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    1. November 25, 2014

      South African retailers strike $5.7bn deal

      Steinhoff International, South Africa’s biggest furniture company, has agreed to buy Pepkor, Africa’s largest retailer, in a...

    2. November 25, 2014

      Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

      Kingfisher, the world’s third largest DIY retailer which owns the UK’s B&Q chain, has seen weakening economic sentiment in...

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    1. Investing in Poland

      Poland’s government has acted to reverse sluggish growth. Although support has waned f...
    2. Poland

      Since the end of communist rule 25 years ago, rapid growth has transformed Poland but ...
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    1. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    2. November 17, 2014

      Poland’s ruling party suffers election setback

      Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party has suffered its first electoral defeat for nine years, according to national exit...

    3. November 16, 2014

      Poland’s shale gas dreams put on hold

      Poland’s much-hyped shale gas boom could take as long as six more years to become commercially viable, as foreign oil and...

    4. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2014

      25 years after the Wall

      A story told in the Bank of England goes like this. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of Russian central...

    5. 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...

    6. November 6, 2014

      Putin’s defence of Soviet-Nazi pact ramps up security tensions

      Vladimir Putin has triggered fresh concerns over potential aggression towards Russia’s neighbours by defending a treaty the...

    7. November 5, 2014

      Polish vodka trouble gives Stock a headache

      No Polish home is complete without a bottle of Żołądkowa Gorzka, a herbal vodka traditionally used as an aperitif, but its...

    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 4, 2014

      Polish campaigners bite back at import ban on apples from Russia

      Russia’s ban on importing EU agricultural products will cause the loss of more than 300,000 tonnes of apples grown in...

    10. November 3, 2014

      Wrought iron gate with Nazi slogan stolen from Dachau

      A wrought iron gate with the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” has been stolen from the site of the Dachau concentration camp,...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Polish QE?

      With the European Central Bank keeping everyone guessing on the prospect of Eurozone QE, uncertainties over exactly how...

    12. October 31, 2014

      Spies of Warsaw return as east-west tensions rise

      The winter snow has not yet started falling in Warsaw, but there is a distinct chill in the air around Poland’s intelligence...

    13. 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...

    14. October 28, 2014

      Unicef criticises UK over child poverty

      The number of British children living in poverty has increased to more than one in four since the start of the recession,...

    15. 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...

    16. October 27, 2014

      Ukraine, Russia and Europe’s bloody borders

      Somebody born in Lviv in 1914, who died in 1992 and never moved out of the city, would have lived in five different...

    17. Nick Butler

      October 27, 2014

      European energy policy – time to start again

        © Johner Images / Getty Images The deal reached at last week’s European summit on climate change will satisfy no one. The...

    18. October 26, 2014

      Grupa Azoty targets 10 deals in diversification drive

      Poland’s largest chemical company is to embark upon a global dealmaking spree, targeting as many as 10 acquisitions as it...

    19. October 24, 2014

      Ed Davey hails EU energy deal as blow to Vladimir Putin

      Britain’s energy secretary, Ed Davey, has hailed a European deal on climate change as a blow to Vladimir Putin that will...

    20. October 24, 2014

      A new Warsaw museum devoted to Jewish-Polish history

      At sites of atrocity, particles of desolation linger in the air for years like reproaches to mankind. Such a place, for more...

    21. October 24, 2014

      Poland’s emerging design industry – and the names to look out for

      Poland’s creative industry gathers pace If you think about the design masters of the past century, it is doubtful that a...

    22. October 24, 2014

      EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

      The EU has set the pace for a global climate agreement in Paris next year by overcoming resistance from eastern member...

    23. October 23, 2014

      Nato flexes muscles in Baltics amid Russian incursions

      In his first official trip as the new secretary-general general of Nato this month, Jens Stoltenberg chose to go to Poland....

    24. October 23, 2014

      Radoslaw Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine comments

      A diplomatic storm sparked by Poland’s former foreign minister has cast into confusion Warsaw’s approach to the crisis in...

    25. October 22, 2014

      Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

      As the US shale revolution continues to transform the country’s energy supply, progress towards establishing whether Europe...

    26. October 22, 2014

      Several factors conspire to increase fossil fuel use

      Under slate-grey skies one chilly October morning in Warsaw, Ewa Kopacz, Poland’s new prime minister, saw first-hand the...

    27. October 22, 2014

      EU seeks alternative energy suppliers

      When Guenther Oettinger, the EU’s commissioner for energy, warned last month that Russia might cut natural gas supplies to...

    28. October 21, 2014

      Poland criticises eurozone banking union

      Poland’s central bank governor has criticised the eurozone’s new banking union, saying it would centralise powers to curb...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Zomato's special sauce: coming to a server near you

      There you are, taking it easy on your summer holiday in Istanbul or Dubai, searching online for the next restaurant to...

    30. October 19, 2014

      Poland weighs splitting coal assets into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mines

      Poland hopes to split its state-owned coal mining assets into a “good miner” and a “bad miner” under a controversial...

    31. October 19, 2014

      Poland’s coal miners dig in for struggle over restructuring

      Almost 1km below the rolling hills of southern Poland, four men, their faces coated in a slick layer of coal dust and sweat,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. October 8, 2014

      Poland cuts rates as Germany and Russia fears weigh on economy

      Poland cut its main interest rate by a bigger than expected 50 basis points on Wednesday. The central bank moved to protect...

    35. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    36. 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...

    37. October 7, 2014

      Zloty-watchers await Polish rate cut

      Poland’s central bank is expected to reduce interest rates at its meeting on Wednesday as it attempts to bolster growth. On...

    38. October 3, 2014

      JPMorgan and Mercuria scale down commodities deal

      JPMorgan Chase has raised $800m from selling parts of its physical commodities business to Swiss trading house Mercuria,...

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