Southeast Europe / Opinion

COMMENT: Romania's inflation above 4% again

ING August 13, 2019

At 4.1% y/y, Romania's July inflation will probably be the highest print for the year, ING analysts write.

TURKEY INSIGHT: Awesome, surreal!

Akin Nazli in Belgrade August 1, 2019

Top officials say it’s all starting to come together for the Turkish economy. So why are some observers sniggering at the back?

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.

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.

OPINION: Kosovo must not condone “murder by media” of powerful women

Anne Jolis and Hugo Stride July 12, 2019

In Europe’s youngest country, media freedom is flourishing — yet a controversial story published by a leading broadsheet has turned the spotlight on the serious risks to press freedom and gender equality that remain.