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  1. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

    Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

  2. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

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  1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

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  1. August 1, 2014

    Wine without frontiers

    Most wine regions bask in the sunlight of settled identity. The loyalty of Bordeaux to the English crown ended more than...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Newcomer emerges top in Slovenia’s election

    A party formed just six weeks ago by a political newcomer emerged top in Slovenia’s early parliamentary elections on Sunday,...

  3. July 11, 2014

    Miro Cerar tops poll ahead of Slovenia election

    A law professor and newcomer to politics may emerge as Slovenia’s prime minister after elections on Sunday, in the latest...

  4. July 9, 2014

    Cash predicted to flow out of Scotland after Yes vote

    British banks face a serious risk of Scottish depositors shifting their money south of the border if there is a Yes vote in...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Serbia: not bankrupt, yet

    Vucic spreads his message of doom Could Serbia become the Greece of the Danube and go bankrupt within a year, just as other...

  6. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2014

    Croatian outlook still gloomy as Slovenia brightens

    First quarter GDP figures from Croatia and Slovenia show that the former continues to slide backwards, albeit at a slower...

  7. May 28, 2014

    Facebook requests Brussels review of WhatsApp deal

    Facebook has asked Brussels to review its $19bn acquisition of instant messaging service WhatsApp rather than seek antitrust...

  8. May 9, 2014

    A splendid mess of a union should not be torn asunder

    On the morning of September 19 the Scots and the rest of the British may well wake up as foreigners to each other. For...

  9. May 6, 2014

    US trade deficit narrows as eurozone retail sales rise

    An all-round good economic data day on Tuesday as the US trade deficit narrowed, eurozone retail sales increased and the...

  10. May 2, 2014

    Eurozone rating upgrades boost bond rally

    Slovenia on Friday became the latest beneficiary of a European wave of positive rating agency actions that have helped push...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2014

    In Slovenia, political turmoil adds to uncertainty

    It's goodbye from Bratusek Just as all seemed to be going rather well, Slovenia has been thrown into uncertainty again by a...

  12. April 27, 2014

    Slovenian PM to reveal plans after losing party vote

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, April 26 – Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, who lost a vote for the leadership of her...

  13. April 25, 2014

    Slovenian premier faces leadership challenge amid dissent on cuts

    Slovenia’s government could fall on Friday, prompting early elections, if prime minister Alenka Bratušek loses a challenge...

  14. April 18, 2014

    Slovenia offers property buyers the best of Europe – at a bargain

    In central Europe, one small country is tempting overseas buyers back into the property market. Slovenia, like most of...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    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...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Slovenia makes record bond issues as CEE grabs the moment

    In the years before the crisis, Slovenia was touted as the Switzerland of eastern Europe, praised for its robust...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2014

    Guest post: Bratušek dodged bailout but is tepid on reform

    By Sašo Stanovnik of Alta Invest Just one year ago, after public protests and a corruption scandal had brought down...

  18. The World

    March 20, 2014

    Cyprus scores well on economy but poorly on politics

    In Cyprus, there is good news – very good news, actually – and bad news. The good news is that the €10bn emergency...

  19. March 10, 2014

    Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

    Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Ukraine in crisis: weighing up the damage

    Just as things were starting to look up for many economies in central and eastern Europe, along comes the crisis in Ukraine....

  21. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Slovenia returns to GDP growth after eight quarterly declines

    Slovenia finished February on a surprise high, with news that the economy in the fourth quarter of 2013 expanded by 2.1 per...

  22. 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...

  23. February 24, 2014

    EM debt investors undeterred by turmoil

    The US debt capital markets have remained wide open to developing nations even as violent anti-government protests raged in...

  24. 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...

  25. January 21, 2014

    Church finances: Holy disorder

    Father Joze Golovsek is praying for a bailout. But if it comes to the worst and the banks seize his church, he can take...

  26. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Guest post: rising stars of the CEE

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Emerging Europe has led the way so far in 2014 in new eurobond issues, with successful...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    Slovenia: big bond issue for budget - and bailout?

    Finance Minister Uros Cufer Slovenia is set to join a regional rush to the bond markets as it seeks to borrow €3.5bn,...

  28. January 6, 2014

    Antenna picks up television dealmaker

    Greek broadcaster Antenna Group has appointed a former dealmaker from NBCUniversal to identify opportunities to buy...

  29. 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...

  30. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2013

    The Weekender, December 14

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  31. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    New York Headlines

    * North Korea’s Kim has uncle executed for treason * UN inspectors indicate chemical weapons were used in Syria * Demand...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Slovenia's bank stress tests – in the clear?

    Slovenia is no longer the Switzerland of Eastern Europe – but perhaps not the Cyprus or Ireland, either. Slovenia’s...

  33. December 12, 2013

    Slovenia plans €3bn bank recapitalisation to avert bailout

    Slovenia’s finance minister has laid out his plan to avoid becoming the sixth eurozone country to require an international...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Croatia and Slovenia struggling to make headway

    Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1 may have been hugely significant for a country putting years of...

  35. 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...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

    Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 25-30

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Putin visits the Pope and the EU eastern partnership summit in Lithuania: Georgia and...

  38. The World

    November 21, 2013

    Smart reads November 21, 2013

    By Luisa Frey ♦ Twenty-three years after German reunification, a report shows that east-west migration is fizzling out. As...

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