Summit Notebook

Is emerging Europe out of the woods yet?

By Michael Winfrey
October 8, 2010

A surge in portfolio inflows is flooding into emerging central Europe, although yield-hungry investors are picking solid HUNGARY IMF/MATOLCSYpolicy and higher growth over countries still struggling to put the crisis behind them.

Stop lumping us together! say Central Europeans

September 28, 2009

An invitation to the Reuters Central European Investment Summit may sound perfectly acceptable to many policy makers and executives but not to Czech central banker Mojmir Hampl. It’s not that he objected to visiting our Vienna office and being interviewed by a crew of editors — Hampl was ready and willing to do that. He just questioned the very idea of lumping together all the different countries in a very diverse region.

The Nowotny-shaped recovery

September 28, 2009

 

By Petra Spescha

 

European economists have been nearly unanimous about what Europe’s recovery from the crisis will look like on a chart: L-shaped — a severe slump with a prolonged period of flat or minimal improvements in the economy.

Emerging Europe – what’s next?

September 25, 2009

 

Reuters Central European Investment Summit, September 28-30, 2009

 

The former Communist countries of central Europe have been the last to be hit by the global economic crisis, but th e hit they took was among the hardest. Only big neighbour Russia’s deep plunge into recession is rivaling the sharp fall from record economic growth that’s in store this year for the economies between the former Soviet Union and Western Europe.

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Campbell Soup’s CEO steps up

March 16, 2009

conantCampbell Soup CEO Doug Conant, who spends his day selling soup, V8 vegetable juice and crackers, wrapped up his appearance at the Reuters Food Summit in Chicago with an exercise tip.

Where would you invest now?

October 24, 2008

Global markets are tanking, investors are hoarding cash and the financial crisis has hit central and Eastern Europe. Where do you run when the world is on fire?

Central Europeans frown at state bank ownership

October 24, 2008

Talk in western Europe of possibly nationalising private banks to save them from the credit crisis is sending shivers down the spine of policymakers in ex-communist central Europe.

Carbon fails to capture EU cash

October 22, 2008

alan_svoboda.jpgThe EU boasts of its global leadership in fighting climate change but some in the energy industry wonder whether the bloc will put money to work to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Will environment be forgotten in crisis? OMV says no.

October 22, 2008

wolfgang_ruttenstorfer.jpgThere are some who say the economic downturn means ambitious plans to fight global warming should be put on ice.

Audio – Part One: E.European economies have weathered credit crunch, but seen slowing – IMF

October 17, 2007

Rosenberg ConclusionEast European economies have weathered the global credit crunch so far, but they are becoming increasingly vulnerable and governments must tighten fiscal policy to avoid overheating, said Christoph Rosenberg, Senior Regional Representative Central Europe and Baltics at the IMF during his presentation at the Reuters Central European Investment Summit.