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    1. February 9, 2015

      Hungary deepens control of banking sector

      Austria’s Erste Group is poised to sell up to 30 per cent of its Hungarian operations to the Hungarian government and the...

    2. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

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    1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
    2. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

      Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie...
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    1. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Guest post: Venceremos! Cuba's lessons from eastern Europe

      By Piroska Mohácsi Nagy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development An historic thawing of ties between Cuba and the...

    2. December 10, 2014

      Hungary cannot bank on state ownership

      The long saga of the Hungarian government’s battle with the country’s banks is entering its final act — and may end in a...

    3. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Kazakhstan hopes PPP will unblock roads and unlock finance

      As anyone who has tried to drive across Almaty at 6pm knows, Kazakhstan’s financial capital is no sleepy city on the steppe....

    4. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Romania stock exchange sets sights on EM status

      The Bucharest Stock Exchange is the largest bourse in post-communist south-east Europe and for spells in the past decade has...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Tajikistan touts itself as new investment frontier

      If you are bored of Botswana, tired of Tunisia and Mongolia is just not edgy enough any more then perhaps Tajikistan could...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    7. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site was...

    8. September 26, 2014

      Lemierre to replace Prot as BNP Paribas chair

      BNP Paribas has appointed Jean Lemierre to become the next chairman of France’s biggest bank by assets. The former head of...

    9. September 26, 2014

      Jean Lemierre has earned his place at the head of the BNP Paribas table

      Jean Lemierre is good in a crisis. People who know the senior adviser at BNP Paribas who was on Friday night named as the...

    10. September 23, 2014

      BNP Paribas chairman Baudouin Prot to step down

      Baudouin Prot is to resign as chairman of BNP Paribas and the board of France’s biggest bank by assets will meet later this...

    11. September 18, 2014

      European ‘peace dividend’ under pressure from geopolitical risks

      Higher military spending in the wake of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine could wipe away the “peace dividend” Europe has...

    12. July 29, 2014

      Archbishop of Cyprus urges investors to reject €1bn bank share sale

      The archbishop of Cyprus has taken the unusual step of urging thousands of small investors in the island’s biggest bank to...

    13. July 28, 2014

      Bank of Cyprus to raise €1bn through share sale

      Bank of Cyprus has raised €1bn by selling shares to investors including Wilbur Ross, the US private equity specialist, and...

    14. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

    15. Brussels Blog

      June 11, 2014

      Is Selmayr's exit a sign Juncker's in trouble?

      Campaign manager Selmayr, left, with Juncker on election night in Brussels last month. In a town that is reading every tea...

    16. May 21, 2014

      Kazakhs battle to stave off chill blowing in from Russian steppe

      It is after 8pm and Kazakhstan’s parliament in the futuristic capital of Astana is practically deserted. Yet Bakytzhan...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      Hungary's growth roars back

      The Hungarian economic comeback really is underway – or so it would seem, given the release of first quarter preliminary...

    18. May 14, 2014

      EBRD warns Ukraine crisis having ‘severe’ effect on eastern Europe

      The geopolitical stand-off between Russia and Ukraine is having a “severe” effect on the two economies, warned the leading...

    19. May 11, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Kiev to sign anti-corruption pact with EBRD

      Kiev will sign an anti-corruption initiative with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Monday, trying to...

    20. April 15, 2014

      Rio Tinto makes ‘progress’ in Mongolia copper mine dispute

      Rio Tinto is aiming to resolve its differences with Mongolia’s government over a vast copper mine expansion within the next...

    21. April 13, 2014

      Ukrainian businesses hit hard by Russian moves

      Anatoliy Yurkevych had an unpleasant surprise last week when he learnt from a statement on the website of Russia’s federal...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2014

      Turquoise -- still the colour of money in Mongolia?

      Decision time approaches for Mongolia, Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill on Oyu Tolgoi, the enormous copper mining project that...

    23. Westminster Blog

      March 3, 2014

      What can the UK do about Crimea?

      Pro-Russian troops in Crimea As MPs return to Westminster after a tumultuous weekend in Ukraine, recriminations are flying...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2014

      Kazakhstan's banks: the wild east for consumer loans

      Something strange is happening in Kazakhstan. Over 12 per cent of consumer loans are non-performing and yet the banks are...

    25. November 24, 2013

      Kiev’s lost chance

      After backing down from putting Ukraine on a path to Nato membership under Russian pressure in 2008, the west may have lost...

    26. November 21, 2013

      Lost in transition

      When the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991, the hope was that former member states would shed their relative...

    27. November 20, 2013

      EBRD delivers stark warning to eastern Europe on wealth gap

      Many eastern European and former Soviet countries risk never closing the income gap with western countries unless they...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2013

      Ukraine's Yanukovich: corruption talks, EBRD walks

      Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich sounded deadly serious during a passionate speech he gave on his administration’s...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2013

      PKP IPO: set to be Warsaw's biggest for 2013

      Laying the groundwork for the largest initial public offering this year on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, PKP, the Polish state...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2013

      Ukraine: one way to escape Russia's grip - just use less gas

      Not so efficient Ukrainian government officials say they are pushing ahead with a several-pronged plan to wean their...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2013

      Guest post: privatisation as litmus test for Slovenia

      By Jean-Marc Peterschmitt of the EBRD Slovenia is facing its most serious economic crisis since it joined the European Union...

    32. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      Corporate watch: Russian Towers plans to dominate telecoms landscape

      By Ben Aris of bne Russian mobile phone operators just launched their first 4G networks and the biggest cities are due to be...

    33. June 26, 2013

      Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

      In Gyor in Hungary, exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest – and a stone’s throw from the border with Slovakia – stands...

    34. May 28, 2013

      Forces must rally in aid of business in the Arab world

      Economic hardship has driven the popular uprisings and wider discontent sweeping the Arab world and the troubles of funding...

    35. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2013

      Russia GDP cheers investors

      Russian equities started the week strongly with a 0.7 per cent rise in the dollar-based RTS index boosted by solid global...

    36. May 17, 2013

      Russian growth declines to slowest rate since 2009

      Russia’s economy grew at 1.6 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, its slowest growth rate since 2009,...

    37. May 14, 2013

      Markets Insight: Cultures clash in Istanbul

      The clichés are apposite: Istanbul is where cultures collide. Europe meets Asia; Christian history meets Islam. It is also...

    38. May 14, 2013

      Russia finance chief calls for restoration of trust

      Rapid expansion of Russia’s bond markets has broadened access to capital for a swath of its companies but restoring investor...

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