Summit Notebook

Audio – Czech central bank: Strength of crown suggests lowering of interest rate trajectory

October 15, 2007

Ludek Niedermayer, Vice Governor of the Czech central bankThe strength of the Czech currency will likely lead to a lowering of the interest rate trajectory in the central bank’s next quarterly forecast, CNB Vice Governor Ludek Niedermayer told the Reuters Central European Investment Summit.

Audio – Credit Crunch leaves CEE countries pretty unscathed

October 15, 2007

Patrick Butler, CFO of Austria's Raiffeisen ZentralbankThe recent global credit crunch sparked a tightening in fund availability in Russian and Kazakh money markets, which also saw their spreads widen substantially.