After a decade of preparation, on July 1 Croatia officially joined the European Union. Rod James examines how this will affect its banks and whether joining can help to stimulate the country’s pedestrian economy.
Companies in emerging markets are catching up with their developed-market peers in addressing sustainability. Guido Giese, head of indices at investment firm RobecoSAM, tells Tim Burke about this and other trends his research team have found.
Lebanon’s economy has been battered by spill-over from the Syrian civil war and volatility in the country’s own political sphere. But its banks have proved resilient as always, and are now looking overseas for new business. Tim Burke reports.
The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment initiative is encouraging fund managers to build sustainability into their investment decisions. Tim Burke talks to James Gifford, its chief executive.
A toxic mix of weak growth, rising inflation, strained public finances and a rapidly declining currency has pushed Egypt to crisis point. Rod James examines how this position can be reversed and whether there will be the political stability to do it.