Czech companies dominate this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2020

A record 21 Czech companies made it into the ranking of the region’s fastest growing tech businesses.

Zagreb Stock Exchange’s Crobex10 index rallies to highest level since March

bne IntelliNews November 17, 2020

Crobex and Crobex10 indexes both up sharply on November 16 following positive vaccine news and Moody's upgrade.

Coronacrisis to get worse before it gets better forecasts wiiw

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 13, 2020

Most of CEE is heading for a double-dip recession this year as the latest wave of the crisis will result in fresh contractions in 4Q20, say wiiw economists.

Croatia’s Infobip to buy US OpenMarket in $300mn deal

bne IntelliNews November 12, 2020

Through the acquisition of OpenMarket, Infobip aims to create a global leader in the field of cloud communication.

CEE politicians highlight trade and security ties as they congratulate Biden

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2020

Politicians rush to congratulate new US president-elect as result is announced — but not Slovenian PM and staunch Trump supporter Janez Jansa, who takes to Twitter to mock state of rule of law in US.

Rising COVID-19 cases put intense pressure on CEE healthcare systems

bne IntelliNews November 5, 2020

New restrictions imposed in countries struggling with a vicious second wave of the pandemic.

Below average 2020 wine production destined for volatile and uncertain global market

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 2, 2020

First estimates from OIV show drought hitting the grape crops in countries such as Romania and Moldova, while others like Hungary and Russia managed to boost production.

Hrvatski Telekom launches Croatia’s first commercial 5G network

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2020

5G services launched in already operating in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Osijek, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja.

Growing number of governments consider second lockdowns to tackle autumn COVID-19 wave

bne IntelliNews October 29, 2020

New coronavirus infections continued to rise alarmingly in Central and Southeast Europe as the centre of the pandemic shifts back to Europe.

COMMENT: Why the Balkan region should be on investors’ radar screens

Tim Umberger deputy head of Eastern Europe investments at East Capital October 26, 2020

Despite short-term volatility caused by the pandemic in 1H 2020, the Balkan region could be one of the relative winners globally in the post-COVID era.