Czech Republic

LONG READ: The oligarch problem

Ben Aris in Berlin January 17, 2021

Andrew Meier had a good joke about the problems post-Soviet countries face with their oligarchs: "What is to be done with those who are to blame."

Czech Pirates and Mayors approve final coalition agreement for 2021 elections

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

Opinion polls show grouping could win election and oust Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

OUTLOOK 2021 Czechia

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2021

Support for Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO party has slipped and the opposition is uniting ahead of what looks to be close elections in October.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.

Romanian tech entrepreneurs expand into banking sector

bne IntelliNews December 16, 2020

Lender Banca Comerciala Feroviara will be dedicated to local tech startups after takeover by ex-programmer Vasile Olimpiu Balas, while fellow entrepreneur Bogdan Atanasiu is launching fully-online Octobank.