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  1. beyondbrics

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    Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

    Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

  2. September 18, 2014

    European ‘peace dividend’ under pressure from geopolitical risks

    Higher military spending in the wake of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine could wipe away the “peace dividend” Europe has...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 15, 2014

    Hungary floods

    MTI/Szilard Koszticsak/AP Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest,...

  2. 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...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  4. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

    Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    Budapest airport throngs with festival campers

    Airline passengers to Hungary, be warned: Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International airport is having its Woodstock Week, with...

  7. 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...

  8. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    Illiberating Hungary

    There has been a lot of international politics around, so it may have been easy to miss events in one of Europe’s smaller...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 11, 2014

    Company resort makes its comeback at Hungary's central bank

    Under communism, it was the norm for state companies and institutions in central Europe to own holiday homes: come summer,...

  10. August 3, 2014

    Austrian banks adapt central and eastern Europe model

    In the years before the financial crisis, the markets of central and eastern Europe were money-spinners for Austria’s big...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    Erste turns to loss as crisis legacy problems plague CEE banking

    By Nicholas Watson of bne in Vienna The hits on emerging Europe’s banks continue to come thick and fast as legacy problems...

  12. The World

    July 30, 2014

    Viktor Orban's illiberal world

    Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, has just cemented his reputation as the problem child of the European Union...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Guest post: the free ride to convergence is over; EMs must boost productivity

    By Mario Pezzini of the OECD The year 2010 was a turning point. What we didn’t know at the time – but what new data just...

  14. July 16, 2014

    Potential for crisis aftershocks at eastern European banks

    Does the danger of a new banking crisis lurk in central and eastern Europe? Investors are certainly skittish after several...

  15. July 15, 2014

    TV chief accuses Hungary of interference

    The chief executive of Hungary’s most popular commercial television station has accused the Hungarian authorities of using...

  16. July 10, 2014

    Hungary under fire over handling of NGOs

    The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, an independent human rights watchdog, has appealed to the UN to intervene in what it...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2014

    Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU gas...

  18. 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...

  19. July 4, 2014

    Central European bank shares plunge on Erste warning

    Shares in Erste Group plunged 15 per cent on Friday after the Austrian lender said that problems in Hungary and Romania...

  20. July 4, 2014

    Hungary acts on foreign-exchange loans

    Hungary’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will force banks to compensate borrowers for what the government says were...

  21. July 3, 2014

    Erste Group warns of €1.6bn loss

    Erste Group warned that it will make a net loss of up to €1.6bn this year, after the Austrian bank increased its provisions...

  22. June 27, 2014

    Cameron and Britain left isolated by Juncker defeat

    EU leaders have voted overwhelmingly to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker to the most influential job in Brussels leaving David...

  23. June 27, 2014

    Defeated David Cameron bemoans a ‘bad day for Europe’

    David Cameron called it a “bad day for Europe”, but the UK prime minister emerged from a humbling defeat in Brussels...

  24. June 25, 2014

    Q&A: If Cameron loses, what comes next?

    David Cameron is pursuing his fight to block Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as European Commission president to the...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Hungary's FX mortgages: edging towards resolution

    As Argentina’s sovereign debt soap opera dragged on, this week saw another legal judgement on toxic debts running into...

  26. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Game over for Latin America?

    Expectations can be a terrible burden. Take the World Cup. No European football team has ever won the tournament on Latin...

  27. June 11, 2014

    Hungarian advertising tax raises fear of media clampdown

    Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a tax on advertising revenues that has aroused concern Prime Minister Viktor...

  28. June 3, 2014

    Balcerowicz: Poland must stick to winning formula

    Elections on June 4 1989 won by Solidarity paved the way to a radical economic and political transition in Poland. Other...

  29. 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...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    ECB signals fire up Eastern European bond rally

    As the European Central Bank (ECB) teases investors with hints of monetary stimulus measures, expectations of a rate cut are...

  31. May 28, 2014

    EU should stop worrying about deflation

    Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2014

    Hungary's interest rates: the cuts go on

    It goes on, and on… and on. Hungary’s central bank trimmed its base rate once again on Tuesday – this time by a third...

  33. May 25, 2014

    ‘European Spring’, by Philippe Legrain

    European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess and How to Put Them Right, by Philippe Legrain, CB Books,...

  34. 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...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's Orbán wants smart balance between national and EU authority

    By Ferenc Kumin of the Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest With voting under way in elections to the European Parliament, many...

  36. May 21, 2014

    Predictions of populist takeover in Europe are far fetched

    Few politicians are less prone to alarmism than Herman Van Rompuy, the soft-spoken president of the European Council, which...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Hungarian minority creates headache for Ukraine

    While the government in Kiev tries in vain to pacify the pro-Russian military uprising in the eastern regions of Ukraine,...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Guest post: Viktor Orbán's own brand of euroscepticism

    By Csaba Tóth of the Republikon Institute Eurosceptic parties will make big gains in this week’s European parliamentary...

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