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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. February 24, 2014

    Bunzl plans to continue acquisition drive

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. February 10, 2014

    Deutsche Telekom to buy out Czech unit investors

    Deutsche Telekom will fully own its Czech mobile business after agreeing a deal to buy out the private equity owners of a...

  18. February 10, 2014

    Turkish industrial production jumps in December

    Monday brought data showing Taiwanese exports had a disappointing start to the year, while sentiment in the eurozone...

  19. February 6, 2014

    US trade deficit widens more than expected

    After some disappointing retail sales data for December, Thursday brought a more optimistic data set for January in the...

  20. 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...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2014

    CEE PMIs: zooming away

    Central Europe’s leading economies have strapped on afterburners, with new manufacturing PMI data released Monday showing a...

  22. January 31, 2014

    South Africa and Hungary trade surpluses widen

    Friday’s data paint a patchy picture of the global economy, with fears of the prospect of deflation fanned by a drop in...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Amazon hopes for a union-free Poland and Czech expansion

    Amazon’s Christmas season was marked by labour unrest at its German warehouses, and as the US retail giant expands into...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    CEE property: busiest time since the crisis

    Real estate can be an alluring post-crisis investment. Just ask punters who poured money into the US market a couple of...

  25. January 15, 2014

    South Africa business activity deteriorates

    While US manufacturing seems to be on the rebound, South Africa has continued its disappointing run of manufacturing data...

  26. January 10, 2014

    Data confirm Czech Republic’s emergence from recession

    Some glimmers of good news emerged from late 2013 data. The Czech Republic’s emergence from recession was confirmed and a...

  27. January 6, 2014

    Data give grounds for optimism in Europe and Asia

    A broad but slight rise in the purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone indicate that the bloc’s economic prospects are...

  28. December 20, 2013

    Brazil consumer confidence falls to lowest since 2010

    Data has slowed ahead of the festive season, but there is plenty to think about in Brazil where consumer confidence reached...

  29. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Seasonal cheer for central and eastern Europe

    The boys and girls of central and eastern Europe have been pretty good this year and Santa looks like he has some goodies...

  30. 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...

  31. December 16, 2013

    Drive on quality moves up a gear

    Conveyor belts made from buffalo leather, and ostrich feather brushes to remove static electricity are touches of luxury you...

  32. December 13, 2013

    Japanese industrial production rises

    Industrial activity in Japan beat expectations in November as manufacturers continued to benefit from a falling yen....

  33. December 11, 2013

    Czech parties strike coalition deal

    Three Czech political parties have struck a tentative coalition agreement after six weeks of talks which would create a...

  34. December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers accused of accessing European ministries

    Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of five European governments ahead of the G20 summit in September, according...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    Road rage in the Czech Republic

    By Nicholas Watson of bne Road construction in the Czech Republic has long been a murky business. But insiders grumble that...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Poland looking good in education and corruption rankings

    Poland has the EU’s best growth record in the last five years, but there is a growing awareness that keeping growth high is...

  37. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2013

    PMIs offer further signs of CEE's recovery

    Central European manufacturing continues to show signs of strength in new purchasing managers index reports released on...

  38. November 28, 2013

    Informant claims from communist era haunt Czech politics

    Almost a quarter century after the Velvet Revolution swept Czechoslovakia’s communists from power, the betrayals and morally...

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