Tag Archives: Central and Eastern Europe

Bullish investors return to emerging markets

Emerging market assets, particularly bonds but also equities, are staging a comeback as investors gradually return to risky assets.

A survey of investor sentiment carried out by Societe Generale in February among 41 hedge funds and 41 real money investors such as pension funds, showed the bullish bias towards emerging markets strengthening for the near term.

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Money pours into risky assets before ECB QE

Money has been rushing into risky assets shortly before the European Central Bank starts its quantitative easing program, data from the latest capital flows surveys showed.

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Russia to fall deep in recession, drag region down: EBRD

Russia will fall into a deep recession following the ruble’s collapse and the sharp decline in the price of oil, and will drag down with it many other countries in the region this year, new forecasts from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) show.

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EBRD to raise stake in Moldovan bank to restore governance

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it has applied for regulatory approval to raise its stake in Moldova’s third-largest bank, Victoriabank, “with the aim of restoring effective corporate governance at the bank and ensuring its continued sound financial performance.”

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Turkey becomes the top EBRD investment destination

Turkey is the big winner and Russia the big loser when it comes to investment by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Investors who like to follow the flow of institutional capital would do well to take a look at the development bank’s latest statement regarding its investments in the region.

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What to watch for in the Ukraine Russia conflict

The past couple of weeks had been relatively quiet for Russia and Ukraine due to the Russian orthodox Christmas holiday, but this week the rollercoaster started again.

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Year-end rally coming for US stocks: analysts

Despite the stellar rise in the S&P 500 and the global selloff on Monday, US stocks are still the place to be for investors, as they are due to stage a year-end rally, according to analysts at Austrian bank Raiffeisen.

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Emerging Europe growth slows sharply

Countries in the region where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) operates will see their annual growth rate slowing to 1.3% this year from last year’s 2.3%, the bank predicts in its annual transition report.

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Short UK assets on toxic immigration comments: strategist

Investors should be cautious about putting their money in the UK at the moment, because Prime Minister David Cameron’s anti-immigration comments create uncertainty, an analyst warned.

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Demand for loans in Eastern Europe improves

You have to squint to notice it, but it looks like things are finally on the mend in Central and Eastern Europe on the financial front.

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