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NBS gets new bank sector supervisor

The government named Tatra banka supervisory board member Ivan Šramko as the National Bank of Slovakia’s vice-governor for bank supervision, following the release of a document last week gravely faulting the NBS’s oversight role in the case of the failed Devín banka.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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