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Poland has been more successful than most regional rivals in developing a sector with a wider reach

Buoyant growth gives city clout

Poland has been more successful than most regional rivals in developing a sector with a wider reach

The stock exchange: Bourse promises a sharper eye on small listings

A rush of inadequately prepared companies could tarnish a reputation for care and a methodical approach. Jan Cienski reports

Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

Banks: Conservatism has resulted in relative strength

Good headline figures mask what could yet be a tricky year, argues Jan Cienski

Real estate: Lack of office space spurs foreign groups to crowd in

German and Austrian funds have joined the UK, US and Spain in taking advantage of strong growth, says Jan Cienski

Privatisation: State takes strategic approach to sell-offs

There will be more disposals this year but, notes Jan Cienski, the treasury is hanging on to stakes in coal, energy and finance companies

M&A: Liquidity issues may force deals

Tightness of credit is likely to prompt a wave of consolidation, finds Liam Nolan

The new national stadium in Warsaw

After hours: Frogs’ legs and football are on the menu

Increasing wealth has transformed the bleak grey city that emerged from the soviet era, writes Jan Cienski

Fiscal policy: Government aims to extract more tax alongside gas

There is no specific regime for shale gas at the moment, says Adam Easton

Zabka convenience store chain

Private equity: Firms hope founders are willing to stand down

Jan Cienski reports that, at the moment, the market tends to be dominated by a few large transactions

Warsaw School of Economics

Business education: Employers sceptical of value of an MBA

Kamil Tchorek says some schools seek credibility and quality from joint degrees with foreign institutions