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IIF REPORT: ASIAN REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

June 4, 2007

IIF suggests Asian growth has peaked while an EFMA report assesses the international domination of the CEE region.

Russians move into Africa

May 7, 2007

In an oversaturated commodities market, Renaissance Capital is branching out into Africa. Ben Aris reports.

Careful groundwork reaps IPO success

May 7, 2007

The Bank of Georgia’s oversubscribed London IPO epitomised Georgia’s drive towards catching up with the rest of the world. Ben Aris reports from Tbilisi on how chairman Lado Gurgenidze turned the bank around.

Russian banks ready to join the mainstream

May 7, 2007

The Russian banking sector is more closely resembling those of developed markets, as it focuses on building up profits from fee income. But banks face the thorny issue of how to obtain capital to sustain their remarkable growth. Brian Caplen reports.

Exchange builds regional reach

May 7, 2007

Bourse operator Hellenic Exchanges has cut trading fees on the Athens exchange and is developing links with other exchanges in the region in its bid for a competitive edge. By Kerin Hope.

Open market

May 7, 2007

Merger and acquisition activity is heating up in Greece, with surprise takeover bids, religious opposition and major privatisation. investigates.

Bilateral benefits

May 7, 2007

The chairman of National Bank of Greece, Takis Arapoglou, discusses the acquisition of Turkey’s Finansbank and developments closer to home.

Banks jostle for position

May 7, 2007

Greek bankers are confident that the credit sector will continue to expand as the country catches up with its European partners. Kerin Hope reports on developments in a still underbanked country.

Banks cast eyes on new horizons

May 7, 2007

Financial groups are expanding abroad – not just in international M&A but also into new areas such as project finance and debt issuance. Peter Wise reports.

Variety without the volatility

May 7, 2007

Banks are devising structured products for private banking clients that are more diverse than they previously were but still have an element of protection. Michael Marray investigates.

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