Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
But pandemic has delayed restart of convergence with Western Europe until 2023.
The Hungarian government will allow outdoor dining places to open next week after the number of people vaccinated reaches 3.5mn, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announces.
Fertiliser magnate suffers 17 inspections in two years after clashing with Fidesz oligarchs and ending football club donations.
Spending on Chinese university more than the entire funding of Hungary’s higher education sector in 2019.
Many epidemiologists have warned that it is too early to lift restrictions as Hungary continues to report the worst fatality rates on the globe per 1mn inhabitants.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Polish premier Mateus Morawiecki and former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini fail to achieve breakthrough at first meeting.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Getting an IKEA store is a good guide to how developed a country is. And the Swedish furniture store has an uncanny knack for opening their yellow and blue stores exactly at the beginning of a country's rapid growth phase.
Production plants forced into stoppages after pandemic-led surge in demand for electronics from locked down populations squeezes semiconductor supplies.
The moderate GDP setbacks in 2020 imply that for some CEE countries there will not be such drastic recovery and rebound effects in 2021 as in hard-hit countries in Western Europe.
For the EPP, Fidesz's resignation is a relief as the party has long been an embarrassment for the grouping.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Government reveals Chinese and Russian vaccines it bought are more expensive than EU-procured ones.
MNB extends quantitative easing purchases to bonds issued by quoted companies and can now buy up more than half of any government issue.
It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.
Government criticised for sluggish response, with shops and schools only being closed now despite earlier warnings of 'third wave'.
Consolidated after-tax profit at Hungary's largest commercial lender fell by 31% y/y to HUF71.5bn.
Viktor Orban's withdrawal will leave him in no-man's land and significantly reduce his influence. It could also make it easier for the EU to punish Orban for dismantling Hungary's democracy.
Services dragged the economy down, contributing a 3.2pp decline in Q4.