At least 100,000 join rally against curbs on press freedom and attacks on civil society, but keynote speakers blame opposition parties for failing to unite ahead of election that delivered another resounding Fidesz victory.
Whether or not the detention of opposition leader Nikol Pashinian proves enough to lop the head off the Armenian demonstrations, analysts will note yet another example of how ready people are across Emerging Europe to take to the streets.
Open Society Foundations will move its East European headquarters to Berlin, after billionaire philanthropist George Soros was stigmatised by Viktor Orban's right-wing government and accused of various plots to undermine Hungary.
Second China-CEE Investment Cooperation fund expected to grow to $1bn later this year after first closing on $800mn, and will expand investment focus to encompass healthcare, tourism, education and agriculture.
Penta looks to long-term success in the world's second largest pharma market after making a record €245mn consolidated net profit in 2017.
Private equity investor Advent International aims to turn Prague-based Zentiva into an independent European leader in generic drugs.
Czech Media Investment group, controlled by billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, will pay €73mn for Lagardere group radio stations operating in Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Romania.
Automakers argue strict limitation of emissions levels could cause a significant drop in production of cars in the V4 where the economies of Czechia and Slovakia in particular depend heavily on the car industry.
100,000 Hungarians protested against what organisers said was an unfair election system that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a “hate campaign” against immigrants.
Czech-based antivirus software company plans second attempt at IPO after pulling planned Nasdaq listing in 2012, but analysts warn over Brexit uncertainty.
European Commission had planned to adopt a tough stance on Gazprom's allegedly “abusive practices” in selling gas to CEE, but current approach could let Russian energy major off the hook without serious consequences.
Conservative political daily Magyar Nemzet to shut down as its owner Lajos Simicska - a former ally turned opponent of PM Viktor Orban - says he is no longer willing to finance his media empire after Fidesz's landslide general election victory.
Caretaker PM Andrej Babis' options are limited after the collapse of coalition talks with the Social Democrats, but a proposed deal with the neo-fascist SPD and the Communists could trigger a split within the populist Ano party.
The deal will bulk up BNP Paribas’ local business to the sixth largest on the competitive Polish market, while for RBI it is a long-awaited exit from a difficult market.
Markets welcome continuation of the status quo in Hungary, shrugging off criticisms of election conditions and potential for PM Viktor Orban to spark more conflict with the EU.
Viktor Orban's latest landslide is expected lead to further conflicts with the EU which may damage Hungary economically.
Early elections are again an option after the fraud investigation into caretaker PM Andrej Babis proved the sticking point for the Social Democrats.
Former GE Hungary head Jorg Bauer wants to transform one of Hungary’s oldest companies into a global business with $1bn revenues.
In recent years Hungary's economy has been growing strongly, yet the government has focused on immigration as its top campaign theme.
Kremlin-friendly President Zeman fought hard to send Yevgeny Nikulin to Russia but those pushing the pro-Western orientation of Czechia appear to have won out in the case.