex market
Serbia's central bank issues license to UAE's Mirabank


Central Bank chief says Ukraine expects to receive three tranches of credit from IMF after fund visits
Central bank governor estimates real GDP decline in Ukraine in 2014 at 7.5% amid double devaluation
$300,000 in gold missing from Ukraine Central Bank after swapped for lead bricks
Ukraine turns its back on its ‘worst year since World War II’
Ukraine central bank chief says inflation may rise in 2015 to 17-18 %
European Investment Bank to give 600 million euro loan to Ukraine

AuthorKaris McGill