Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

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Moscow IPO is child’s play for Detsky Mir

April 3, 2017

The flotation of Russian toy retailer Detsky Mir on Moscow’s stock exchange was a significant moment for the country’s capital markets, which have been quiet in recent years. Joanne Hart reports.

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Czech finance minister looks to keep momentum going

March 1, 2017

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.

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Armenia PM targets public-friendly reform

January 3, 2017

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.

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Latvia finance minister looks to emerge from the shadows

January 3, 2017

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.

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Armenia finance minister seeks to move on from macro stability

January 3, 2017

Since 2014, Armenia has had to contend with currency depreciation, tumbling remittances and the impact of tensions between Russia and Europe. Finance minister Vardan Aramyan tells Courtney Fingar that now the country has achieved macro stability, it is planning micro-level reforms.

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Can institutional investor and multilateral co-investment meet infrastructure needs?

January 3, 2017

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.

Infrastructure investment – the revival

January 3, 2017

While interest rates remain low, infrastructure investment makes more sense than ever.

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Russia flies its fintech colours

January 2, 2017

The Russian government is committed to creating a strong fintech community to rival other global innovation hubs, and domestic banks are playing their role in providing start-ups with know-how and backing, writes Heather McKenzie. 

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Creamfinance finds the perfect blend

January 2, 2017

Creamfinance is carving itself a niche in consumer lending, with fast decision-making and clear fees. The company’s co-founder and chief executive explains its philosophy to Silvia Pavoni.

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