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UniCredit: No Withdrawal from Hungary

CEO of UniCredit Federico Ghizzoni has rejected rumors about disengagement plans from Hungary.

August 7, 2013

Credit Crunch in CESEE?

The capital outflow in the CESEE region accelerates. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) fears negative consequences for the real economy.

August 7, 2013

UniCredit to Focus on Poland, Turkey and Russia

UniCredit´s CEO pursues a selective growth strategy. The Austrian subsidiary recorded losses in the retail segment.

August 6, 2013

Hungary: Industrial Production Still Declines

In June 2013 – according to preliminary data – industrial gross output declined by 0.6% compared to the same month of 2012.

August 6, 2013

„CESEE Will Come Back“

Andreas Brandstetter, CEO of the Austrian insurance group Uniqa, thinks that Central and Eastern Europe will recover.

August 6, 2013

RBI Considers Withdrawing from Hungary

The Austrian banking group Raiffeisen Bank International wants to focus on other markets. Hungary and Slovenia are shrinking markets, CEO Karl Sevelda says.

August 6, 2013

Strong Signs of Life in CESEE Airline Sector

After a couple of difficult years, the airline industry in the CESEE region takes a re-start. In Hungary and Serbia, Arab investors have entered the stage.

August 5, 2013

CESEE: „Growth Story Did Not End“

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, chairman of the CEESEG supervisory board Willibald Cernko explains that Central and Eastern Europe needs a new growth model.

August 3, 2013

Hungary: Exports Growing Moderately

External trade showed a surplus of EUR 641 million in May.

August 2, 2013

CESEE Remains Attractive for Austrian Investors

According to a survey, the region of CESEE is still attractive to Austrian investors. Particulary the bigger countries – Poland, Turkey and Russia – are becoming even more popular.

August 1, 2013

RBI Trying to Avoid Becoming “Cash Cow“ in Hungary

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt“, CEO of RBI Karl Sevelda talks about further burdens in Hungary and the bank’s reaction to them, capital increase and how participation capital can be replaced.

July 29, 2013

Hungary Abandons Radical Resolution On Foreign Exchange Loans

Foreign currency denominated mortgages for home purchases shall be phased out.

July 25, 2013

Orban: Not Joining Eurozone in the Next Ten Years

Hungary´s Prime Minister thinks that his country should not become a member of the euro area in the medium term.

July 23, 2013

Hungarian Central Bank Cuts Base Rate Again

At its meeting on 23 July 2013, the Monetary Council reviewed the latest economic and financial developments and voted to reduce the central bank base rate by 25 basis points from 4.25% to 4.00%, with effect from 24 July 2013.

July 23, 2013

Hungary Plans New Burden for Banks

Hungarian households are still over-indebted. Prime Minister Viktor Orban aims to help them on the expense of the banking sector.

July 23, 2013

CESEE Countries Show More Fiscal Discipline

Euro area government debt up to 92.2% of GDP. EU27 debt up to 85.9%. The debt increase in Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic countries was very decent or even negative.

July 22, 2013

Hungary: Net Earnings Grew Substantially

In the national economy – at corporations employing at least 5 persons, budgetary and designated non-profit institutions – average gross earnings increased by 3.3%

July 19, 2013

EU: Highest Inflation in Romania, lowest in Poland

Euro area annual inflation up to 1.6%. In the EU, the inflation was up to 1.7%

July 17, 2013

IMF to Leave Hungary

Hungary´s National Bank MNB has called the IMF to close its representative office. Hungary wants to repay the loan facility provided by the IMF soon.

July 16, 2013

RBI Plans on Reconstructing Branch Banks

The new concept of Karl Sevelda, successor of former CEO Herbert Stepic, is becoming clearer. He has inherited the task to reconstruct the capital of Basel-III.

July 15, 2013

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July 12, 2013

Russia to Reduce Oil Export

Russia produces more oil which is increasingly used in the country itself. Refineries outside of Russia do not fear immediate bottlenecks in the supply of oil.

July 11, 2013

Dispute about Ina in Hungary and Croatia Escalates

The Croatian prosecution is once more investigating due to bribe payment to former Prime Minister Sanader. Head of Mol, Hernadi, is faced with a possible detention order.

July 11, 2013

Ukraine Looking for Alternative Gas Suppliers

Gas supply from Europe to Ukraine may stimulate pricing of Russian import.

