Strong growth but a risky outlook for Central and Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest March 14, 2018

wiiw warns that a spike in global interest rates would be dangerous for the numerous countries in CESEE with high private and public external debt.

International Investment Bank to promote Russian and Hungarian pharmaceuticals

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2018

IIB launches a new project to promote Russian and Hungarian pharmaceutical industries' development.

COMMENT: CEE fiscal short-termism threatens infrastructure investment

Otilia Dhand of Teneo Intelligence March 8, 2018

Lack of investment has slowed down the convergence in infrastructure quality towards the EU average and may constrain medium-term economic growth.

EBRD keeps supporting BRUA gas pipeline at a critical moment

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 5, 2018

Development bank's loan to Romanian Transgaz comes as preparations for the Hungary-Austria section of the pipeline have stalled, and negotiations between suppliers and the governments involved appear to be deadlocked.

Erste lifts 2017 net profits by 4% to €1.31bn

Robert Anderson in Prague March 1, 2018

Austrian lender predicts end to contracting net interest income in 2018.

Hungary's Soros-founded CEU university wins license extension

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2018

Prime Minister Viktor Orban appears to be switching the focus of his re-election campaign, abandoning the non-stop bashing and demonising of Soros.

COMMENT: Is V4 convergence a mission impossible?

David Vavra of OG Research February 21, 2018

It could take Central Europe almost a century to close the income gap with Germany unless it changes its economic model.