CSE and CIS
Serbia signed an agreement with Russian Nuclear Energy Corporation for the development of innovations and new technologies in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, primarily in medicine and agriculture.
The volume and value of M&A deals targeting companies in Central and Southeast Europe in Q1’18 fell to 1,823, valued at USD24,789m, after deal making failed to sustain the growth recorded in Q4’17, when 2,253 deals worth USD38,932m were noted.
Serbia will sign a new arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by mid-2018. Unlike the previous arrangements, this one is supposed to build up the trust of international investors and creditors in the Serbian economy development.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development believes that economies should search for a new model of growth that goes beyond the imitation and import of technologies. EBRD indicates three areas where new sources of growth should be sought.