EU battles Russia's Nord Stream 2 slice 'n' dice

Tim Gosling in Prague April 27, 2017

Gazprom aims to further divide the EU by offering a share of the spoils to CEE countries, but Brussels is finally facing up to the challenge.

Russia, CEE hike military spending as tensions rise

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 25, 2017

Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.

Polish industrial and construction output surge in March

bne IntelliNews April 20, 2017

The data suggest the Polish economy boomed in the first quarter of the year.

Polish retail sales rebound in March

bne IntelliNews April 20, 2017

Strong growth in the third month of the year shows that consumption, pushed by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth at the start of the year.

Visegrad sovereign debt rush set to fade

Tim Gosling in Prague April 19, 2017

Debt issues came thick and fast in the first quarter of the year, and sovereigns have fulfilled large chunks of their full-year borrowing plans already.

Local and emerging markets driving investment in CEE real estate

bne IntelliNews April 6, 2017

Real estate investment rose 41% y/y in Q1, indicating another record year, says Colliers and CMS report.

CEE/CIS TRADE FINANCE SURVEY 2017: Grappling with the “new normal” of sanctions and compliance

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.

Polish inflation surge eases in March

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Polish opposition smells blood as PiS support weakens

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw March 30, 2017

But the ruling party's loss of support appears more the result of its own mistakes, rather than any strengthening of other parties.

Central Europe starts to tot up Brexit fallout

bne IntelliNews March 30, 2017

The main worries of EU member states in Central Europe are about the impact of Brexit on the structural funds budget and on their migrants in the UK.

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