Polish coalmining enjoys its good times while they last

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw June 23, 2017

The largely positive market environment, together with financial restructuring, have enabled Polish miners to turn in decent results in the first quarter.

A Pew poll finds conservative attitudes still rule in CEE

Ben Aris in Berlin June 22, 2017

A poll by Pew Research found that attitudes to both democracy and homosexuality remain very conservative in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including among the young.

Polish retail sales growth accelerates to 7.4% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

The result shows that consumption, pushed by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth.

Polish industrial production growth rebounds to 9.1% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

The reading confirms analysts’ conviction that the April fall was a one-off and that the underlying trend in industry is one of strong growth.

Bell says no deal done yet to sell Czechs 12 military helicopters

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 19, 2017

Contrary to the opinion of some Czech MPs, the government tender to buy 12 multi-role helicopters is not a done deal in favour of Bell Helicopter. In fact, politics could intrude with elections set for October 20-21.

Polish regulator rejects RBI’s plea to postpone IPO of Polish unit

bne IntelliNews June 13, 2017

The KNF's decision forces the Austrian lender to float Raiffeisen Bank Polska in under three weeks in unfavourable market conditions.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

Brussels launches action against Visegrad states over migrant quotas

Tim Gosling June 13, 2017

Growing in confidence that it has beaten the populist threat, the EU has launched infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their refusal to take part in the EU’s migrant quota scheme.

EU seeks a hard power boost

Tim Gosling in Prague June 12, 2017

Officials insist enhanced EU defence co-operation should focus on terrorism and is not a reaction to the way President Trump has cast doubt over Nato guarantees.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

VISEGRAD: EU warning on migrant quotas raises the stakes

Tim Gosling in Prague June 8, 2017

The Visegrad Group of countries has shown defiance on migrant quotas, but now it faces an EU reinvigorated by the French election.

RBI suspends preparations for IPO of Polish unit

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2017

Austrian lender negotiates with regulator to postpone the flotation because of weak pricing, and may switch back to trade sale option.

VISEGRAD: An economic test for Polish ambition

Tim Gosling in Prague June 5, 2017

Even if economic growth exceeds the government's target this year, the budget deficit will be close to breaching the Stability and Growth Pact's 3% limit.

Composition disappoints as Poland’s 1Q GDP growth is confirmed at 4%

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

The Polish economy accelerated growth to 4% y/y in the first quarter, statistics office GUS confirmed on May 16, but consumers remain alone in the driving seat.