| 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
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
Georgia’s radical approach to economic thinking is working. But it remains dangerously exposed to the whims and wiles of its more powerful and belligerent neighbor
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.
Not one to waste a good crisis, Kazakhstan’s premier, Karim Massimov, wants to speed up structural reforms and rebalance the economy by lessening the dependence on hydrocarbons.
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
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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