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    1. April 17, 2015

      Tamas Dezso: ‘Notes for an Epilogue’, Photographers’ Gallery, London

      ‘Tamas Dezso: Notes for an Epilogue’ Tamas Dezso started out taking newspaper and magazine photos, and moved into...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence...

    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. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy to...

    2. Brussels Blog

      March 31, 2015

      Romanian twins throw wrench in US-EU trade deal?

      Meet the Miculas: two twin brothers, Ioan and Viorel, whose battle with EU law will be of interest to anyone following...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    4. March 6, 2015

      The gypsies’ tale: Music, wit and exuberance

      In Moldavia, Romania’s north-eastern region, time moves slowly and history weighs heavily. Farmers work their fields with...

    5. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets made...

    6. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed to...

    7. January 30, 2015

      Germany suspends minimum wage for foreign truck drivers

      Germany bowed to pressure from its eastern neighbours on Friday and suspended applying its newly enacted €8.50 an hour...

    8. January 30, 2015

      Record numbers seek UK university places

      Record numbers of 18-year-olds have applied to British universities and youngsters from the poorest areas are more likely to...

    9. January 28, 2015

      Beware Hungary’s cure for the Swiss franc mortgages hangover

      When the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the Swiss franc two weeks ago and sent the currency soaring, authorities in...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Don't write off the EM consumer

      Russia’s economy is heading for a deep recession this year. Brazil is stagnating and China’s dynamism is dissipating,...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Gold explorer Gabriel Resources seeks arbitration with Romania

      A gold explorer that has tried for 15 years to build a $2bn mine in Romania is invoking investment protection treaties to...

    12. Brussels Blog

      January 12, 2015

      A day of reckoning for EU-US trade deal

      One year ago, Karel de Gucht, the EU’s trade commissioner, asked people to write in and voice their concerns about the most...

    13. January 11, 2015

      Enel in push to sell Eastern Europe assets

      Enel is pressing ahead with plans to sell assets in Slovakia and Romania despite a recent delay, in an effort to reassure...

    14. January 7, 2015

      Romania cuts interest rates to record low of 2.5%

      Romania’s national bank cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday to a record low of 2.5 per cent. The move came as...

    15. December 30, 2014

      Romanian and Bulgarian migrant numbers remain steady

      Romanian and Bulgarian migration to Britain has remained steady over the past few years, according to new research which...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      Bear child

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

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    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 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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