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  1. beyondbrics

    7 hours ago

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Industrial output across Europe rises

    Some good data news for the global economy out on Tuesday as UK, Hungarian and Turkish industrial output figures outpaced...

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  1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

    Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie...
  2. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

    Central and eastern Europe is benefiting from the eurozone’s return to economic health...
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  1. April 7, 2014

    Investment flows increase in central and eastern Europe

    A period of lacklustre competition is coming to a close for Globalworth, a property business with the lion’s share of its...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Hungary: Glut drives down rents and deters speculative building

    The Hungarian property sector enjoyed a rare chance to celebrate in March: the completion of the Eiffel Palace project. The...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Hungary's election: more Orbanomics

    Will he, won’t he… get it? That was the question on Magyar political analysts’ lips on Monday – he being Viktor Orban,...

  4. April 7, 2014

    Goulash revanchist scores a big victory

    At a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Ukraine, it is sometimes easy to forget that Europe has its own indigenous...

  5. April 7, 2014

    Monitors take aim at Orban election win

    European monitors cast doubt on the legitimacy of prime minister Viktor Orban’s landslide election victory in Hungary,...

  6. April 7, 2014

    Viktor Orbán re-elected in Hungarian landslide

    Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s populist-conservative prime minister, has won a second consecutive four years in power after a...

  7. April 6, 2014

    Orbán set for Hungarian victory

    Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s conservative prime minister, is on course for another four years in power after a commanding victory...

  8. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  9. April 4, 2014

    Qatar celebrates Richard Serra

    A grisly souvenir of the French Revolution went up for auction in France last week: a working guillotine. Standing more than...

  10. April 3, 2014

    Hungarians head for polls after bitter election campaign

    Sitting in a Budapest shopping mall, a retired telecommunications engineer who would only give his name as Janos K,...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  12. April 2, 2014

    Critics question Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán’s economic claims

    From advertising hoardings plastered across the country and news on government-friendly television channels, the message in...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2014

    The week ahead March 31 - April 6

    A great deal of economic data is released this week, including closely-watched China PMI numbers for the month of March,...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Hungary finds time for one last cut before the elections

    Has the Great Magyar Rate-Cutting Cycle come to an end? To many, it looks that way, following the central bank’s decision on...

  15. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's blind horseman

    By Ferenc Gyurcsány, former prime minister of Hungary There is a Hungarian folk tale about a fair, where a trader fools a...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Orban speaks: it's more of the same for Hungary

    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s populist prime minister, has promised a continuation of the policies enacted in the past four years...

  19. March 17, 2014

    How wars can be started by history textbooks

    When political leaders start rewriting the past, you should fear for the future. In Russia, Hungary, Japan and China, recent...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Hungary's disappearing inflation: more rate cuts to come

    Inflation watching in Hungary is getting tiring on the eyes: following an unprecedented zero change in prices in January,...

  21. March 8, 2014

    Central Europe countries appeal for US gas

    Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have urged the US Congress to help them buy American natural gas and reduce...

  22. March 7, 2014

    Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

    For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest Post: Hungary's central bank governor is no "maverick"

    By Tamás Pesuth, Head of Economic Research, Nézőpont Institute “Hungary is a small country, but it looms larger on...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Crimea invasion revives thoughts of euro for Poland

    Nothing like a foreign policy crisis to concentrate the mind. Poland’s potential adoption of the euro, which had been pushed...

  25. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine tensions lift haven currencies

    Concerns over the developing crisis in Ukraine boosted haven currencies such as the Swiss franc and Japanese yen on Monday,...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  27. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Ukraine a setback in China's eastern Europe strategy

    Just three months ago, China was in diplomatic overdrive to establish a grand plan for economic and political cooperation...

  28. February 24, 2014

    Brussels seeks greater powers on rule of law

    Brussels will green light an initiative on Tuesday aimed at giving it greater powers to monitor and punish countries that...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  30. February 21, 2014

    Mexico fourth-quarter growth misses forecasts

    A light day for data, and without much spark either, as Britons eased back on their shopping, Hungarians saw a drop in their...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2014

    Hungary and interest rates: predictably unpredictable

    Predicting what the Hungarian central bank is going to do is becoming something of a fools game. Last month, the bank cut...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    Guest post: central Europe's golden decade

    By Pawel Swieboda and Milan Nic There will be two types of anniversaries in Europe this year. The ones related to 1914, will...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  34. February 12, 2014

    Eurozone industrial production falls

    Chinese trade figures left economy watchers more mystified than usual during the beginning of the year as the new year...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

    By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 10, 2014

    Hungary's central bank: playing with fire

    Only last week, Nomura’s Peter Attard Montalto warned that Hungary’s central bank “appears to be playing with fire” in its...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2014

    Original sin in emerging markets: it's back

    Is it 1997 all over again? EM bulls scoff at the idea: this time, they say, is different, and for solid reasons. Two things...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 5, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's attacks on the rule of law and why they matter for business

    By Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University Hungary was once the precocious child of post-communist transition, garnering...

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