Southeast Europe / Features

Sale of Bulgarian airfare search company to spur on local market

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 10, 2017

Venture capital backers of Vayant Travel Technologies achieve $35mn exit to US PROS Holding in deal expected to support future development of Bulgaria's IT sector.

Wild capitalism threatens the untamed rivers of Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 7, 2017

Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable.

New Romanian government puts investors on fiscal rollercoaster

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 25, 2017

Investors in Romania typically expect a bumpy ride when it comes to the tax regime, with frequently changing rules often motivated by political considerations, but recently it's become really turbulent even by Romanian standards

Bulgaria’s Smart Organic takes a bigger bite of the protein bar market

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 19, 2017

Health food company uses EBRD loan to invest in factory to tap fast-growing international market.

CHINA RISING: Chinese investors compete for Bosnian coal projects

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2017

Industrial over-capacity at home has forced Chinese engineering conglomerates to seek out opportunities abroad, resulting in intense competition to build new power plants even in the small Balkan economies.