Czech Republic

Czech billionaire Kellner´s PPF makes another bid for Moneta Money Bank

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2021

Limited share offer to be followed by merger to create Czechia's fifth largest banking group.

Czech MPs pass protectionist food law in violation of EU rules

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2021

Governing parties join with far right party to force supermarkets to sell 55% domestic content.

M&A in Central and Eastern Europe fell 16% in value in 2020, says CMS report

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2021

COVID-19 blighted dealmaking in 2020 but a strong Q4 indicates a sharp rebound this year.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Central Europe's populists need a new strategy for Biden

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2021

The incoming US president will be tougher on the erosion of democracy but also tougher on Russia.

LONG READ: The oligarch problem

Ben Aris in Berlin January 17, 2021

Andrew Meier had a good joke about the problems post-Soviet countries face with their oligarchs: "What is to be done with those who are to blame."

Czech Pirates and Mayors approve final coalition agreement for 2021 elections

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

Opinion polls show grouping could win election and oust Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

OUTLOOK 2021 Czechia

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2021

Support for Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO party has slipped and the opposition is uniting ahead of what looks to be close elections in October.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.