Bond Outlook May 6 2009

Fortunately Ben Bernanke has a plan to dampen inflation once the recession ends in the sense of GDP stops falling.

Banking: Stepic accentuates positives

Herbert Stepic, chief executive of Raiffeisen International, the second-biggest lender in central and eastern Europe, remains confident that despite the short-term effects of the global credit crunch and the associated economic slowdown, central and eastern Europe will continue to offer profitable opportunities for those institutions that display a long-term commitment to the region.

EBRD returns to the limelight

Never in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s history has central and eastern Europe needed its support so much.