Romania looks to EU membership

The lure of EU membership is encouraging Romania's recently elected government to tackle corruption and rationalize the currency and taxation regimes.

Romania's banks fight for the middle ground

With lending to small and medium-size enterprises and the provision of retail products the fastest-growing and most lucrative parts of Romania's financial services sector, banks are slogging it out for market share.

Foreign banks target Serbia

Foreign banks are racing to enter the Serbian banking market, one of the few in eastern Europe that still has large assets up for sale and strong potential for growth.

US bid boosts Europe

A record start to the year in European equity capital markets has been helped by strong fund inflows from the US.