Significant progress has been made in recent years
The decision by a joint venture between Russia and China to invest up to $2bn in key infrastructure projects will relieve the pressure on the Russian government to attract funds to offset the massive flight of capital
Warsaw is home to the largest CEE-headquartered stock exchange, Bucharest is rapidly trying to replicate the structure, while Vienna dominates the Central and Eastern Europe Stock Exchange Group. Throw the Moscow Exchange into the mix and the battle for the CEE power exchange will prove a fascinating one
Having toured the 'MINT' countries, Jim O'Neill asks whether Turkey has more obstacles to overcome
Russian bond volumes have been hit hard since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, but rotation into the rest of EM has brought hope to DCM bankers
Turkey dominates the sukuk scene in central and eastern Europe via the sovereign and participation banks. But the Czech Republic has emerged as another possible breeding ground for Islamic finance
The EBRD will take on Libya as a member this week but analysts are warning that the multilateral may be biting off more than it can chew
Do the costs [related to Free Trade Agreements] actually outweigh the benefits? I think overall yes, they do.
Jayant Menon, trade expert, ADB
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