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    1. FT Photo Diary

      16 hours ago

      Bear child

      A child from from Dofteana, northern Romania wearing a bear fur, lies on an office building’s steps while taking a break...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      Remembering the 1989 revolution

      Romanian Honor Guard soldiers pay respects to the victims of the 1989 revolution during a commemoration ceremony held at...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

      Tech-savvy talent from Poland to Romania, Estonia to Czech republic and Slovakia to Hu...
    2. Bulgaria 2012

      A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
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    1. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    2. FT Data

      December 17, 2014

      Datawatch: people who have never used the internet

      On average, 18 per cent of the population of an EU country have never used the internet, according to a Eurostat survey....

    3. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Romania surprises on the upside but challenges remain

      By Greg Konieczny of Templeton Emerging Markets Group Following presidential elections in Romania last month and the...

    4. December 3, 2014

      Airbus defence arm’s offices raided in German probe

      German prosecutors are investigating the defence arm of Airbus for allegedly bribing officials in Romania and Saudi Arabia...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Could the "cancelled" South Stream pipeline be revived?

      Vladimir Putin seemed pretty emphatic on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline,...

    6. December 1, 2014

      Pro-EU parties secure election victory in Moldova

      Pro-EU parties have won a narrow victory in Moldova’s parliamentary election, but face tough coalition negotiations to form...

    7. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no ifs, no...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Romania stock exchange sets sights on EM status

      The Bucharest Stock Exchange is the largest bourse in post-communist south-east Europe and for spells in the past decade has...

    9. November 19, 2014

      Romania’s presidential poll offers hope for more tolerant future

      The result of Romania’s presidential election may turn out to be the most positive political event in Europe this year. It...

    10. November 17, 2014

      Romanian anger over graft pulls Klaus Iohannis to election victory

      Few would have predicted that Klaus Iohannis, a provincial mayor and former school teacher, was capable of causing one of...

    11. beyondbrics

      November 17, 2014

      Romania's shock election result: more uncertainty ahead?

      Romania is set for a period of political uncertainty following the shock victory of liberal Klaus Iohannis (pictured) in a...

    12. November 16, 2014

      Iohannis wins Romanian election

      Romanian voters delivered an upset to Victor Ponta, prime minister, on Sunday night, denying him victory in presidential...

    13. 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...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      India loses its edge as a car export manufacturer

      The FT flagged recent concerns around the Indian car industry. Sales had picked up for four consecutive months after the new...

    15. October 24, 2014

      Cameron’s overreaction to a modest EU matter

      Britain has picked many fights with its European partners at EU summits over the past decades. Few have been as tense as...

    16. 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...

    17. October 13, 2014

      Italian leader Matteo Renzi targets legal profession for reform

      Gianmatteo Nunziante, a senior corporate lawyer in Rome, was recently working for a few foreign hedge funds taking stakes in...

    18. 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...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2014

      Romania cuts rates, eases reserve requirements as growth plummets

      Romania’s latest interest rate cut – to another all-time low – comes after a sharp slowdown in growth, but further easing...

    20. October 1, 2014

      Technology start-ups in central and eastern Europe blow away stereotypes

      Ionut Budisteanu was 19 when he decided he could do a better job than Google. A Romanian student with an exceptional...

    21. MBA blog

      September 30, 2014

      How to make a difficult decision

      In 2011, essay three on my MIT Sloan admissions form asked: Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without...

    22. September 19, 2014

      Hiking the Carpathian Mountains

      At almost 88, wearing homemade clothes and woolly socks, Ileana still looks defiant. She and her husband are typical of...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      September 8, 2014

      Praying for the Virgin Mary

      Vadim Ghirda/AP A Romanian Roma man teaches his son to pray during a religious service celebrating the Birth of the Virgin...

    24. August 28, 2014

      EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

      David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      August 13, 2014

      Romanian jumper

      Phil Noble/Reuters Mihai Donisan of Romania competes in the men’s high jump during the European Athletics Championships at...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. beyondbrics

      August 5, 2014

      Currency stability key in Romanian rate cut

      Negligible inflation and a desire to maintain exchange rate stability in spite of capital inflows were the key factors...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. July 31, 2014

      Erste swings to €1bn net loss after Romania writedown

      Erste Group reported a €1.03bn net loss in the second quarter, as it wrote down its Romanian business and set aside money to...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 3, 2014

      Romania's Basescu: in hot water but should stay the course

      An attempted murder in a bar brawl; a president under siege after the arrest of his brother and son-in-law on graft charges,...

    38. The World

      June 16, 2014

      Poland's “tape affair” has echoes of Italy

      Poland has made such impressive progress since the end of communism in 1989 that its political elite like to think of their...

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