EU leaders said they will consider all options against the Syrian government and Russia for atrocities committed in Aleppo, but met resistance from Italy in the issue of imposing new economic sanctions.
Debt pushed up to over 80% of GDP by pre-crisis borrowing and 2013 bank bailout now gradually declining.
Bad loans ratio on downward trend since 2013 bank bail-in, falls further as lender NLB offloads NPL bundles.
A series of successful large-scale investments in the consumer sector have raised interest in Southeast Europe among private equity. However, potentially attractive privatisations deals within the region have so far proved elusive.
RZB and RBI said in May that they were examining a merger as a way of reinforcing their capital buffers in the face of tougher regulatory requirements following the global financial crisis.
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