| Jean-Claude Trichet
The president of the European Central Bank discusses the development of the Euro in Eastern and Central Europe
With China’s economy slowing, Brazil rocked by scandal and recession and Russia frozen out of world affairs and now beginning to pay the price, the world is increasingly looking to India to pick up the slack. By Shruti Chaturverdi
The new, improved relationship between Russia and China is less a union backed by political interests and more a marriage of convenience as the global political situation pushes them more into bed together.
Debt has become a cause for concern in every one of Asia’s biggest nations: one that has to be addressed before it metastasizes, spilling into the wider region and undermining the global economy. Of greatest concern is, of course, China.
Asian borrowers are slowly starting to join the global trend of issuing bonds labelled as green. In fact, Asian companies have been issuing bonds for green purposes for years — but the attention the green branding attracts could stimulate the market and create a snowball effect that ultimately benefits the climate. By Matthew Thomas.
Hungary may have a relatively immature banking market but there is more growth visible there than there is across the CEE or, at present, across the eurozone
Henry Worthington, Oxford Economics
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