Southeast Europe / Features

Europe turning Turkey into top “dumping ground” for plastic waste

bne IntelliNews August 15, 2019

Plastic waste imports arriving in country soar tenfold to over 40,000 tonnes/month following China’s move to ban shipments.

Serbia the latest country to report African swine fever as global epidemic spreads in Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow August 13, 2019

Serbia became the latest country to see its pigs fall victim to African swine fever (ASF) on August 12, when the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced four outbreaks in the Balkan country.

CEE monthly bond wrap: Summer doldrums afflict Russian bond issue, but CE raises large amounts

Ben Aris in Berlin August 5, 2019

The emerging markets (EM) bond markets are well into their summer slowdown. There were virtually no bond issues from Russia at all in July but Central Europe saw $6.4bn of issues

TURKEY INSIGHT: Are these markets for real?

Akin Nazli in Belgrade July 18, 2019

For now, Erdogan, the master of distraction, appears to have enough economic and political control. But, if behind the scenes he is digging as frantically as some observers believe, he’ll struggle to get out of his deep hole.

Central, Eastern and Southeast European sovereigns to return to debt markets on large scale in 2020, Raiffeisen says

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year