July 8, 2013

Orban Accuses European Union of “Soviet-style Methods”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticized the “troops of bureaucrats" who were unable to solve the economic crisis in Europe and who were now trying to denounce Hungary, which was on the road to recovery again.

July 5, 2013

Visegrad Four Support Ukraine’s EU Integration

At the V4 summit in Wisla/Poland Slovak President Gasparovic announced yesterday that the V4 countries are interested in Ukraine’s successful European integration, particularly in signing the Assciation Agreement with the EU.

July 4, 2013

Hungarian MOL to Invest $ 38m in Romanian Exploration

Hungarian oil and gas company MOL plans to invest $ 38m in the exploration and production of hydrocarbon resources in Western Romania.

July 3, 2013

Orban Attacks European Parliament

Prime Minister Orban claims that members of the EP would apply double standards on Hungary.

July 2, 2013

Hungary: New Tax for Banks

According to a legislative proposal by Economy Minister Varga, banks would have to face a further burden of around € 250m.

June 27, 2013

Ukraine Could Become Energy Hub in Europe

According to EU Enlargement Commissioner Füle, Ukraine is an important partner of the EU.

June 26, 2013

Hungary: Taxes to Be Raised

Shortly before the parliamentary summer recess taxes were raised by the government of Viktor Orban.

June 18, 2013

V4 Want Free Trade Zone Between EU and Japan

The Visegrad Four Group (V4), which consists of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, support the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and Japan.

June 17, 2013

CEESEG Exchanges Offer Very Attractive Valuations

Valuations of all exchanges in the CEE stock exchange group (CEESEG) appear to be very favourable at the moment.

June 17, 2013

Hungary: Fifth Amendment of Controversial Constitution Planned

The controversial Hungarian constitution is supposed to be changed for the fifth time since the EU Commission threatened the country with infringement proceedings.

June 10, 2013

WKO Export Day in Vienna

On June 20, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

June 8, 2013

Moody's: Overall Fiscal Situation In CEE Is Improving

Because of austerity measures in most of the countries, the economic situation is slowly but steadily improving.However, the latest competitiveness report pains a bleak picture of the future.

June 7, 2013

WIIW: FDI in CESEE to Decline

The Vienna Institute for Economic Studies (WIIW) forecasts a decrease of 20 percent in foreign direct investments.

June 7, 2013

Capital Inflow & Outflow In Hungary Broke Records Last Year

Last year, the amount of foreign direct investments totalled EUR 10.462bn in Hungary, which exceeds the previous year’s figure by EUR 6.7bn and which is the largest amount ever recorded.

May 28, 2013

Hungary: EDP to Be Dropped.

Hungary can count on the termination of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) by the European Union.

May 27, 2013

Joint Nabucco-Declaration Signed by Governments

Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey adopt Nabucco joint declaration.

May 22, 2013

Orban’s „Derailment“ Causes Indignation in Germany

Hungary’s head of government Viktor Orban seems to love the confrontation. However, with the accusation of Germany using Nazi-methods he overstepped the mark in terms of tact.

May 21, 2013

Slovenia Hoping for Soon Recovery

Crisis-struck Slovenia intends to make more room financially by starting to privatize its state-owned banks. Experts regard the process to be carried out too slowly.

May 21, 2013

Croatia‘s and Hungary‘s Fight About Oil Company Ina

The dispute between core shareholders of Croatian oil producer Ina has started anew.

May 17, 2013

Austria: EU Competition Authority to Search Agrana

The European competition authority has paid a visit to listed starch and sugar producer Agrana in April.

May 15, 2013

Prolongation of Nabucco Exemption Confirmed

National Regulators Confirm Prolongation of Nabucco Exemption

May 14, 2013

Main Investors at CEE Stock Exchange Group from US

Institutional Investors and the CEE Stock Exchange Group in 2012.

May 13, 2013

CEE/CESEE: Banking Sector on Fastlane

The banking sector in CEE continues to outperform its Western European counterpart.

May 13, 2013

CEESE: Economic Growth Stagnant

Orban claims Hungary is the country with the highest growth rate in CEE/CESEE next year.

May 10, 2013

Pressure from EU on Orban Increases

EU demands that Hungary withdraws the changes to the constitution.

May 8, 2013

EU: Hungary and Slovenia Have to Act Quickly

The European Union issued warnings to Slovenia and Hungary to move quickly.

May 6, 2013