Central Europe / Features

CONFERENCE CALL: Decline of the West and rise of the rest

Ben Aris in Rhodes October 14, 2019

It was 30 years ago that the Berlin Wall came down, ushering in hopes of a united, peaceful and prosperous world. Today the world is unpredictable and moving towards a new division between East and West. How did we get here?

It’s four more years of Law and Justice in Poland but what’s next?

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 11, 2019

The question everybody is asking themselves ahead of Sunday’s general election in Poland is not who will win it but how big the ruling populists’ margin of victory will be.

M&A deals decline in Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe in 1H19

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 9, 2019

Fall in volume and value of deals revealed in CMS/Mergermarket report is in line with decline seen across Europe as economic slowdown, Brexit uncertainty and global trade wars hit sentiment.

When Chinese deals turn sour

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 12, 2019

Tighter regulation and growing geopolitical tensions have caused a downturn in global Chinese outward FDI in the past two years. The Central and Eastern Europe region is no exception.

Electric car sector deals position South Korea as Hungary’s top investor

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest July 25, 2019

Major South Korean electronics and components firms are looking to Hungary as a manufacturing base to serve the growing European market for electric vehicles.