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ADB Meeting In The Heart Of Europe

<strong>Asian Development Bank Section: ADB Annual Meeting</strong><br /> Last year’s historic Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan saw the bank and member countries commit to a wide range of goals and reforms.


Caucasus Squeezed By The Bear

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are not masters of their own economic destinies, with events in Russia and the rest of the region casting a shadow over these countries’ efforts to boost economic and investor confidence.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Czech Banks Are Lending

In November the European Investment Bank published its latest Bank Lending Survey for Central Europe and Southeastern Europe.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Czech Republic: The Quiet Achiever

Unlike some of its Eastern European neighbors, the Czech Republic has shunned joining the eurozone and has surprised many with its stable and healthy levels of economic growth. However, progress is still needed on business transparency.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Turkey’s Şimşek: A Reformer In Their Midst

Turkey When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) swept elections in November, financial markets were focused neither on prime minister Ahmet Davutolu, nor on president Recep Tayyip Erdoan. All eyes were on new deputy prime minister Mehmet imek, the former Finance minister, who may be the only reformer within the largely statist AKP.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

A Great Divide

Central Europe and the Southeast revive, while the CIS struggles with low oil prices and sanctions.


Chinese Companies Come Up Empty In Bid For Portuguese Bank

Mergers & Acquisitions | Slowing growth and severe stock market falls have raised fears that China is nearing some sort of crossroads. Some economists believe that, owing to tight central controls, Chinese corporations won’t hit their expected growth targets.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Turkey Holding Down The Fort

Country Report | Turkey is roiled by political uncertainty and slowing growth ahead of November elections.