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Includes historical data for Romania’s Gross Domestic Product growth, debt-to-GDP ratio and more, as well as information on trade, banking...


Balkan Spring

Even with investor and public worries about corruption, the dynamic Balkan economies offer opportunities with the promise of EU membership.


Romania: World-Class Frontier

Romania has a troublesome reputation but robust growth, and is working to raise its game through the tech industry and improvements to the business environment.


Protests In Bucharest Curb Election Winners

Even by the Balkans’ standards, the honeymoon accorded Romania’s new Social Democratic Party (PSD) government was brief after the party’s victory in the December 11 elections.


Global Finance Names The Safest Banks In Central & Eastern Europe 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 — Global Finance has named the Safest Banks in Central & Eastern Europe in an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2015 issue. Banks were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings— from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.


Corporate Tax Rates by Country

Taxes paid by corporations can be measured in a number of ways, including the marginal corporate tax rate and the total taxes paid as a percentage of profits.



The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Cover: Emerging Markets Elections

By Laurence Neville Thirty-four developing countriesincluding all of the so-called Fragile Five nationswill have elections this year. Their results will...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Equity: China, Russia Lead DR Funding

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt China and Russia have returned to the global equity capital markets, following a lengthy absence. China led in the number of capital raisings using depositary receipts last year, with 14 of the 51 transactions ...