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    1. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Hungary trims interest rates (again)

      Hungary has trimmed its benchmark interest rate by a further 15 basis points to 0.9 per cent, its third cut in three...

    2. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: fracking permit raises the heat

      The UK has just approved its first shale gas fracking application in five years. Councillors in North Yorkshire voted...

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    1. Risk Management

      Although many in the insurance industry think that it is behind other sectors when it ...
    2. Doing Business in Central & Eastern Europe

      Hungary, Poland and some of their neighbours have hit the headlines for the wrong poli...
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    1. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Austria's right turn?

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    2. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Juncker warns British voters to stay in EU

      European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned British voters that “deserters will not be welcomed back with...

    3. May 13, 2016

      Illiberalism takes root in Europe’s fertile centre

      An illiberal political order is taking shape in central Europe. It is contemptuous of political pluralism, the rule of...

    4. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Polish economy shrinks for 1st time since 2012

      Data published this morning show Poland’s economy contracted for the first time since 2012 in the first quarter,...

    5. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Hungary posts shock economic contraction

      The Hungarian economy suffered its worst contraction in four years in the first quarter, driven in part by a 33.9 per...

    6. May 12, 2016

      Political risks come to the fore in central and eastern Europe

      The new year was barely two weeks old when the rating agency Standard & Poor’s delivered a surprise debt downgrade of...

    7. May 12, 2016

      Hungary seeks rapprochement with bruised foreign investors

      Nearly three years after Hungary’s government asked the IMF to close its Budapest office and vacate the country,...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2016

      The Jury is out to lunch

      Jury members taste a dish during the European Final of Bocuse d’Or cuisine contest in Budapest, Hungary ...

    9. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      EBRD sees Ukraine grow 2% in 2016

      Ukraine is set to see economic growth of 2 per cent both this year and next amid a broader recovery across central and...

    10. May 9, 2016

      Controversy arises over Hungary’s central bank’s spending

      Hungary’s central bank has been on a spending spree since it booked an estimated €1.7bn in foreign exchange profits two...

    11. May 9, 2016

      Brexit vote set to fuel more referendums

      Britain’s referendum is widely expected to trigger a domino effect of similar votes on EU membership, with a...

    12. 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...

    13. May 5, 2016

      Hungary to finalise deal for 15% stake in Erste Bank arm

      Hungary is close to completing its purchase of a 15 per cent equity stake in Erste Bank’s local arm, says its economy...

    14. May 1, 2016

      Poland: An inconvenient truth

      It is a scandal tailor-made for Poland’s government and its crackdown on the country’s media. A secret 2014 recording,...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      The morning preen

      A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary ...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      April 26, 2016

      Dew drops

      Dew drops are seen on a leaf in Mihalygerge, Hungary   ...

    17. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Hungary trims interest rates as expected

      Hungary’s central bank has lopped 0.15 percentage points off the benchmark interest rate as expected, taking the rate...

    18. April 25, 2016

      Hungarian journalists quit over website’s central bank funding

      A major Hungarian news outlet suffered a wave of resignations on Monday following revelations that it received about...

    19. April 19, 2016

      Helmut Kohl snubs one-time protégée Angela Merkel

      At the age of 86, Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor, might be viewed as a somewhat marginal and ailing figure in...

    20. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Outflows slow for Ashmore amid stronger EM tone

      Emerging market asset manager Ashmore has posted its seventh consecutive quarter of net outflows despite a brightening...

    21. Brussels Blog

      April 18, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The immaculate relocation

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

    22. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Gulf Keystone Petroleum shares plummet over bond payment fears

      Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum slumped to a record low on Thursday as fears about its ability to stay in business...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2016

      The moon

      The surface of the Moon as it is observed through a telescope in Salgotarjan, Budapest, Hungary, late on Tuesday     ...

    24. April 13, 2016

      Crunch time as Poland decides on Swiss franc mortgages

      Investors in Poland have already been spooked by the conservative Law and Justice government’s efforts to bolster its...

    25. 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...

    26. March 31, 2016

      Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor, 1929-2016

      The death of Imre Kertész, the Hungarian writer, has robbed central Europe not only of one of its most distinctive...

    27. March 29, 2016

      Alstom UK president to face charge in SFO bribery probe

      The president of Alstom’s UK operations, Terence Stuart Watson, has become the seventh person to be charged in a...

    28. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Hungary delivers surprise rate cut

      The National Bank of Hungary has surprised markets by cutting its benchmark interest rate 15 basis points to 1.2 per...

    29. March 21, 2016

      Blind and wheelchair-bound migrants stand trial in Orban’s Hungary

      To Hungarian authorities, Fattom Hassun and Ghazy Faisa Hamad are security threats. They were arrested under a law...

    30. March 19, 2016

      Major doubts over workability of EU-Turkey migrant deal

      The EU-Turkey deal on refugees, secured in Brussels, shifts Europe’s policy away from Angela Merkel’s famous slogan —...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2016

      Turkey hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country and still its fundamentals have improved

      One should always be cautious with TV documentaries but, knowing the terrain and winter climate of many of the...

    32. March 17, 2016

      UK tax on sugary drinks is ‘nannying’ and ‘impractical’

      Britain’s surprise decision to follow Mexico, France, Finland and Hungary and impose a tax on sugary soft drinks...

    33. March 10, 2016

      Donald Trump has friends across the Atlantic

      Only in America. As Donald Trump bids for the Republican nomination for the White House, the rest of the world looks on...

    34. March 9, 2016

      Orban thwarted in bid to conceal central bank spending

      Hungary’s central bank has attracted attention of late for its unusual expenditures — including investments in fine...

    35. March 9, 2016

      Paths to Europe: As a key route closes, migrants look for others

      Governments in central and eastern Europe have all but sealed the favoured route travelled by refugees fleeing war and...

    36. March 7, 2016

      The scale of Europe’s migration crisis

      A proposal from Brussels to upend current asylum rules in Europe and replace them with a more centralised system is the...

    37. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Record 1.25 million asylum seekers in EU in 2015

      The number of first time asylum seekers to the European Union more than doubled in 2015 to a record 1.25m, new data...

    38. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2016

      UHNWI contraction *alert*

      We’re calling it an upcoming billionaire crisis. And we’re linking it to the reversal of global capital flows,...

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