The management of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) has accepted a proposed five-year strategic plan for 2016-2020 and is now eyeing 30 state-companies for potential IPOs in the period.
Some of the fastest growing CEE economies have also seen large fluctuations in GDP growth with adverse consequences on unemployment and migration
Brexit would damage the Central and Southeast European region’s sovereign ratings. That appears to be the consensus among analysts.
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?
Czech energy company ČEZ has submitted a non-binding offer to buy Swedish Vattenfall’s German brown coal and hydroelectric activities.
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.
But at the same time NBS again lowered its inflation predictions, pointing to lower oil prices and slower price growth in the services sector.
Private passenger rail operator RegioJet could exit the Slovak market after the government proposed free rail travel for children, students and pensioners Slovaks.