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CEE boom passes peak

Ben Aris in Berlin August 15, 2018

The boom Central and Eastern Europe has been enjoying for the last four years has reached its peak as countries in the region start to run up against their structural limits.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: Student accommodation no longer a neglected niche

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 1, 2018

As the property boom in Central and Eastern Europe continues, investors are looking for new and lucrative niches to target. Except in Poland, the student accommodation segment has barely been exploited in the region but it has high potential.

BALKAN BLOG: Romanian anti-corruption beacon extinguished

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2018

Romania's chief anti-corruption prosecutor had long been considered an icon of the struggle against official corruption not only for Romanians but for other countries in the region that had hoped to follow the example set in Bucharest.

Irish tech titan lines up stake in Slovak AI firm

Jason Corcoran in Dublin June 18, 2018

Pat Phelan is lining up a punt in YouFirst, an innovative Slovak startup that utilises artificial intelligence to track facial expressions of television viewers.

Czech central bank tightens mortgages rules to pop the nascent housing bubble

Jaroslav Hroch in Prague June 13, 2018

The Czech National Bank (CNB) took aggressive actions to burst a potential real estate bubble before it gets too big on June 12 by increasing the banks capital buffer rate to 1.5% effective from July 1, 2019 and tightening mortgage lending policies

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