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Alesia Sidliarevich Alesia Sidliarevich Associate Editor, CEEMEA, Debtwire

Ukrainian state banks are expected to finally step up this year the sale of their voluminous non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios, which make up 45.5%-73.5% of the total loan books of the country’s top three banks, Oschadbank and Ukreximbank and PrivatBank, according to several banking sector experts and lawyers.

Asli  Orbay Asli Orbay Assistant Editor, Debtwire CEEMEA

A new type of court restructuring proceeding has been introduced in Poland as part of the COVID-19 crisis legislation: simplified restructuring proceedings available until June 2021, allowing the debtor to individually initiate the proceedings, said Karol Czepukojc and Pawel Dlugoborski, two counsels co-heading Baker McKenzie’s restructuring and insolvency practice in Poland.

Amy Finch Amy Finch Data Journalist, Debtwire

Governments and regulators need to be investors' “best friend” as they face a new wave of non-performing loans, said panellists involved in NPLs in Europe, China, and globally on a webinar, The New Rise of NPLs - Strategies and Investment Opportunities in the Market, aired live yesterday (14 October) during Debtwire Week.

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Ukrainian state banks are expected to finally step up this year the sale of their voluminous non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios, which make up 45.5%-73.5% of the total loan books of the country’s top three banks, Oschadbank and Ukreximbank and PrivatBank, according to several banking sector experts and lawyers.

The Coordination Council of Belarus, recognised by the EU and the US as a body facilitating the peaceful transition of power in the country, has sent statements to international financial institutions warning that the proceeds of the country’s latest USD 1.25bn Eurobonds might have been used to fund state repressions and that the current government lacks the authority to raise further funding, according to documents seen by Debtwire.

A new type of court restructuring proceeding has been introduced in Poland as part of the COVID-19 crisis legislation: simplified restructuring proceedings available until June 2021, allowing the debtor to individually initiate the proceedings, said Karol Czepukojc and Pawel Dlugoborski, two counsels co-heading Baker McKenzie’s restructuring and insolvency practice in Poland.