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IIB building up CEE identity after relocation of HQs to Budapest

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest December 4, 2019

fectly placed to grow further after the relocation of its HQ s to Budapest. Of the five major international development banks operating in the EU, IIB is the only one stationed in the region and is building on its CEE identity

CEE “brimming with opportunities” in renewables — and airports

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2019

In a sign of the complex politics surrounding climate change, CEE has huge opportunities for investment into two growth areas: renewable energy and airports, finds a new study by law firm CMS.

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions 2020

Daniel Rad December 3, 2019

What are the odds on China, Iran and Russia creating a new world currency? On Moscow slashing oil production? And on Hungary making a ‘Huxit’ while Trump gets an election hammering?

Used clothing marketplace Vinted becomes Lithuania's first ever $1bn tech unicorn

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 28, 2019

Lithuania-based Vinted has raised €128mn in its latest funding round, which values the company at over $1bn making it Lithuania's first ever tech unicorn.

30 YEARS OF TRANSITION: CEE makes enormous progress but held back by governance issues

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 9, 2019

If half of the governance gap between Central Europe and the G7 countries was closed, income convergence would be brought forward by almost a generation, says EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik in an interview with bne IntelliNews.