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Life after Misha? Five countries attitudes Georgia’s future without Saakashvili


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
News Making Money

EBRD approves €350 million financing for Ukraine projects

11/04/2014 11:00 (4 Day 20:43 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved two projects for Ukraine , amounting to €350 million.

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Reforms Critical For Ukraine to Improve Living Standards

05/04/2014 11:37 (10 Day 20:06 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Ukraine should implement a series of urgent economic reforms in the near future to enable it to achieve strong economic growth and create good quality jobs in the next few years, says a new World Bank Economic Update for Ukraine.

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Americans: Disengaged, feeling less respected, but still see U.S. as world’s military superpower

04/04/2014 10:19 (11 Day 21:24 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- Unsurprisingly all the polls show that Americans don’t want to get too involved in Ukraine’s problems with Russian encroachment, just as they have been disinclined to get drawn into other recent world trouble spots, including Syria, Egypt and Libya.

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Political clouds over economic recovery

02/04/2014 10:46 (13 Day 20:57 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Since February, the dominant topic has been the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has now resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

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Banks
TBC Bank – Best Bank of Georgia 2014 by Global Finance

14/04/2014 00:00 (2 Day 07:43 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- “Our market share in total assets and total loans stood at 25.3% and 27.2% respectively,” Vakhtang Butskhrikidze, Chief Executive Officer of TBC Bank, told The FINANCIAL.

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Politics
More Republicans See Health Care Stance as ‘Very Important’ to Midterm Vote

12/04/2014 10:42 (3 Day 21:01 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- In looking ahead to this fall’s elections, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view a candidate’s position on the Affordable Care Act as very important to their vote.

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TRAVEL BIZ
Marriott International Expands its Courtyard Footprint In Eastern China

12/04/2014 11:34 (3 Day 20:09 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Marriott International continues dynamic growth in China with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Hangzhou Qianjiang.

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World News
Less than Half of Americans Believe Humans are Cause of Global Climate Change

12/04/2014 16:23 (3 Day 15:20 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- It's something everyone complains about - it's too hot or it's too cold; it's too snowy/rainy or it's too dry.

World Bank Group President Announces US$1.2 Billion in Planned Support for Tunisia in 2014

11/04/2014 11:36 (4 Day 20:07 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced that the organization plans a US$1.2 billion financial package this year for Tunisia, an amount that is four times more than the pre-revolution period and doubling the amount provided post-revolution, according to the World Bank Group.

U.S. Chamber President Calls for Stronger Transatlantic Relationship in Visit to Europe

11/04/2014 11:18 (4 Day 20:25 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Hannover, Germany—Delivering two keynote addresses at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue called for the United States and European Union to reinvigorate the transatlantic relationship through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

International financial institutions boost investment in central and south-eastern Europe

11/04/2014 11:05 (4 Day 20:38 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The European Investment Bank Group (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank Group, including its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), have continued to deliver strong financial support for central and south-eastern Europe in a joint programme to stimulate economic growth, according to EBRD.


Markets
Attack of the Clones: New Kids on the Block Shake Up CEE Consumables Space

12/04/2014 16:44 (3 Day 14:59 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Thriving sales of cheap new-build compatible products are having a profound impact on the CEE printer and MFP consumables market, according to global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Oil&Auto
England's first 'smart' motorway - Drivers need ‘smart’ thinking on M25 with no hard shoulder

11/04/2014 17:16 (4 Day 14:27 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- A third more road space on one of the UK’s busiest sections of motorway will ease the daily stress of hundreds of thousands of drivers. However, they will have to come to terms with there being no hard shoulder and a need to follow strictly speed and lane instructions, says the AA.

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INSURANCE
Nearly 80% of European insurers are on track to implement Solvency II by 1 Jan 2016

11/04/2014 18:01 (4 Day 13:42 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Nearly 80% of European insurers expect to meet Solvency II requirements before January 2016, according to EY’s European Solvency II Survey 2014. Overall, Dutch, UK and Nordic insurers are the best prepared, while French, German, Greek and East European (CEE) insurers are less confident, according to Ernst & Young Global Limited.

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