The core message for bankers and investors active in the CEE region should be: close to old records, potential for more but watch out for late cycle phenomena.
Super laser research facilities in the two CEE countries will form a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), which is expected to start operating in January 2020.
Consumer lender majority owned by Czechia's richest man Petr Kellner mulls Hong Kong listing that could raise more than $1bn.
Czech retail sales fell 1% month-on-month at constant prices in May after very strong growth in previous months, and marked the slowest growth in 2 years.
Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year
Czech industrial production surprised analysts after it increased by 3.2% year-on-year in May, driven mainly by a 7% acceleration in the automotive industry, based on data published by the Czech Statistics Office on July 8. The consensus was for a 1%
Hungarian booking website Szallas.hu acquired Czech-based Hotel.cz group to enter its fifth market outside of Hungary in line with its growth strategy.
North Macedonia held its first ever gay pride march on June 29 with up to 1,000 people attending the event. There were pride marches in nearly all the CEE countries but the experience in each country is vastly different.
The retail park market is still in its infancy in CEE compared to Western Europe, says a report from Cushman & Wakefield, leaving plenty of room for catch-up growth, especially in smaller cities.
The Russian Ministry of Transport unilaterally banned Czech airlines Ceske Aerolinie (CSA) from flying over Siberia on the Prague-Seoul route prompting Czechia to ban Russian flights to Prague
The biggest banks in the Czech Republic, Ceská Sporitelna, CSOB bank, Komercni Banka and UniCredit bank confirmed that they are ready to invest up to CZK7bn (€274.9mn) in the National Development Fund
The Czech IHS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index plunged to its lowest level since July 2009, posting 45.9 in June, down from 46.6 in May
New loan significantly simplifies the company’s previous financing arrangements, securing funding of its industrial portfolio over the mid-term.
Foreign investors find it "extremely difficult" to find an available and qualified labour force in the Czech Republic, which discourages them from investing, says EY M&A specialist.
German energy company E.ON offered to sell several assets to overcome the concerns of the European Commission over its bid for competitor Innogy’s network and retail assets.
A series of protests against the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his minority government culminated on June 23 with the biggest mass protest in Prague since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. More than 250,000 people gathered on Letna plain.