Central and Eastern Europe

The EU ETS: Carbon crisis

The EU ETS: Carbon crisis

A watered-down bill to revive Europe’s ailing carbon trading scheme has been passed, but what it will do for investor confidence is uncertain, writes Rod James.

Poland's unexpected slowdown

Poland's unexpected slowdown

While most of Europe ground to a halt, Poland had years of consistently speedy economic expansion. As growth slows, Rod James analyses what Polish banks can do to get things moving again.

Sukuk and infrastructure: Bridging the gap

Sukuk and infrastructure: Bridging the gap

Islamic finance could prove a winning alternative for borrowers looking to fund infrastructure projects. Ibrahim Mardam-Bey, Poulad Berenjforoush and Peter Maldonado of investment bank Taylor-DeJongh explore the opportunities.

Appointments round-up

Appointments round-up

Changes in UniCredit's project finance and trade businesses; an interview with Natixis's new EMEA wholesale banking head; and a round-up of other news.

Deal news round-up

Deal news round-up

Credit Suisse's Phil Cutts discusses the bank's takeover of Morgan Stanley's EMEA wealth management business; plus news of other regional deal-making. 

Bond markets: Long live local currencies

Bond markets: Long live local currencies

Investors are being offered more frequent opportunities to back bonds in roubles, lira, naira and other emerging-market currencies. But building these markets takes time and effort from many parties. Tim Burke reports.