Polish parcel locker operator InPost soars in Euronext Amsterdam debut

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 27, 2021

IPO values InPost at €8bn as investors seek stocks benefiting from pandemic.

Polish industrial production continues boom in December

bne IntelliNews January 25, 2021

Growth soars to 11.2% y/y in December, more than doubling compared to November.

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.

OUTLOOK 2021 Poland

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 20, 2021

2021 could be another year of tension and unrest, especially if the economic recovery is sluggish, but PiS maintains the advantage of a poll lead over weak and divided opposition.

Western Balkans citizens legally resident in EU equal to 14% of region’s population

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 20, 2021

2.4mn people from the Western Balkans have residence permits for EU countries including 868,000 Albanians – over 30% of the country’s 2.8mn population, shows Eurostat data.

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.

Private finance mobilised by development banks up 9% to $175bn in 2019

bne IntelIiNews January 19, 2021

Multilateral development banks are already increasing the number of products that are offered to investors and redoubling efforts to address the lack of bankable transactions, says new report.

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."

COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.

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.

World Bank expects modest recovery for Europe and Central Asia in 2021

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Recovery hinges on an effective rollout of coronavirus vaccines, averting further surges in cases that would threaten a rise in social and geopolitical tensions.

FDI inflows to CEE down 58% in 1H20 but rebound expected

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2021

Czechia, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia bucked the global trend of falling greenfield investment, while negative FDI flows to Russia dragged down the region’s performance, wiiw report shows.

Poland’s retail sales sink less than expected in November despite lockdown

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2021

Retail sales declined 5.3% y/y in constant prices in November, versus a fall of 2.9% y/y the preceding month.