Macedonia

Bancassurance in CEE: opportunities for growth

Some view Central and Eastern Europe as behind Western Europe, but bancassurance could help to change this. Thomas Schöllkopf takes a look at the motives and opportunities for growth offered by this alternative sales channel.

Coface downgrades Greece and Cyprus

Despite a slowdown compared with 2010, Coface is expecting the steady pace of growth of emerging countries to continue, forecasting their economies to grow at 5.7%, in 2011.

Joining up the approach to weather in the Balkans

Weather related catastrophes are common in the Balkans but there is a perception there that the government will always be on hand to help. However, as Sam Barrett explains the only way forward is to create and develop a market to enable the transfer of…