| Shanker Satyanath and Arvind Subramanian1
IMF Working Paper
Rival managements of the $67bn Libyan Investment Authority are set to fight in London courts over claims of Tripoli and Malta
With Romania set for inflation to fall below zero, its deputy central bank governor insists that it will prevent deflation, as it continues to foster economic growth
Leaders of SMEs that the EBRD sees as the “engines of growth” have voiced fears that obstacles such as lack of capital and opaque policies will stymie the bank’s vision for a highly profitable sector
The head of UniCredit’s CEE division tells Emerging Markets he intends to remain in Russia, despite claims by the head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund that he wants to cut Western banks’ market share by attracting Chinese lenders
Rimantas Šadžius, Lithuania’s finance minister, tells Emerging Markets how Russia’s weak economy and currency are making conditions tough for the Baltic country, but that reliance on Russian energy is falling.
Russia’s eastward foray and energy deals with China, far from saving its economy, are revealing Vladimir Putin’s weak bargaining position.
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