There is cautious optimism that Greece's economy will return to growth in 2017, though much could happen over the next 12 months to quell these hopes. However, as Stefanie Linhardt reports, great importance is being attached to the country being given access to the ECB's quantitative easing programme.
View from EBRD
Date: 9-11 May
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
The Banker’s ‘View From’ series brings you regular multimedia coverage and summarises the key themes from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Annual Meeting 2017
Stefanie Linhardt, Europe editor at The Banker, will report from the event providing exclusive interviews, as well as comprehensive articles and thought-led discussions with key industry figures.
Key discussion points:
• Targeting green and inclusive growth – meeting regional and global challenges
• Competitiveness in the 21st century
• How important is trust for the functioning of institutions?
• Banking on full recovery? The financial sector post-crisis
• Integrating eastern Europe’s regional gas markets
Having tackled the country's tax system in 2016, Czech Republic finance minister Andrej Babiš is turning his energies to the task of promoting growth while reducing the deficit. He talks to Stefanie Linhardt.
After a contraction in investment levels since 2014, Russia’s first renminbi-denominated bond could signal the beginning of a new age of Chinese interest in the country’s financial potential. Stefanie Linhardt reports.
Latvian finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola outlines to Stefanie Linhardt the government’s plans to tackle the shadow economy and devise a fair and sustainable mid-term tax strategy.
Risk-averse institutional investors have historically shied away from large-scale infrastructure investments in emerging markets, but new collaborations with multilateral institutions are now tempting public and private institutions into such projects. Stefania Palma reports.
With deposits in Greek banks down substantially and unlikely to return soon, a top priority is to reduce the country’s non-performing loan burden, writes Stefanie Linhardt.
Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan wants his government to create an environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial minds. But, as he tells Courtney Fingar, he is also determined to ensure that the country’s population is on board with whatever changes lie ahead.