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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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....

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. September 19, 2013

    Sharing concepts: It is all about the presentation

    When both candidates in last year’s presidential elections in South Korea began giving slick campaign presentations using...

  24. September 19, 2013

    Funding outstrips quality ideas

    On a summer evening in Budapest, a rooftop party is in full swing, the 50 or so people in attendance too busy networking to...

  25. September 15, 2013

    Masters in Management: A moving experience

    Waltzing beneath the chandeliers of the Hofburg palace in Vienna. Analysing Europe’s asset management market for a...

  26. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2013

    Hungary: wine festival stumbles upon success

    Hungarian vintners will be hoping for sun this weekend – not because of any harvest considerations, but because it’s the...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Hungary takes €230m fine from Brussels as it releases funds

    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, may denounce the European Union for what he calls “double standards” when dealing...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    August 9, 2013

    Shipyard Island festival

    Balazs Mohai/AP A visitor takes a rest in the Luminary tent at the 21st Sziget Festival on Shipyard Island in Budapest,...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    August 6, 2013

    Slide into cooler waters

    Laszlo Balogh/Reuters A man rides down a water chute at a water park in Mogyoród, near Budapest, as temperatures reach 38C...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Hungary to IMF: we don't need you

    Wishes come true Has campaigning already begun for Hungary’s elections in April next year? News on Monday that the...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    Hungary's economy: looking good?

    Vistors to downtown Budapest – teeming with tourists in these summer months – may be surprised by the number of forlorn...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 1, 2013

    Hungary's tobacco scandal

    It started off a possible good idea – at least to those who think a state monopoly is a good idea. The government of Viktor...

  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. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2013

    Hungary: a little extra tax for the kitty

    That'll cost you Despite the Hungarian government trumpeting a turnaround in the economy of late and low budget deficit...

  35. June 7, 2013

    Central Europe counts cost of flooding

    Insurance companies, businesses, farmers and riverside residents are counting the cost of damage running to billions of...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2013

    Hungary: nice surprise in output data

    Another slice of good economic data from Budapest, following surprisingly strong GDP figures and improvements in the fiscal...

  37. May 31, 2013

    Interview: John Morris on his friend Robert Capa

    When Robert Capa’s photographs of D-Day finally reached the Life magazine offices in London, it was nearly deadline. The...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 31, 2013

    EM currencies: the forint in play

    What’s the top performing emerging market currency of the past month? While almost every other currency has fallen against...

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