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  1. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

    Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

  2. August 7, 2014

    MH17 to cost Munich Re up to €30m

    Munich Re has said that the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine would cost the reinsurer up to €30m, as it warned that the...

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  1. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Zagreb "enraged" by Hungary's Mol

    A long-running dispute between Croatia and Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, over control of Ina, Mol’s Croatian...

  3. Off Message

    July 24, 2014

    How would an independent Scotland join the EU?

    An independent Scotland would not have to join the EU. But most Scots want Scotland to be an EU member. It has been SNP...

  4. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  5. The World

    June 23, 2014

    The EU's new economic laggard

      Croatia's economy is not so sunny The slow, painful healing of the Greek economy after a catastrophic debt crisis raises...

  6. June 16, 2014

    There’s no man like Neymar

    For almost all footballers, playing in a World Cup is daunting. Most take the field just hoping to complete a set task. Only...

  7. The World

    June 12, 2014

    A joyous start, and an Oscar for Brazil

    Brazil 3 (Neymar Jr 29, 71 penalty; Oscar 90) Croatia 1 (Marcelo own goal 11) By Simon Kuper in Sâo Paulo This was the...

  8. June 10, 2014

    Four good reasons to bet against Brazil

    If you had to bet your last £1 on this World Cup, you would put it on Brazil. The hosts – who open the tournament against...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2014

    Croatian outlook still gloomy as Slovenia brightens

    First quarter GDP figures from Croatia and Slovenia show that the former continues to slide backwards, albeit at a slower...

  10. May 28, 2014

    EU should stop worrying about deflation

    Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2014

    Balkan flood toll climbs as rains abate

    It is the biggest disaster to hit the Western Balkans since the end of the Yugoslav Wars. The worst flooding since records...

  12. May 18, 2014

    Thousands flee worst floods in century in Bosnia and Serbia

    Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the Balkans this weekend as Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia battled to cope with...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2014

    Croatian oil & gas: an Adriatic game-changer?

    Croatia’s Adriatic coast is best known for its beautiful mountain scenery, clear blue sea and dozens of charming...

  14. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest post: EU must address energy needs of eastern members

    By Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia Earlier this year, the EU put forward its new energy and climate...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Pro-Russia separatists defy Ukraine deadline | Pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings in...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    Seeing red over green light for golf in Croatia

    By Guy Norton of bne in Zagreb If there’s a subject guaranteed to provoke impassioned debate in Croatia, it’s golf. Millions...

  18. March 23, 2014

    Peter Long, Tui Travel

    No business sector is more sensitive to crises than travel. They arrive with alarming frequency and when least expected,...

  19. March 9, 2014

    Serbia deserves its EU dream

    Viewed from the Balkans, the revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s military intervention are a vivid reminder of how violent...

  20. The World

    March 6, 2014

    Croatia's EU funds choice: dirty or clean

    Orient Express I was passing through eastern Croatia the other day and found myself in Vinkovci, a pleasant town not far...

  21. March 2, 2014

    Erste Bank: CEE-zure

    It’s magic. At Hogwarts, students learn to transfigure one object into another. After announcing full-year earnings on...

  22. February 3, 2014

    Corruption in the EU costs business €120bn a year, study finds

    Corruption has increased since the sovereign debt crisis hit the eurozone and costs the EU economy about €120bn a year in...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2014

    Croatia downgraded by S&P: harsh?

    Six years of recession and government “inertia” are taking their toll on the EU’s newest member, according to Standard &...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    CEE outlook: much like its weather

    The weather in central Europe tends to be unspectacular but not unpleasant; the region’s economic forecasts for 2014 are...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Guest post: rising stars of the CEE

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Emerging Europe has led the way so far in 2014 in new eurobond issues, with successful...

  26. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Guest post: reshaping the gas map of central Europe

    By Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz and Dariusz Kałan of PISM The tug-of-war between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine has...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2013

    The Weekender, December 14

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  28. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Croatia and Slovenia struggling to make headway

    Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1 may have been hugely significant for a country putting years of...

  29. 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...

  30. December 6, 2013

    World Cup draw sets the field for football’s big event

    Brazil are to open the 2014 football World Cup with a match against Croatia, the tournament’s organising body Fifa announced...

  31. December 3, 2013

    Brazil’s economy grows less than expected

    It has been a muted start to the holiday season with retail sales easing off in a number of countries, while Brazil’s...

  32. 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...

  33. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 25-30

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Putin visits the Pope and the EU eastern partnership summit in Lithuania: Georgia and...

  34. November 22, 2013

    German business confidence grows while Italians spend less

    Another day, another sign of the diverging fortunes of the eurozone. Friday brought some healthy confidence figures from...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    CNN affiliate attacks Serbia's new media law

    A CNN affiliate has launched a broadside against the Serbian government over a draft law that it says restricts media...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    October 22, 2013

    Bayern players warm up

    Matthias Schrader/AP Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic of Croatia (left) and teammate Daniel van Buyten, of Belgium, stretch...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    Croatia Airlines sale: change in the air?

    Just days before Serbia unveils its rebranded flag carrier in partnership with the UAE’s Etihad, Croatia has announced that...

  38. October 17, 2013

    Mol-Ina marriage descends into acrimony

    The battle between Hungary’s Mol and Croatia’s Ina for control of the latter ranks as one of Europe’s most bitterly fought –...

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