Despite a decline in 2015, Cushman & Wakefield forecasts trading volumes will reach new heights in 2016, with CEE benefiting.
The economic downturn in the emerging markets raises questions about their future. Will they continue catching up with the developed economies in spite of the current downturn, as they have over the past 20-30 years?
Poland is the best in the region in terms of finalized transactions in commercial real estate.
Low growth and low inflation will continue in the eurozone for long, says Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Brussel. Some countries may have difficulties in refinancing their budget deficits.
There’s a land rush in Hungary as the government gets ready to sell about 380,000 hectares of farmland - nearly half the land in the hands of the state.
The Hungarian advertising market is struggling, mainly due to the economic problems and growth of online media. And there is an on-going political fight over the media.
Thanks to economic growth, the banking sector in Central and Southeastern Europe is seeing profits. This is helped by the fact that in some countries banks have already dealt with restructuring bad loans.
At the third extraordinary summit of the European Union this year, an additional EUR1bn has been allocated for dealing with the migration crisis. But it has been already known that it’s not enough.
The Czech Republic and Hungary are ahead of Poland in terms of advancement in highway construction, whereas expressways are being built at a similar pace.
The government of Viktor Orbán has been indulging in the propaganda of success for a long time. Meanwhile, economists are debating whether Hungary's economic growth is a good reason to make optimistic long-term forecasts.