Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Lviv teaser

Lviv gives Ukraine a European touch

May 2, 2017

Lviv has both close proximity to and a fondness for Europe. Together with a wealth of talent and favourable labour costs, the city is rapidly becoming a popular location within the EU supply chain, as Natasha Turak reports.

Odessa teaser

Odessa eyes status as Ukraine’s Silicon Valley

May 2, 2017

Known primarily as a holiday destination, Odessa is fast becoming a magnet for tech start-ups. Boasting highly skilled graduates and an entrepreneurial spirit, the port city has an ambition to become Ukraine’s San Francisco. Natasha Turak reports.

Zaporizhia teaser

Eastern Ukraine fights battle to convince investors

May 2, 2017

A rust-belt Soviet past, a geography that makes transporting goods expensive and the ongoing conflict with Russia are all hampering eastern Ukraine’s efforts to attract FDI. But cities such as Dnipro and Zaporizhia are committed to dispelling the old perceptions and attracting foreign investment to this resource-rich region, as Yuri Bender reports. 

Pokrovsk Mayor teaser

Pokrovsk looks to build a more independent future

May 2, 2017

For Pokrovsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, life goes on despite its proximity to the conflict in the country’s east. The city’s priorities include changing energy supply to save money, a move enabled by the government’s decentralisation drive. Mayor Ruslan Trebushkin tells Yuri Bender why budgetary importance is so important to the city.

Ceska Sporitelna teaser

Top 100 CEE EU Banks ranking: Poland in pole position

May 2, 2017

Currency depreciation took its toll in The Banker's Top Central and Eastern Europe EU Banks rankings, leading to mixed results. Polish banks maintained their lead, with notable success stories coming from Romania and Slovenia. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Suma Chakrabarti teaser

EBRD president embraces fairer and greener vision of growth

May 2, 2017

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development prepares for its annual meeting in May, its president, Suma Chakrabarti, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about tackling global environmental challenges, hopes for the reunification of Cyprus and the possible impact of Brexit on EBRD financing.

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

Vladimir Chirakhov teaser

Moscow IPO is child’s play for Detsky Mir

April 3, 2017

The flotation of Russian toy retailer Detsky Mir on Moscow’s stock exchange was a significant moment for the country’s capital markets, which have been quiet in recent years. Joanne Hart reports.

Andrej Babis teaser

Czech finance minister looks to keep momentum going

March 1, 2017

Having tackled the country's tax system in 2016, Czech Republic finance minister Andrej Babiš is turning his energies to the task of promoting growth while reducing the deficit. He talks to Stefanie Linhardt.

Karen Karapetyan teaser

Armenia PM targets public-friendly reform

January 3, 2017

Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan wants his government to create an environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial minds. But, as he tells Courtney Fingar, he is also determined to ensure that the country’s population is on board with whatever changes lie ahead.

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