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Belt and Road: Montenegro takes the high road

Belt and Road: Montenegro takes the high road

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

In 2018, Montenegro was named as one of the countries most at risk from over-indebtedness to China for the €809 million Bar-Boljare highway, dubbed a ‘road to nowhere’, but in Podgorica, enthusiasm for the project is still running high.

Foreign investors eye Uzbekistan’s banking sector

Foreign investors eye Uzbekistan’s banking sector

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

The opening up of central Asia’s largest market after a decade of isolation has sparked intense interest in its underdeveloped banking sector among fund managers and regional groups alike.

Latin America more stories

Santander’s second LatAm engine

Santander’s second LatAm engine

By ROB DWYER

Santander’s Brazilian bank took lots of deserved acclaim when Santander released its global third-quarter results, but keep an eye on Mexico.

Middle East and Africa more stories

QNB: Strained but undefeated

QNB: Strained but undefeated

Regional difficulties have tested QNB’s resilience, but the bank has managed to consolidate its position at home and maintain its international strength.

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Explosive growth pushes CEE risk to new lows

Explosive growth pushes CEE risk to new lows

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Investor risk is at its lowest than at any time this decade, as countries in the region exhibit improving fiscal metrics thanks to grade-one economic conditions – but will they last?