Central Europe / Features

FUNDS: Rockaway pursues new private equity model for CEE

Robert Anderson in Prague January 19, 2017

Local investors often prefer ad hoc investment vehicles with less restrictions than traditional PE funds.

FINTECH: Blockchain to get its own global business council

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2017

Bitfury has announced it will launch the first ever Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) on the margins of Davos in January.

Hungary ignores high-profile corruption as it boosts fight against grey economy

bne IntelliNews December 6, 2016

The measures are the latest in a series of reforms aimed at whitening the Hungarian economy, but critics point out the government has failed to take a similar stance against high-level corruption that blights the economy.

External winds buffet an improving year

Nicholas Watson in Prague December 1, 2016

Despite the external blows of Brexit and then ‘Trumpquake’, there was a general improvement in Central and Eastern Europe’s transaction climate in 2016.

Hungarian church embraces government push against refugees

Blanka Zoldi in Brussels November 18, 2016

Hungary stands out not only for the length and depth of its harsh anti-immigrant campaign, but also the close support of the Catholic Church in the state's fight against Muslim refugees.

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