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  1. April 7, 2014

    Profile: CEEQA award winner Paul Gheysens

    “In real estate, it is vital to invest when others walk away,” says Paul Gheysens, founder and president of property...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Investment flows increase in central and eastern Europe

    A period of lacklustre competition is coming to a close for Globalworth, a property business with the lion’s share of its...

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  1. Special Report: Warsaw as a Financial Centre 2012

    Poland has been more successful than most regional rivals in developing a sector with ...
  2. Central Eastern Europe: Property

    The flow of investment into Warsaw and other cities in the region is gathering pace...
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  1. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Crimea invasion revives thoughts of euro for Poland

    Nothing like a foreign policy crisis to concentrate the mind. Poland’s potential adoption of the euro, which had been pushed...

  2. February 24, 2014

    Ukraine must cease to be a tasty trophy for external rivals

    The main conclusion from the recent turmoil in Ukraine is that the country should not be given the hard choice of taking...

  3. February 21, 2014

    The Diary: Izabella Kaminska

    I am on the train from Geneva to Zurich, bound for the annual forecasting dinner of the Swiss Chartered Financial Analyst...

  4. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2014

    UK growth in 2014 - set to zoom past several EMs

    These days, Jim O’Neill doesn’t bother much with “Brics” – the moniker he invented. The former Goldman strategist is more...

  5. February 3, 2014

    Kremerata Baltica, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco – review

    It is not outrageous to think of Gidon Kremer as the most questing fiddler of our age. He long ago exhausted the standard...

  6. January 30, 2014

    Poland plays with fire over pension reform

    Among turbulent emerging markets, Poland is one of the heroes – with a robust economy and well developed capital markets to...

  7. January 27, 2014

    Polish Business Roundtable Club, Warsaw

    Where: Aleje Ujazdowskie, Warsaw; WiFi: Yes; Plug sockets: Yes; Price of an espresso: 16 zlotys ($5.25); Open: Amber Room...

  8. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    CEE property: busiest time since the crisis

    Real estate can be an alluring post-crisis investment. Just ask punters who poured money into the US market a couple of...

  9. December 23, 2013

    Poland attacks Cameron view on migrants

    David Cameron’s hostile rhetoric about immigration has caused anger in Warsaw, prompting two of the country’s pre-eminent...

  10. December 16, 2013

    Food culture moves east

    A scene from the cult 1981 Polish comedy film Mis has clients lunching in a milk bar, utensils on long chains fixed to the...

  11. beyondbrics

    December 10, 2013

    Poland's Lot: Boeing gives a hand

    Poland’s troubled Lot Polish Airlines is getting a helping hand from Boeing: the US aircraft manufacturer stuck an agreement...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    UN's Green Climate Fund: much like a pension fund

    South Korea’s pride got a boost last year when it was chosen to host the UN’s Green Climate Fund, aimed at channeling...

  13. December 1, 2013

    Coal holds on while pieces of green puzzle come together

    The fact that this year’s UN climate talks were held in Warsaw, the coal capital of Europe, reinforced a sense of deep...

  14. November 28, 2013

    Informant claims from communist era haunt Czech politics

    Almost a quarter century after the Velvet Revolution swept Czechoslovakia’s communists from power, the betrayals and morally...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 27, 2013

    Krakow: enough of the coal

    Cut the coal, please Krakow was known for its choking smog in Communist times, when Poland’s medieval capital was bathed in...

  16. November 25, 2013

    Rules snag Poland’s shale gas ambitions

    Poland has been pilloried for its overwhelming reliance on polluting coal and is still overwhelmingly dependent on Russia...

  17. November 24, 2013

    Polish stability draws real estate

    Poland’s commercial property market is set to reach €3bn in transaction volume this year, the highest level since 2006, as...

  18. November 24, 2013

    Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

    Poland’s government may have seen it through two economic crises in the past five years, but people have become jaded with...

  19. November 24, 2013

    Polish economy set to resume fast growth

    Most of Europe has spent the past five years swinging in and out of recession, as waves of troubles have buffeted the...

  20. November 23, 2013

    Rich versus poor deadlock broken at UN climate talks

    UN climate talks in Warsaw struggled to a conclusion on Saturday evening, with the 195 countries taking part agreeing to a...

  21. November 21, 2013

    UN presses rich nations to act on climate funds

    Rich countries are still not pledging enough money to begin financing a shift to a cleaner global economy, the UN has...

  22. November 20, 2013

    Tusk drops Rostowski from Polish cabinet in bid to revive support

    Jacek Rostowski, the London-born economist who helped lead Poland through two economic crises in a turbulent six years as...

  23. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    Guest post: Poland must tackle its climate image problem

    By Artur Gradziuk of the Polish Institute of International Affairs Poland has a real image problem when it comes to climate...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    November 18, 2013

    Green protests in Warsaw

    Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images Young environmentalists protest in front of the Polish economy ministry in Warsaw, where...

  25. November 17, 2013

    Coal industry heats climate change debate with fossil fuel push

    The global coal industry will court controversy on Monday by insisting that the world’s most abundant fossil fuel can play a...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 17, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 18-24

    The week ahead in emerging markets: EU trade talks begin with China and the Philippines delivers its budget. Plus a number...

  27. November 13, 2013

    Warsaw Dance Days, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw – review

    Mention Polish dance, and even aficionados of the form will raise a quizzical eyebrow. As the Polish National Ballet’s...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    November 13, 2013

    Faces of detained Greenpeace activists

    Kacper Pempel/Reuters A delegate takes pictures of Greenpeace activists holding pictures of 30 people who were arrested in...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 10, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 11-17

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Chile holds its presidential election on Sunday. Plus Burberry, Foxconn, Tencent and...

  30. November 10, 2013

    Poland struggles to break its dependency on coal power

    Fed by coal from one of Europe’s largest mines, the Belchatów thermal power plant’s 300m-tall towers spew heavy grey clouds...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    November 5, 2013

    Polished rehearsal in Warsaw

    Tomasz Gzell/EPA Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11 ...

  32. October 30, 2013

    Stock exchange: Vienna bourse sees privatisation as big opportunity

    Michael Buhl, joint chief executive of the Vienna stock exchange, is not alone in thinking of the decade before 2008 as a...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Low-cost air travel: on the up in Asia

    The fortunes of airlines may fluctuate from tricky to troubled the world over, but new numbers out on Monday show that one...

  34. October 24, 2013

    Czech miner NWR runs into political trouble over closure

    The last place a troubled company wants to be is at the centre of public and political attention, but that is the plight of...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 23, 2013

    PKP IPO: set to be Warsaw's biggest for 2013

    Laying the groundwork for the largest initial public offering this year on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, PKP, the Polish state...

  36. October 18, 2013

    Two residential towers inject style into Warsaw

    The taller of the two towers, Zlota 44, has already broken a record. At 192 metres, the 54-storey structure is one of the...

  37. October 14, 2013

    Fight for Warsaw department store highlights communist legacy

    The stained glass windows in a bookstore in central Warsaw offer a clue to its glamorous past. This was once one of Poland’s...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    Warsaw exchange: hello China

    The Warsaw Stock Exchange has long been hunting for new listings far beyond Poland’s borders, but if it looks much further...

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