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Investment Opportunities and the Development in Eastern Europe hot Topics in interesting Raiffeisen Seminar in Stockholm

Regional info/economyPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Fri, October 15, 2010 13:27:42

On September 28th a large number of representatives from Swedish companies could listen to presentations by analysts from Austrian Raiffeisen bank at Operakällaren in Stockholm.

After a welcome introduction of Mr Lars Bergström, Head of RZB Nordic Countries,
Mr Peter Bazil, head of Div Multinational Corporate Customers, informed the audience how RZB supports Nordic large Corporates in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Then the Chief Analyst Mr Valentin Hofstätter talked about the outlook for Eastern Europe under the title "Eastern Europe and Russia - outperforming again?".

Thereafter Mr Richard Golden, Director Industrials, discussed Investment Opportunities in CEE and the CIS from an M&A Perspective, outlining some interesting M&A trends.

The seminar was rounded up by Oriflame, one of the most successful Swedish companies in Russia and CEE, who gave an interesting insight in their keys to success.

Here are a few insights from Mr Hofstätters presentation:

- SEE is lagging behind and
remains in recession in 2010
- Exports first growth engine
- Budget deficit and public debt
more favourable than Eurozone
- Dropping wages improve competitiveness
- still outperforming “old” Europe
- Exchange rates stabilizing

All presentations are available for downloading by our members here:

“How RZB supports Nordic large Corporates in Eastern Europe and Russia”

“Eastern Europe and Russia - outperforming again?”

“Investment Opportunities in CEE and the CIS from an M&A perspective”

In the picture below from left: Valentin Hofstätter from RZB headquarter and Lars Bergström and Anders Samuelsson from the STockholm office.

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