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    Budapest builds on talent pool

    In 2008, Peter Arvai travelled from Sweden to Budapest. He was met at the airport by his uncle. This was at a time when...

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    September 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest *...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Subprime lending + cars + robotic repo men = financial journalism gold: Tracy...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    September 15, 2014

    Hungary floods

    MTI/Szilard Koszticsak/AP Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest,...

  3. August 26, 2014

    BBC Proms: Ulster Orchestra; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

    There is one problem with the admirable idea of offering a free concert. If the weather is bad, people reckon that, as they...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    Illiberating Hungary

    There has been a lot of international politics around, so it may have been easy to miss events in one of Europe’s smaller...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 11, 2014

    Company resort makes its comeback at Hungary's central bank

    Under communism, it was the norm for state companies and institutions in central Europe to own holiday homes: come summer,...

  6. July 15, 2014

    TV chief accuses Hungary of interference

    The chief executive of Hungary’s most popular commercial television station has accused the Hungarian authorities of using...

  7. July 10, 2014

    Hungary under fire over handling of NGOs

    The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, an independent human rights watchdog, has appealed to the UN to intervene in what it...

  8. July 4, 2014

    Countdown to the first world war

    July Crisis: The World’s Descent into War, Summer 1914, by TG Otte, Cambridge University Press, RRP£25/$29.99, 555 pages The...

  9. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    Hungary's new cabinet contains few surprises

    Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister now beginning his second successive term in office, named his cabinet on Thursday...

  10. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's Orbán wants smart balance between national and EU authority

    By Ferenc Kumin of the Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest With voting under way in elections to the European Parliament, many...

  11. May 22, 2014

    Wizz Air plans flotation to expand empire

    Wizz Air, the low-cost airline operating in central and eastern Europe, is planning to raise €200m through an initial public...

  12. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    Hungary's budget Wizz Air plans IPO, expansion

    Almost ten years to the day after its first flight, Wizz Air, a low-cost airline centered on central and eastern Europe...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Hungarian minority creates headache for Ukraine

    While the government in Kiev tries in vain to pacify the pro-Russian military uprising in the eastern regions of Ukraine,...

  14. 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...

  15. April 7, 2014

    Hungary: Glut drives down rents and deters speculative building

    The Hungarian property sector enjoyed a rare chance to celebrate in March: the completion of the Eiffel Palace project. The...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Hungary's election: more Orbanomics

    Will he, won’t he… get it? That was the question on Magyar political analysts’ lips on Monday – he being Viktor Orban,...

  17. April 3, 2014

    Hungarians head for polls after bitter election campaign

    Sitting in a Budapest shopping mall, a retired telecommunications engineer who would only give his name as Janos K,...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Hungary finds time for one last cut before the elections

    Has the Great Magyar Rate-Cutting Cycle come to an end? To many, it looks that way, following the central bank’s decision on...

  19. March 23, 2014

    We require a strategy not just a reaction to Russia

    In the west, the conversation is dominated by discussion of how to punish and isolate Russia for its role in the invasion...

  20. March 21, 2014

    Business school profile: Central European University

    Small is beautiful, or so believe those at the Central European University business school in Budapest. But although the...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Former gangster hangout offers hope for Serbian tourism

    On January 15, 2000, 23-year-old Dobrosav Gavric strode into the lobby of Belgrade’s InterContinental hotel, pulled out a...

  22. Brussels Blog

    March 2, 2014

    Ukraine and the west: an international legal primer

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato's secretary general, before a meeting Sunday on Ukraine Even though Ukraine is not a member of...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 10, 2014

    Hungary's central bank: playing with fire

    Only last week, Nomura’s Peter Attard Montalto warned that Hungary’s central bank “appears to be playing with fire” in its...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    January 30, 2014

    Greenpeace protests against Paks II nuclear power plant

    Balazs Mohai/AP Activists of the international environmentalist organisation Greenpeace unfurl a banner against the planned...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 29, 2014

    Hungarian forint: CB's Matolcsy adds to global pressures

    The Hungarian forint set off on a roller coaster ride on Wednesday, buoyed at first by optimism and then buffeted by a...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    January 17, 2014

    Figure skating championships

    Darko Bandic/AP Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov perform in the pairs short programme at the European Figure...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    Hungary's high court ruling boosts banks, upholds rule of law

    A ruling on Monday by the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, that foreign-currency loans issued in the past decade by local...

  28. December 16, 2013

    The bigger picture

    It may not rank up there with Hollywood – or even Bollywood. Nor does it have the renown of the cinema of France, the UK or...

  29. December 16, 2013

    Food culture moves east

    A scene from the cult 1981 Polish comedy film Mis has clients lunching in a milk bar, utensils on long chains fixed to the...

  30. December 13, 2013

    Hungary’s Mol buys licences for North Sea oil exploration

    Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas group, has bought 14 licences for offshore oil exploration and production in the North Sea...

  31. December 8, 2013

    Mol dispute takes another twist with Budapest lawsuit

    The battle between Hungarian oil and gas producer Mol and the Croatian government for control of the Adriatic country’s...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2013

    Hungary's BSE gets Xetra help for an uncertain market

    With a restrained grin, Mihaly Varga, Hungary’s economy minister, pressed the button to open trading at the Budapest Stock...

  33. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

    Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

  34. November 27, 2013

    Mol takes Zagreb to arbitration over Ina

    Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, has launched arbitration proceedings against the Croatian government for allegedly...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    From bad to worse for Hungarian bankers

    If Hungarian bankers – already facing another year of heavy losses – thought things could not get worse, they just have....

  36. October 30, 2013

    Two-party deadlock predicted to dominate Austrian political scene

    Austrian political parties traditionally take several months to form a government following a general election – but the new...

  37. October 11, 2013

    New galleries and investment rejuvenate Budapest’s Eighth district

    The cramped, cobblestone streets and busy boulevards that snake through Budapest’s Eighth district have long been considered...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2013

    Central Europe: not such emerging markets after all

    Central Europe was spared the worst of the downturn that hit emerging markets from May this year, but that means that the...

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