Bosnia & Herzegovina

Leaders of Bosnia’s main ethnic parties sign coalition deal 10 months after election

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 6, 2019

To reach agreement more vague commitment made to Nato membership that overcomes objections of Milorad Dodik of the Serb Alliance of Independent Social Democrats.

Bosnian police arrest Indian businessman Pramod Mittal

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2019

Mittal, brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, was arrested along with two others on suspicion of organised crime and abuse of office.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Yigal Chazan of Alaco July 23, 2019

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.

Western Balkans' climate to resemble US Deep South’s by 2050

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 19, 2019

Cities in Southeast Europe are forecast to see some of the sharpest increases in average temperatures of any major urban areas worldwide over the next 31 years.

COMMENT: Southeast Europe the growth star in CEE banking, but the profit pool is elsewhere

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna July 16, 2019

The core message for bankers and investors active in the CEE region should be: close to old records, potential for more but watch out for late cycle phenomena.