Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Central Banker of the Year/ Europe

January 2, 2006

Ivan Sramko
Governor, National Bank of Slovakia

Slovenia

January 2, 2006

Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NlB)
Marjan Kramar, President

Finance Minister of the Year/ Europe

January 2, 2006

Andrej Bajuk
Minister of Finance Slovenia

Serbia and Montenegro

January 2, 2006

Raiffeisenbank
Budimir Kostic, CEO

From bookkeepers to capitalist Innovators

January 2, 2006

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz outlines the tortuous process of ditching socialist operating modes that ex-communist banks were forced to endure in order to become the competitive institutions they are today.

The future looks bright

December 5, 2005

Romania is speeding towards EU accession, as witnessed by the growing sophistication of its banking sector, and a stream of sell-offs. Tom Blass reports.

Prompt action has paid off

December 5, 2005

Efforts to overcome the turbulence of 2004 have resulted in a growing economy and a positive outlook.

Options for cutting debt

December 5, 2005

Ben Aris reports from Moscow on the increasing trend of using structured products to cope with consolidation.

Back to the futures

December 5, 2005

Futures and options trading in Russia is making a tentative comeback since its curtailment in the wake of the 1998 financial crisis. Ben Aris in Moscow reports.
There are few places in the world where the future is less certain than in Russia, but maturing valuations of Russian stocks means an increasing number of investors are willing to bet on it.

Central bank finds its teeth

December 5, 2005

Russia’s central bank has moved out of the Kremlin’s pocket and is starting to regulate the sector aggressively. Ben Aris reports from Moscow.

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