The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.
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Economics, Policy & Regulation
Although hit hard by the global financial crisis, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia recovered quickly. The three countries are building ever-closer EU ties to separate themselves economically from Eastern neighbors.
Global Finance Names The World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks In Central & Eastern Europe 2014.