| Anne Krueger
A strong, well-functioning financial sector is crucial for any economybe it industrial, emerging market, or even low-income, says Anne Krueger, first deputy managing director at the IMF
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
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
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
The EBRD has hailed the decision by the Kazakh government to channel billions of dollars of state revenues through its offices as a ‘game changer’ in economic development
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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