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East Asia's economies are growing at their swiftest pace since before the financial crisis with fewer people than ever living in extreme poverty.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is staging its annual meeting in Warsaw in a year that marks a number of important anniversaries for Poland, Eastern Europe and for the EBRD itself
Greek high yield booms
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
An imminent signing of a $500m loan by Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer, has not convinced bankers that Russia’s frozen international loan markets is anywhere near thawing out
The Russian government’s decisive moves in annexing Crimea and fomenting unrest in the Ukraine have fuelled fears among neighbouring states with large Russian-speaking populations
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
These days, the attempt to create faster growth without necessarily addressing supply-side effects has led to a hunt for yield which threatens misallocation of capital.
Stephen King, chief economist, HSBC
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