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As neighbours and the stage on which Russia's conflict with the West is played out, the Baltic states will find their 'upside' scenarios in 2015 to be modest and the 'downsides' to be potentially terrifying.
Stuttering growth in the Eurozone and the Ukraine crisis have dampened export prospects for Central Europe, leaving it up to domestic demand – in the doldrums for so long – to pick up the slack.
Back in 2011, bne IntelliNews created a new method by which we could measure the relative suffering of nations – the Despair Index, which combines inflation, unemployment and poverty.
Poland's banking regulator estimates that credit unions need an injection of PLN1.5bn to meet minimum capital adequacy standards, and that half of their outstanding loans are past due.
Hungary’s central bank will take MKB Bank under its wing and offer it a safety net
Shareholders in O2 Czech Republic approved a controversial CZK24.8bn (€900mn) loan to
Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska has vetoed changes to the public procurement act, arguing that parliament should stiffen the legislation to combat corruption.
A Chinese agreement to finance a high-speed railway from Belgrade to Bucharest was one of around $10bn worth of investments signed during a China-Central and Eastern Europe summit this week.
Hungary’s parliament has approved a bill forcing large retailers to stay closed on Sundays, in a move critics say is yet another swipe at international investors.
Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis is planning to reshuffle the management board at state-owned oil pipeline operator Mero to tighten his control, local media reported.