EU’s eastern half slow to join wind and solar revolution

Carmen Valache in Lund March 22, 2017

Shifting regulatory landscapes and opposition from powerful vested interests hold back renewable energy investments in CEE.

FINTECH: Global Blockchain Business Council sets up branch office in Washington D.C.

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

Less than two months after its founding by The Bitfury Group, the Global Blockchain Business Council, the first global body set up to educate businesses on the latest innovations in blockchain technology, is establishing a chapter in Washington.

BOOK REVIEW: Peter Conradi asks pertinently, “Who Lost Russia?”

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

The writing is solid, embellished with great detail and research, giving some new information here, reminding of some forgotten nugget there, though it lacks any penetrating new insight or revelation.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

Polish retail sales grow 5.2% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2017

The reading marks a sharp slow down on the 9.6% expansion recorded in January, but remains a good result.

Polish inflation closes in on central bank target in February

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2017

Poland's consumer price index grew 2.2% y/y in February, adding 0.4pp to the January reading, statistics office GUS announced on March 14.

CEE REAL ESTATE SURVEY: Peak here, past nadir there

Ben Aris in Berlin March 14, 2017

The real estate sector across the region has benefited from two and a half decades of transition; but there is plenty of growth potential left thanks to their still incomplete transition to Western European levels.

South African real estate investors ask: howzit in CEE?

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 14, 2017

South African money started flowing into CEE real estate more than five years ago and now rivals that coming from North America and the Asia-Pacific.

Poland rages as Tusk is re-elected at EU summit

bne IntelliNews March 10, 2017

PiS government left isolated as attempt to block election of its compatriot falls apart.

Visegrad Four unite against "second class" food

Dan Nolan in Budapest March 3, 2017

Central Europe's governments demonstrate their populist credentials by attacking Western European retailers and food companies.

Polish consumer largely alone in driving the economy in Q4

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

The data shows that consumption remained largely alone as the driver of economic expansion in the fourth quarter.

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