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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Usain Bolt competes at the Ostrava Golden Spike

      Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Barbados’ Ramos Gittens and Lesotho’s Mosito Lehata compete in the men’s 100m race at the IAAF...

    2. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Weak start

      European markets look set to retreat this morning despite a mostly positive session in Asia. Japanese markets had been...

    Special Reports

    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe remains a risky place for investors in real estate. But for...
    2. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

      The fundamental outlook in the region, especially for the 10 countries that have joine...
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    1. May 6, 2016

      Doubts raised over Poland’s success story

      Poland is widely seen as one of Europe’s rare economic success stories in recent years, the only EU state to avoid a...

    2. MBA blog

      May 6, 2016

      Foreign businesses must navigate obstacles of India's market

      When inspecting the current macro- and microeconomic contexts of India, one will find that the nation is not only...

    3. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Czech coal group OKD files for insolvency

      The largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic has filed for insolvency as talks with the country’s...

    4. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls (again) to 10.2%

      The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to another post-crisis low of 10.2 per cent in March – the lowest rate since...

    5. April 25, 2016

      GE Money: bouncy Czechs

      Falling profitability, negative interest rates, middling-to-rubbish economic growth, a 13 per cent decline in the...

    6. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Czech Republic's largest private coal miner tipped into default

      The Czech Republic’s largest private coal miner has tipped into default after Prague refused to offer a financial...

    7. April 18, 2016

      Vattenfall offloads German lignite mines to Czech consortium

      Swedish energy group Vattenfall is planning to offload its lossmaking east German lignite mines to a Czech consortium,...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Czech Republic considers name change to ‘Czechia’

      What’s in a name? asked William Shakespeare. For the Czech Republic, the answer seems to be fewer letters and more...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe investors hold nerve as deals roll on

      It is a region marked by concerns over the actions of illiberal, populist governments, worried by clashes over policies...

    10. April 11, 2016

      General Electric to float Czech banking business

      General Electric plans to float its Czech banking business as the US conglomerate continues its push to dispose of...

    11. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Paris was preferred target

      Jihadis only launched their double bombing in Brussels at the last minute after they were forced to abort a planned...

    12. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: millennials and Brexit

      In the run-up to the European referendum this June, the campaign to keep Britain in the EU is setting its sights on a...

    13. March 18, 2016

      Snapshot: ‘Blaschka’ by Guido Mocafico

      The 19th-century father-and-son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka dedicated their lives to creating extraordinarily...

    14. March 10, 2016

      Why collecting books can be a deep source of pleasure

      It is possible to build up a library on an ereader. Equally, you could insist on talking to your friends only via Skype...

    15. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: a turning point in the migrant crisis?

      The EU is close to a breakthrough deal with Ankara that would see all non-Syrian migrants reaching Greek islands...

    16. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Czech central banker wary of sub-zero policy

      Will the Czechs be the next to dip into negative interest rates? The idea has been gathering steam of late among market...

    17. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment hits lowest since August 2011

      A robust jobs market in Germany is helping offset stubbornly high unemployment in Spain and Greece, as the jobless rate...

    18. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    19. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      New World Resources bondholders seek talks with Prague

      A group of senior bondholders in New World Resources, the largest private coal miner in eastern Europe, have said they...

    20. February 25, 2016

      Brexit: Fraying union

      Every week, the Danish People’s party, a rightwing populist movement that last year vaulted to second place in the...

    21. February 24, 2016

      Howzat! UK trades more with Spain than with Australia

      When you can download software from the US or your favourite song from Australia, it is not surprising that both the...

    22. February 24, 2016

      NWR seeks financial support from Czech government

      Eastern Europe’s largest private coal miner warned on Wednesday that it faces possible bankruptcy unless it secures...

    23. February 19, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Andrej Babiš

      Andrej Babiš is waiting with a pile of papers, a frown and a burning sense of injustice. The Czech Republic’s finance...

    24. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Eurozone construction drops 0.6% in December

      Another sign that economic growth in the eurozone is losing steam. Construction output in the common currency bloc...

    25. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      UK unemployment rate holds steady at 5.1%

      Unemployment in the UK remains at lows not seen since 2005 but a further expected fall in the jobless rate failed to...

    26. February 15, 2016

      Central Europe states keep migrant heat on Athens

      Central European countries have deferred to March plans to demand that the border between Greece and the rest of EU be...

    27. February 15, 2016

      Child benefit a rock in the road to Cameron’s EU deal

      David Cameron’s EU deal is in danger of coming unstuck over cross-border child benefit, with eastern European states...

    28. February 15, 2016

      Eastern Europe defies the gloom

      A commonly heard refrain in the current doom-laden environment is that the slump in oil prices is failing to spur...

    29. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    30. February 14, 2016

      Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity crisis

      Russia’s trade with the EU’s eastern states fell by almost a third in 2015, as sanctions over Crimea and the economic...

    31. February 2, 2016

      David Cameron seeks to win round central Europe to EU deal

      If there were any doubt where Britain’s hard-fought renegotiation plan with Brussels runs the greatest risk of being...

    32. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Czech Republic gives green light to UK/EU deal

      Prague has voiced its support for the UK’s EU renegotiation proposals, the first Eastern state to back the plans in a...

    33. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment at lowest since September 2011

      Greece and Spain may still have unemployment rates that are well over 20 per cent but the jobless rate for the eurozone...

    34. January 27, 2016

      FCA warns over risky self-certified mortgages from abroad

      The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to borrowers tempted to take out a self-certified mortgage, a...

    35. January 20, 2016

      The Holy Roman Empire can help inspire a different European Union

      Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout...

    36. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest since 2011

      Concerns may be growing over the outlook for the global economy amid jitters over a slowdown in China but in the...

    37. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    38. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

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