Poland

Poland's TVN is fined PLN1.48mn for covering 2016 protests

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2017

PiS-dominated watchdog fines US-owned station for “promoting illegal activities and encouraging behaviour that threatens security".

Poland passes contested judiciary laws in first test for new PM Morawiecki

bne IntelliNews December 11, 2017

Ruling Law and Justice moves to take decisive influence on appointing judges in the country’s judiciary.

Polish foreign exchange reserves were virtually flat in November

bne IntelliNews December 8, 2017

Reserves fall 0.3% m/m but are down 12.8% y/y.

Kaczynski replaces Szydlo with technocrat Morawiecki as Polish premier

bne IntelliNews December 8, 2017

The choice of Morawiecki may be PiS’ attempt to gain better traction abroad after a series of blows.

EU to put Poland, Hungary and Czechia in dock for rejecting asylum seekers

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2017

Populists in all three countries have whipped up resistance to the bloc’s relocation plan. The Czechs have accepted just 12 designated migrants in two years, while the Poles and Hungarians have allowed in none.

Polish PMI rises to nine-month high in November

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2017

Poland’s PMI rose 0.8 points to 54.2 in October.

Polish inflation at highest level for five years

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2017

The surging CPI will likely fuel speculation of a shortening timeline for a change in interest rates.

Polish GDP expands 5.2% y/y in Q3 but investment growth disappoints again

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2017

Investments disappoint as private sector hampered by persisting uncertainty over business environment.

Hungary announces first tender for Budapest-Belgrade railway upgrade

bne IntelliNews November 28, 2017

Railway tender and second phase of Chinese Investment Cooperation Fund announced at opening of China-CEE 16+1 summit in Budapest.

Poland's controversial judicial reform passes first parliamentary hurdle

bne IntelliNews November 27, 2017

President Andrzej Duda’s revised proposals have heightened concerns about the populist PIS’s plans to put the judiciary under political control.

Polish industrial production growth jumps to 9.7% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2017

The strong industrial production growth is a harbinger of another quarter of fast economic growth in October-December.

Polish retail sales growth weakens slightly in October

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2017

Polish retail sales grew 7.1% y/y in constant prices in October, compared to 7.5% in September.

Polish GDP growth accelerates to 5% y/y in Q3

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2017

Central European region benefits from strong private demand, recovering investment, and robust activity in the Eurozone.

Poland’s CPI growth confirmed at 2.1% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2017

The data show that the inflation rate might have slowed down but this is unlikely to prove a lasting trend.

Poland’s Independence Day dominated by fascist march

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2017

An estimated 45,000-60,000 marched through downtown Warsaw brandishing fascist symbols and shouting extreme rightwing slogans.

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