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.

Polish inflation eases in January

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2018

Poland's consumer price index expanded 1.9% y/y in January, shedding 0.2pp compared to the annual growth rate seen in the preceding month.

Polish GDP growth slows down to 4.3% y/y in Q4

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2018

Polish economic growth loses some pace compared to the seasonally adjusted y/y expansion of 5.2% in the third quarter.

CEE monthly bond wrap: 2018 off to a strong start in CEE

Ben Aris in Berlin February 14, 2018

There were $5.8bn of issues in the bond markets of Central and Eastern Europe in January, well ahead of the $390mn of issues a year ago.

VISEGRAD: Europe’s axis is shifting West not East

Robert Anderson in Prague February 13, 2018

Orban and Kaczynski will become more and more isolated as Slovakia and Czechia look West.

KYIV BLOG: Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

Ben Aris in Berlin February 13, 2018

Like a scene from a gangland movie, ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was dragged out of a downtown Kyiv restaurant by officers holding him by the hair, before being put on a plane to Poland.

Polish FX reserves fall in PLN terms m/m in January

bne IntelliNews February 8, 2018

In annual terms, Polish forex reserves gained 3.4%.

Polish president signs divisive “Holocaust bill”

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 6, 2018

But Andrzej Duda sends bill to the PiS-dominated Constitutional Tribunal for review.

Investor activity slows down on Warsaw Stock Exchange in January

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2018

Share trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange's (WSE's) main equities market totalled PLN19.4bn (€4.65bn) in January, a fall of 11% y/y.

Poland’s PMI falls slightly in January, manufacturing expansion still robust

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2018

Poland’s PMI fell 0.4 points to 54.6 in January. The easing of the indicator is slight and does not blur the overall picture of the robust condition of Poland’s manufacturing sector

Polish GDP growth shoots to 4.6% in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2018

Fourth quarter growth accelerates to 5% y/y.

Visegrad countries united in rejecting two-speed Europe concept and migration quotas

bne IntelliNews January 29, 2018

The Visegrad countries rejected any plans for slashing development funds to countries that have differing views within the EU, especially on migration.

INTERVIEW: CEE embraces the digital transformation

Ben Aris in Berlin January 26, 2018

The world is going through a digital transformation that could be as significant as the advent of the Internet and IBM is playing an active role in that change in CEE.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell 17% in 2017 to €71.5bn, according to CMS/EMIS report

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2018

China becomes biggest foreign dealmaker in the region, making €7.7bn of acquisitions, up 78%.