Going It Alone

FOCUS: CEE ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE   By Vanessa Drucker   Europe’s continuing sovereign debt crisis has left many non-members of the eurozone relishing their monetary independence.     The eurozone debt crisis has taken a toll on financial markets worldwide, rattling investors’ ...

Hot Commodities

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE: COMMODITIES CRUNCH   By Jonathan Gregson   Soaring commodities prices are changing the economic balance of Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia.   Faltering growth in some of the world’s biggest economies may be grabbing ...

Russia: Kremlin Easing Investment Restrictions

MILESTONES: RUSSIA   By Kim Iskyan   A handful of impressive high-profile deals, coupled with signs that restrictions on foreign investment in Russia’s natural resources sector may soon be relaxed, suggest the Russian government may be dropping its long-standing resistance ...

SEPA Update: Slow Progress

UPDATE: SEPA   By Anita Hawser   Proponents of the Single Euro Payments Area are considering stringent measures to encourage companies to hop on board.   As eurozone countries busy themselves implementing liquidity measures designed to calm market fears about ...