Southeast Europe / Opinion

In Karabakh deal, as many questions as answers

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet November 12, 2020

The deal left unmentioned critical issues like the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkey’s role in implementing the ceasefire.

CEE Banking Sectors: In crisis and recovery mode at the same time

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna November 6, 2020

There is positive news for all Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) commercial bankers, market observers and investment bankers. The fresh 2020 CEE Banking Report by Raiffeisen Research paints an encouraging picture of banking in CEE.

COMMENT: Why the Balkan region should be on investors’ radar screens

Tim Umberger deputy head of Eastern Europe investments at East Capital October 26, 2020

Despite short-term volatility caused by the pandemic in 1H 2020, the Balkan region could be one of the relative winners globally in the post-COVID era.

COMMENT: Improving sentiment in global markets amidst uncertainty

Peter Hakansson Chairman and chief investment officer of East Capital October 23, 2020

The global economic recovery continued throughout the quarter, and the OECD now expects world GDP for 2020 to contract by only 4.5%, compared with 6% in their previous forecast from June. Equity markets have done better than expected.

EEU riven by instability from Bishkek to Belarus

Ben Aris in Berlin October 6, 2020

What’s wrong with the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU), the economic block set up by Russia that is a copy of the EU and was supposed to promote stability and prosperity throughout the Eurasian landmass?