Serbia plans to sell as much as 700 million euros ($994.9 million) in bonds to capitalize on renewed investor interest in the Balkan nation, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said. About 20 percent of the securities sold will be in dinar, with the rest in foreign currency, Cvetkovic said yesterday in an interview in Belgrade. The government is seeking a financial adviser, he said. “We now expect big players to respond and then we will agree on the Eurobond issue,” Cvetkovic said while attending an investor forum. “We are talking about a total of around 700 million euros, with around 100 million or 200 million in dinar.” Serbia has stepped up borrowing this year in the local market, encouraged by growing investor interest in yields of more than 10 percent on dinar-denominated debt. (Bloomberg) line level, and we believe the market will have to focus more on asset growth prospects,” the London-and Warsawbased analysts said in the note. “While risk costs should continue to decline, revenue growth expectations may be too high,” they said. “We see only a gradual recovery in lending and only Russian banks as likely to grow at double-digit rates in 2011.” The former communist countries of Europe and central Asia are recovering from their deepest recessions since switching to free-market policies, after cheap credit helped growth an average 5 percent in the years before the credit crunch. Credit contracted in many countries during the crisis and is now “a fraction of pre-crisis levels,” ING said.