While progress continues to be made in upgrading China's economic statistics, weaknesses remain in key areas
President Petro Poroshenko and premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk have dipped into Georgia’s deep pool of reformist talent in an effort to rebuild Ukraine’s war-ravaged economy. However, even with a vast IMF package and other financial assistance, many have trouble seeing how Ukraine is ever going to return to growth while it is in conflict with the Russia-backed rebels in the east
Turkey was once the poster child of emerging markets, but its rising current account deficit and the increasingly autocratic tendencies of the president have led investors to demand a premium for holding its assets
Rival managements of the $67bn Libyan Investment Authority are set to fight in London courts over claims of Tripoli and Malta
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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