Non-performing loans are a threat to Turkey's economic health.
Absence of election turmoil opens opportunity for economic reforms.
Slovakia bucks the global trend towards nationalism.
Greece makes a deal with its neighbor to change the country's name to North Macedonia.
Theresa May struggles to hold her government together as next year's Brexit deadline looms.
The Turkish economy's wild ride is finally calming down.
In the aftermath of revolution and civil war, the storied trading region seeks to convince investors it’s time to come back.
Turkey's banks have had a good run but rising debts remain a worry.
An unexpected uptick in economic growth, a failed military coup and geopolitical tensions haven’t kept Turkey down. And the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, looks set to strengthen his hold on power with snap elections called for June.
Romania has a troublesome reputation but robust growth, and is working to raise its game through the tech industry and improvements to the business environment.
With popular elected leaders and strong growth in their economies, the sometimes-feisty CEE nations are standing tall—and keeping an eye on corruption and labor costs.
Slovakia's new prime minister Peter Pellegrini is struggling the escape the shadow of his predecessor who was forced to resign after the murder of a journalist investigating corrupt politicians.
New resource-extraction operations, Russia’s economic recovery and Asian investment are lifting prospects across the Caucasus.
As the Mediterranean island nation's economy has stabilized, so too have its banks.
The failure of UN negotiations aside, 2017 was a positive year of consolidation and growth for the Cypriot economy.
Czech PM Babiš is an outspoken billionaire while the Polish PM, Morawiecki, is more of a technician, who negotiated Poland’s accession to EU before going on to chair Bank Zachodni WBK, part of the Santander Group.
Turkey’s geographic and economic position in the middle—between East and West, developing and developed—has made it a hub for multinationals.
They are expected to grow by an average 3.3% this year, 0.9% higher than May’s forecast and a big improvement over last year’s 1.9% growth.
Defined loosely as the region spreading from Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria in the northeast, and including Egypt in the southwest, with Cyprus off the shore, the Levant sees many points of light despite the current gloomy outlook.
The country's economy has proven remarkably resilient after a series of crises rocked the country.
Turkey’s banking authority BDDK said total banking assets had increased 7.3% since the end of 2016, reaching a total of $826 billion.
Since becoming president in December, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has embraced the West, the IMF and the EBRD normalizing relations with the country after a 10-year freeze.
What must be done to revive the CEE region’s competitive edge in high-tech innovation?