Central Europe / Opinion

COMMENT: Emerging European tightening cycle coming to an end

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2022

The tightening cycle by central banks in Emerging Europe is coming to an end as regulators across the region start to get inflationary pressures under control, Capital Economics said in a note on August 8.

NEMETHY: Demographics and GDP

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors July 26, 2022

Demographics and GDP Many believe that demographics is at most remotely related to economics. If you are one of these, perhaps by the time you finish reading this article, you will be convinced how fundamentally demographics underpins economics.

COMMENT: The Hungarian state has poured so much money into the start-up ecosystem that it has drowned

Peter Bucsky in Budapest July 15, 2022

Despite huge state support (often funded by the EU) the market value of the Hungarian startup ecosystem is estimated at only 0.9% of GDP.

NEMETHY: The riskiest macroeconomic environment of the 21st Century!

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors July 12, 2022

In my opinion, the macro environment is riskier than before the Dotcom Bubble and before the Great Financial Bubble. Why? A nasty cocktail of factors which may reinforce each other:

ASH: Welcome to the new age of inflation

Timothy Ash Senior Sovereign Strategist at BlueBay Asset Management in London June 17, 2022

The debate around inflation is centre-stage at present, with headline and PPI inflation soaring globally in response to a range of factors but including climate change/transition and Covid-related supply disruptions.

NEMETHY: The world continues to hurtle towards recession and potentially financial crisis

Les Nemethy June 14, 2022

There is a widespread feeling of ‘business as usual’. There is very little sense of impending doom. This confidence is misplaced.