| Desmond Lachman for the AEI
An Article by Desmond Lachman for the American Enterprise Institute.
If the central and eastern European countries’ vast infrastructure investment gap is ever to be bridged, then private capital via the bond markets will have to be harnessed
A break-up of the euro would be good for both surplus and deficit countries. By Roger Bootle
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.
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
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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