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    1. November 20, 2014

      Ukraine takes its toll on Raiffeisen Bank

      Raiffeisen Bank International posted a €119m net loss in the third quarter, as tensions in Ukraine and problems in Hungary...

    2. November 13, 2014

      RTL hurt by Hungary’s advertising tax

      A tax on advertising revenues brought in by Hungary’s government, and criticised as an attempt to stifle media freedom, has...

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    1. November 13, 2014

      Russian aggression revives sanctions support in eastern Europe

      Mounting evidence of a Russian military intervention in war-torn Ukraine is stiffening the spines of some eastern European...

    2. November 13, 2014

      European migrants fill UK sandwich maker’s staff gap

      Jobs making sandwiches overnight in a Northampton factory for the minimum wage do not appeal much to local workers but are...

    3. November 11, 2014

      Young rebels upset politics in central and eastern Europe

      Kacper Poblocki began his political journey five years ago protecting public parks in the Polish city of Poznan from being...

    4. November 10, 2014

      Markets welcome Hungary’s forex loan conversion plan

      Markets gave a cautious welcome on Monday to the Hungarian government’s conversion programme for up to €9bn worth of...

    5. November 9, 2014

      Hungary agrees official foreign exchange mortgage conversion rate

      Borrowers in Hungary will be able to convert foreign exchange mortgages into Hungarian forints at the November 7 market...

    6. November 5, 2014

      Hungary paves way for Gazprom pipeline

      Hungary’s government has shrugged off warnings from Brussels over building a Kremlin-backed gas pipeline – passing a law...

    7. 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...

    8. November 5, 2014

      Fall of Berlin Wall remains region’s best chance to heal wounds

      In his new book The Trouble with History, Adam Michnik, a courageous Polish dissident intellectual under communism, writes:...

    9. November 3, 2014

      Brody Studios, Budapest

      Where: Vörösmarty utca 38 WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of espresso: Ft350 ($1.44) Open: Tue - Sat 9am - 7pm/latePrivacy...

    10. October 31, 2014

      Hungary abandons controversial internet tax plan

      Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban on Friday abandoned a controversial plan for the world’s first internet tax following...

    11. October 28, 2014

      Days of impulse and quiet repression in Orban’s illiberal democracy

      The biggest and fastest mass response to government action in Hungary in recent years has been the protest, organised on...

    12. October 28, 2014

      Russian government behind cyber attacks, says security group

      Russian state-backed cyber spies are behind co-ordinated, sophisticated digital attacks in the past two years against...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Guest post: panic and volatility offer opportunities for unconstrained investors

      By Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton A key dynamic that we have observed during 2013 and 2014 is periods of...

    14. October 27, 2014

      Hungary grapples with cost of ‘Orbanomics’

      Viktor Orban presided over commemorations of Hungary’s 1956 uprising against Communism last week as the country’s...

    15. October 22, 2014

      Hungary to impose world’s first internet tax

      Hungary is preparing to impose the world’s first tax on internet usage in the latest example of the unorthodox economic...

    16. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    17. 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...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Hungary questions EU sanctions on Russia

      Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has criticised the EU’s policy of sanctions against Russia, questioning their...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. October 13, 2014

      Orbán vows to squeeze Hungary’s banks on foreign exchange loans

      Viktor Orbán vowed to tighten a squeeze on Hungary’s banks after his governing party won a resounding victory in nationwide...

    22. October 12, 2014

      Fidesz on track for victory in Hungary’s municipal elections

      Near the enormous steelwork chimneys of Miskolc, an industrial city in North Eastern Hungary, Péter Jakab hands out election...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Guest post: which EMs are vulnerable to US dollar strength?

      By Tim Ash, Standard Bank It has been easy in recent weeks to get carried away with big emerging market (EM) currency...

    24. October 1, 2014

      Budapest builds on talent pool

      In 2008, Peter Arvai travelled from Sweden to Budapest. He was met at the airport by his uncle. This was at a time when...

    25. 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...

    26. October 1, 2014

      EU-funded venture capital model proves to be double-edged sword

      In 2010, Peter Sasi and his two long-standing business partners came to an impasse. In 15 years working for multinationals...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2014

      Parsing EM vulnerability to the "carry trade" unwinding

      The US dollar surged again on Wednesday against a basket of emerging market (EM) currencies, adding urgency to the question...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest *...

    29. FT Alphaville

      September 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Subprime lending + cars + robotic repo men = financial journalism gold: Tracy...

    30. September 26, 2014

      Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine

      Hungary has stopped supplying gas to Ukraine through a “reverse flow” pipeline just days after the head of Russia’s Gazprom...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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