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CEE banking: Heaven or hell

CEE banking: Heaven or hell

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

A proposed tie-up between UniCredit and Société Générale would be a real game changer in the region: complementary and challenging.

Latin America more stories

Goldman signals Brazilian focus

Goldman signals Brazilian focus

By ROB DWYER

Investment bank steps in as BNDES stops crowding out; an important first in local-denominated financing of large project puts down marker.

Middle East and Africa more stories

Saudi Arabia gets MSCI recognition

Saudi Arabia gets MSCI recognition

By OLIVIER HOLMEY

Inclusion in the emerging market index is recognition of the country’s reforms and could bring $50 billion of foreign investment.

Middle East’s strategic location drives FX growth

Middle East’s strategic location drives FX growth

By PAUL GOLDEN

Less onerous regulatory requirements and the proximity to markets where retail FX is prohibited continue to encourage brokers to set up shop in the Middle East, despite ongoing state protection for the Saudi Arabian currency.

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.

Euromoney Country Risk more stories

Barbados represents a higher risk opportunity

Barbados represents a higher risk opportunity

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The new government has inherited a mess, with Euromoney’s survey signalling a further rise in risk in Q2 2018, but ECR experts believe proactive leadership can suitably address the issues.

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

By JEREMY WELTMAN

When the World Cup fanfare is over, investors must gauge whether the country represents a better bet than other emerging markets – and there are still some nagging doubts.