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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2014

      Presidential red card

      Filip Singer/EPA Protesters show symbolical red cards during a prostest against Czech President Milos Zeman in Prague, Czech...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 5

      The UK’s current account deficit is at its widest level in decades, and over the previous four posts we’ve managed to narrow...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in the Czech Republic

      Czechs want to innovate their way to growth, leaving behind a history of manufacturing...
    2. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

      Tech-savvy talent from Poland to Romania, Estonia to Czech republic and Slovakia to Hu...
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    1. November 5, 2014

      Broker push helps Vodafone higher

      A push from its joint house broker helped lift Vodafone to a six-week high on Wednesday. UBS argued that Vodafone could...

    2. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      Leaked letter: 14 ministers take on Juncker over trade

      Juncker addresses the European Parliament before the vote approving his new Commission It started out as an internecine turf...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Eastern Europe attacks planned EU emissions curbs

      The EU’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has come under heavy assault as an increasing number of eastern...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

      Poland and other eastern European countries are prepared to scupper the EU’s landmark climate change deal next week if they...

    5. October 14, 2014

      Citigroup: foreign entanglements

      “The Citi never sleeps”, or so the tagline reads. From now on that will depend where you live and what kind of business you...

    6. October 14, 2014

      Citi’s consumer banking chief Medina-Mora poised to stand down

      Manuel Medina-Mora, Citigroup’s head of global consumer banking and chairman of Banamex, the bank’s embattled Mexican unit,...

    7. October 7, 2014

      Long-term outlook for Czech Republic stymied by failure to invest

      The Czech Republic’s D1 motorway is a symbol of the country’s squandered natural advantages and its challenges. The ageing...

    8. October 7, 2014

      Czech media oligarchs consolidate press powers

      In one of his frequent outbursts against the Czech media, President Milos Zeman railed in September that it “usually only...

    9. October 7, 2014

      Power group CEZ keen to expand despite the risks

      CEZ, the largest power group in post-communist central Europe by market capitalisation, is contemplating not just one, but...

    10. October 7, 2014

      The rising trend in private equity investments in the Czech Republic

      Jakub Vagner, the most famous fisherman in the Czech Republic and a household name, makes for an unlikely target for private...

    11. October 7, 2014

      Pragmatism may soon give cynicism a run for its money

      In his 1970 absurdist novel White Book, dissident author Pavel Kohout told the tale of a gym teacher who, without wishing to...

    12. October 7, 2014

      Czech Republic hopes for a future built on technology

      Tomas Sedlacek, the fiery-haired Czech economist, has a theory about the four big central European economies. The Czech...

    13. October 7, 2014

      Czech carmakers speed ahead but country faces competition

      A dozen years ago, 120 hectares of land north of Ovcary, a tiny village in the centre of the Czech Republic, was rolling...

    14. October 7, 2014

      Battle rages for the hearts and wallets of Czech beer lovers

      Only in the Czech Republic – where the population leads the world in beer consumption at an annual 144 litres per capita –...

    15. October 6, 2014

      The rise of crazy golf’s mini-prodigy

      It is always worth taking note of teenage golfing prodigies because they often have names like Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy,...

    16. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site was...

    17. October 1, 2014

      TV host and mayor in Czech Republic sparks a revolution in paying for utilities

      Vladimir Koren, the mayor of Ricany in the Czech Republic wanted to cut his town’s high utility bills. The mayor, who is...

    18. October 1, 2014

      Bureaucracy remains source of frustration for new businesses

      Mieczyslaw Wilczek died only this year, but in the view of many Polish entrepreneurs, his dream died long ago, when...

    19. September 26, 2014

      Věra Jourová: Rapid rise from a Czech jail for EU bank pay chief

      When Věra Jourová languished in her Czech custody cell facing corruption charges, it would have been a stretch to imagine...

    20. September 26, 2014

      Brussels probes Czech Republic over Roma

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the Czech Republic’s treatment of its Roma minority, in the...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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 –...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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