CSE and CIS
According to Ukrainian economists, the rising tensions in Ukraine have scared away foreign investors and may cause a number of other adverse effects in the future, so the government should prepare for the long-term consequences for the economy.
Last year, Serbia became the world leader in the increase of the production of crude steel with a growth rate of 38.9 per cent, according to the World Steel Association data. Serbia produced 1.8 million tons of raw steel during the 11 months of 2018
Despite the increasingly unstable political environment, the CSE witnessed an upsurge in overall deal value of 12.5 per cent year on year reaching a total value of the EUR80.5bn in 2018, according to the latest report on M&A published by the law firm CMS.
In 2018, the Komercijalna banka (Commercial Bank) in Serbia achieved the best results in the past ten years, as it expects a profit of about RSD8.3 bn (over EUR70m). The bank has reversed the trend of declining market share.