LEGACY Reuters Summits

More sovereign bond issues, more challenging for corporates?

September 29, 2009

Analysts say the worst of the financial crisis that hit Eastern Europe especially hard has passed but new euro bond and sovereign bond issues could make it challenging for corporations looking to tap the capital markets. Cheuvreux’s Simon Quijano-Evans explains why.

Impact of new sovereign bond issues from Reuters TV on Vimeo.

from Summit Notebook:

Of bees, bribes and bureaucrats

September 15, 2009

Russian banking and aviation magnate Alexander Lebedev, owner of London's Evening Standard, estimates that Russian bureaucrats have pocketed $500 billion in bribes in the past four years and corruption and red tape make Russia one of the worst places to invest on earth.

from Summit Notebook:

Moscow: The least worst place for your money

September 14, 2009

   Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital was a big backer of Moscow's ambition to become a major emerging-markets financial centre, a bridge between European and Asian capital, a rival to Dubai.

Lessons from children, old ladies

September 1, 2009

China’s banking system could take a cue from children and
neighborhood social groups to strengthen lending rules and
ensure that credit flows to where it is needed most.