Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grim Outlook for CEE from Lombard Street Research

In its daily note of January 16, Lombard Street Reseach writes via its analyst Maya Bhandari:

"The unwinding Eurasian savings glut will dominate 2009 economic outcomes. Emerging Europe faces the heaviest adjustment. The CEE-4 are amongst the biggest "borrow and spend" economies in Europe, with large external financing needs. But they also share the Asian Tigers' dependence on foreign demand for domestic growth, with two nasty twists – many banking systems are directly tied to the global crunch, and scope for policy action, both monetary and fiscal, is restricted."

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