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  1. September 14, 2014

    Poland to withdraw from Visegrad defence radar project

    Poland is on the brink of pulling out of a joint defence project with its central European allies. Its withdrawal would be a...

  2. September 3, 2014

    Ukraine crisis dominates CEE forum

    Central Europe is bracing for further economic shocks as fallout from the conflict in Ukraine spreads across the region,...

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  1. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

    Central and eastern Europe is benefiting from the eurozone’s return to economic health...
  2. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

    Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie...
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  1. September 3, 2014

    Scotland vote threatens to trip up gilts

    The raised level of investor concern about geopolitical risk is evident from defensive positions and the low level of...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Westinghouse urges EU to break dependency on Russian nuclear fuel

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-US atomic group, is pressing the EU to introduce competition rules that will break eastern...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  4. August 8, 2014

    Geology: an arching theory of rock erosion

    Geologists have long sought to explain the remarkable landforms such as arches, alcoves and pillars that are shaped by the...

  5. August 3, 2014

    Mid Europa raises €810m for fourth fund

    Mid Europa Partners, the largest private equity group in central and eastern Europe, has raised €810m for its fourth fund –...

  6. July 15, 2014

    Independent News & Media hires former Tesco executive as its CEO

    Independent News & Media has recruited a former supermarket executive as its new chief executive. The Irish media group said...

  7. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  8. July 9, 2014

    Cash predicted to flow out of Scotland after Yes vote

    British banks face a serious risk of Scottish depositors shifting their money south of the border if there is a Yes vote in...

  9. July 9, 2014

    Shanghai’s youth are world’s most financially literate, says OECD

    Shanghai’s schoolchildren are right on the money. In the first ever international assessment of financial nous among the...

  10. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  11. July 3, 2014

    Scandinavian policy makers in test of resolve

    Easing by the European Central Bank may have done little to curb the euro’s strength – but it seems to have sparked a race...

  12. beyondbrics

    June 2, 2014

    Central Europe PMIs: looking good

    Manufacturing in central Europe’s leading economies continued to grow in May, with PMIs in Poland, Hungary and the Czech...

  13. June 2, 2014

    New World Resources outlines debt restructuring

    New World Resources put forward plans for a debt restructuring and rights issue and warned insolvency could otherwise loom...

  14. May 26, 2014

    Eastern Europeans fail to engage in poll

    A small increase in turnout in the European elections concealed some big falls in eastern Europe, where voters in some of...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 26, 2014

    Czech planners threaten RAF's Winged Lion

    By Nicholas Watson of bne A simmering row is building over a memorial to the Czechoslovaks who joined the Royal Air Force...

  16. May 25, 2014

    Europe goes to the polls

    Voters in most EU countries went to the polls on Sunday on the final day of a European election that is set to reveal a...

  17. May 23, 2014

    Across Europe in a haulage truck

    Haulage trucks criss-cross the continent all day and night and have redefined the map of Europe. Andrew Byrne jumps aboard...

  18. May 20, 2014

    London stocks underperform European rivals

    Shares in Vodafone fell on Tuesday, pulling the main London index lower after weaker than expected quarterly results. The...

  19. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Emerging Europe turns EM growth star in Q1

    Economic growth in emerging Europe surged in the first quarter as Germany’s dynamism drove manufacturing output and fears of...

  20. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    The downside to the Loonie's new-found popularity

    Is reserve currency status really the “exorbitant privilege” it is so often called? To policymakers at the Bank of Canada –...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Czech Republic's CEZ finally pulls plug on nuclear tender

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Czech power utility CEZ said today it had cancelled a tender to expand the country’s Temelin...

  22. April 7, 2014

    Investment flows increase in central and eastern Europe

    A period of lacklustre competition is coming to a close for Globalworth, a property business with the lion’s share of its...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Czech supporter at Davis Cup tennis in Tokyo

    Shizuo Kambayashi/AP A Czech Republic supporter cheers during the quarter-final of Davis Cup World Group tennis at Ariake...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  25. April 2, 2014

    BP to halt operations at Queensland refinery

    BP said it would halt operations at its Bulwer Island oil refinery in Queensland, Australia by mid-2015, blaming rising...

  26. March 27, 2014

    Stock Spirits pursues acquisitions to fuel expansion

    Stock Spirits, the vodka group that sells mainly to Poland and the Czech Republic, said it was in talks with potential...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    Dark debt II: the undarkening

    The rather less dramatic sequel is brought to you by Nomura: This is, once again, that dark debt which may not as yet have...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2014

    The week ahead, March 17-21

    The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in Crimea....

  30. March 8, 2014

    Central Europe countries appeal for US gas

    Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have urged the US Congress to help them buy American natural gas and reduce...

  31. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Crimea invasion revives thoughts of euro for Poland

    Nothing like a foreign policy crisis to concentrate the mind. Poland’s potential adoption of the euro, which had been pushed...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  33. February 24, 2014

    Bunzl plans to continue acquisition drive

    Bunzl, which supplies cleaning, janitorial and hygiene products, plans to continue its aggressive acquisitions strategy...

  34. February 21, 2014

    Europe’s brewers toast beer drinking recovery

    Europe’s brewers are toasting a recovery in beer consumption that has been helped by a trend towards rolling back taxes. The...

  35. February 20, 2014

    New Czech prime minister vows to ratify EU fiscal compact

    The Czech Republic‘s new prime minister has pledged to ratify the EU’s fiscal compact within the next eight months – a move...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: More signs of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy had a ripple effects across Asia-Pacific markets. A...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    Guest post: central Europe's golden decade

    By Pawel Swieboda and Milan Nic There will be two types of anniversaries in Europe this year. The ones related to 1914, will...

  38. February 12, 2014

    Eurozone industrial production falls

    Chinese trade figures left economy watchers more mystified than usual during the beginning of the year as the new year...

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