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  1. 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...

  2. The World

    March 31, 2014

    Kiska joins list of millionaire election winners in CEE

    When out of the blue a little-known millionaire businessman with no political past is elected president of his country, what...

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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. March 30, 2014

    Andrej Kiska wins Slovak presidential election

    Robert Fico, Slovak prime minister, suffered an overwhelming defeat in the presidential election that would have cemented...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Slovak prime minister in bitter presidential showdown

    Robert Fico, the Slovak prime minister, faces the climax to the political fight of his life on Saturday as his rival for the...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Guest post: the west's double standards towards Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta During the course of the four-month long Euromaidan, I have been interviewed...

  4. 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...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Bill Gross enraged by El-Erian’s “charming right finger”. - Guess @GSElevators go up and down. -...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary needs political and economic change

    By Attila Mesterhazy of the Hungarian Socialist Party At the WEF in Davos, the renowned economist Kenneth Rogoff had...

  10. FT Data

    January 21, 2014

    European football: the retreat of the club trained player

    By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent Should we praise European football clubs for creating an international...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    January 17, 2014

    Serena Williams at the Australian Open

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  12. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Ukraine gas imports: calling Slovakia

    Ukraine’s cash-strapped government may have secured short-term relief for its ailing economy by landing a 30 per cent...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open

    David Gray/Reuters Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs after his men’s singles match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    January 2, 2014

    Serena Williams serves

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  15. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Seasonal cheer for central and eastern Europe

    The boys and girls of central and eastern Europe have been pretty good this year and Santa looks like he has some goodies...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Guest post: reshaping the gas map of central Europe

    By Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz and Dariusz Kałan of PISM The tug-of-war between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine has...

  17. December 16, 2013

    Self-help required for central and eastern Europe

    In the early 1990s Václav Havel, the late playwright and dissident turned Czech president, referred to the collapse of...

  18. The A-List

    December 10, 2013

    The ECB’s reserve currency dilemma

    As economist Robert Triffin explained more than 50 years ago, the development of an international reserve currency requires...

  19. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    Poland pension reform: not done yet

    Poland’s parliament may have rushed through a dramatic change to the country’s pension system in only four days last week,...

  20. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Poland looking good in education and corruption rankings

    Poland has the EU’s best growth record in the last five years, but there is a growing awareness that keeping growth high is...

  21. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2013

    Hungary: bumper harvest boost for struggling Tokaj vintners

    While winemakers in a number of western Europe appellations – most particular Bordeaux – are complaining of poor grape...

  22. November 27, 2013

    EU struggles to wean former Soviet bloc off Russian energy

    When the EU-Russia contest for Ukraine took a decisive turn last week, the issue of energy was central to the outcome. In a...

  23. November 19, 2013

    Brussels paves way for Ukraine gas deal with Slovakia

    The EU has unblocked a long-stalled gas deal to help Ukraine cut its dependence on Russia as Brussels mounts a last-ditch...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    CEE: GDP figures confirm strong rebound

    Maybe it’s time to start preparing for a return wave of CEE migrants from western Europe, as Thursday’s flash GDP third...

  25. November 7, 2013

    Confidence returns to maturing central and eastern European economies

    As the dangers of a fresh flare-up of the eurozone crisis recede, and growth stirs in western Europe, confidence is...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2013

    PPF's Telefonica Czech Republic deal: more to come?

    By Tim Gosling of bne PPF Group has sealed a deal to buy a majority stake in the Czech Republic’s largest mobile operator...

  27. October 14, 2013

    Food prices push up inflation in China and India

    Surges in the cost of food in Asia have pushed up inflation, and debate is heating up over how dangerous that is. Better...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 14, 2013

    The geopolitics of Ukraine's gas supplies: the EU, Russia and Gazprom's mysterious meters

    Foreign media coverage of Ukraine has been dominated over the past year by the European Union’s repeated warnings: the...

  29. October 10, 2013

    Levoča’s Indian Summer, Levoča, Slovakia – review

    Levoča’s Indian Summer – a six-year-old classical music festival in eastern Slovakia – prides itself on championing the...

  30. October 6, 2013

    EU makes headway on healing Kosovo independence rift

    EU governments are making progress on healing their split over recognition of Kosovo’s independence, a step that would...

  31. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2013

    CEE distiller Stock Spirits to IPO in London

    By Nicholas Watson of bne Stock Spirits Group is preparing an IPO on the London Stock Exchange which it hopes will raise...

  32. September 19, 2013

    Opinion: VCs find many attractions in the region

    In contrast to more developed markets such as the US, Israel or the UK, venture capital in the countries of central Europe...

  33. September 18, 2013

    Chinese and Russian global leadership ‘undesirable’, poll finds

    A majority of Americans and Europeans regard Chinese and Russian leadership in world affairs as undesirable, according to an...

  34. September 3, 2013

    What independence would mean for Scottish trade

    On January 1 1993, Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The two new states opted to keep a monetary...

  35. August 4, 2013

    Raiffeisen scales back growth plans

    Raiffeisen Bank International is planning to scale back its growth plans in some central and eastern European countries,...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    Czech Rep: Fischer's headache

    There was not a lot of public regret about the recent defenestration of the centre-right government of outgoing Czech...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    July 5, 2013

    Team Cannondale riders on the Tour de France

    Christophe Ena/AP Team Cannondale leads the chase of the first pack for their sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, last in line...

  38. June 26, 2013

    Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

    In Gyor in Hungary, exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest – and a stone’s throw from the border with Slovakia – stands...

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