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Croatia: Fiscal Situation Deteriorates Further

Due to the weak economy, the budget gap will increase. The end of the recession is still uncertain.

September 26, 2013

Hungary: Competitiveness of Industrial Sector Shrinks

Regarding Hungary´s competitiveness, there is a clear downward trend. This year, Hungary is expected to achieve an economic turnaround.

September 24, 2013

Croatia to Issue Dollar Bonds

In order to cover its foreign exchange needs, Croatia will issue a dollar bond with a size of $ 2.7bn.

September 24, 2013

Czech Enterprises Will Not Cut R&D Expenses

According to a survey carried out by consulting company Deloitte, almost 90 percent of Czech enterprises will keep the amount of expenses in research and development unchanged or even increase the spendings.

September 23, 2013

Croatia: Foreign Exchange Loan Conversion Costs € 50m

In order to help over-indebted Croat households, the government plans to shift the burden to the banking sector.

September 21, 2013

Fitch: Croatia Cut to Junk Status

Due to the fiscal situation, Fitch cuts the credit rating of the newest EU member country. The economic frame conditions do not leave enough room for reducing the public debt level, Fitch argues.

September 21, 2013

Croatia: No End of Recession in Sight

For the seventh quarter in a row, Croatia´s GDP was down. The main problem is the weakening domestic consumption and the high unemployment quota.

September 19, 2013

EU Commission to Sanction Croatia

The EU Commission is determined to start sanction against the newest member of the European Union, Croatia.

September 16, 2013

Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in Favor of Closer Cooperation

Italian, Croatian and Slovenian PMs push for stronger cooperation.

September 16, 2013

Boom in CESEE Will not Return

In the next years, the growth rates of the pre-crisis will not come back in the CESEE region. For the banking industry, the region is still a substantial risk factor.

September 14, 2013

Turkish Airlines Not Interested in Croatia Airlines

The Turkish airline carrier has denied rumors of acquiring states at Croatia Airlines.

September 11, 2013

Croatia: Record Year in Tourism

Croatia will have a record year in tourism says Minister.

September 9, 2013

Croatia: New Trial for Pre-Bankruptcy Settlement

Croatia giving fourth chance to reach pre-bankruptcy settlement.

September 6, 2013

Another Austerity Package in Austria?

Due to the dismal situation of nationalized banks, the economist Christian Keuschnigg anticipates another austerity package after the election at the end of September.

September 6, 2013

RBI to Take Over Croatian Subsidiary Completely

Vienna-listed Raiffeisen Bank International holds 75% of its Croatian subsidiary. RBI confirmed that the remaining shares of Croatian subsidiary will be acquired.

September 6, 2013

EU Commission Threatens Croatia with Sanctions Once More

EU Commissioner Reding has not yet resolved the issue with Croatia. She announced to expect an easy change of the law.

September 5, 2013

Transport & Logistics - DB Schenker to Expand its Operations in Croatia

Simultaneously with the accession of Croatia into the EU, and thus the abolition of customs borders between Croatia and the EU countries, Schenker positions itself on that market as a potential logistics partner.

September 3, 2013 · Sponsored Content

Slovenia: Telekom Austria Hesitates

The Vienna-listed Telekom Austria Group has two major growth opportunities in Slovenia. Slovenian Telekom and Telemach are for sale.

September 3, 2013

Croatia: „Insufficient Move Towards the Positive Direction“

Croatia hopes its economy is moving in the "positive direction".

September 2, 2013

EU Approves Hypo Group´s Restructuring Plan

The re-privatization of the Austrian publicly held banking group was approved by the Commission. According to the Commission´s report, Hypo Group´s expansion strategy was highly dangerous.

September 2, 2013

Hypo Group Considers IPO

The Austrian nationalized bank takes an IPO of its Eastern subsidiaries into account.

August 31, 2013

Croatia Backs Down in EU Arrest Warrant

In the dispute about the extradition of a retired officer of the secret service to Germany, Croatia now seems to back down to the pressure put on by the European Union.

August 28, 2013

EU Commission Threatens Croatia with Sanctions

Only a few weeks after its EU Accession, Croatia is facing threats of sanctions by the EU Commission.

August 26, 2013

Faymann: Joint Combat against Unemployment

During a meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Bratusek and Croatian Prime Minister Milanovic and Austria’s second biggest city Graz, Austrian Chancellor Faymann pointed out the governments’ key tasks.

August 23, 2013

Austria: Kranebitter to Leave Hypo Group

After three and a half years, Gottwald Kranebitter steps back as CEO of nationalized Hypo Alpe Adria. Tax payers are left with a burden running in the billions in the years to come.

August 19, 2013

Telekom Austria Has Still Growth Plans in Serbia

According to market rumors, the Vienna-listed telecommunication group is interested in taking over Serbia Broadband.

August 17, 2013

Raiffeisen Bank International AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report

This report contains in depth information and data about Raiffeisen Bank International AG and its operations and markets. It contains a company overview, business and strategy description, financial ratios, valuation & forecast data and a SWOT analysis.

August 8, 2013

Croatia: Foreign Currency Loans No Danger for Banks

About 8% of the loan portfolio in Croatia consists of Swiss franc loans. Banks would be able to bear losses.

August 5, 2013

Croatia: Upwsing Depends on Return of Investors

Vedrana Jelusic, head of EBRD Croatia, thinks that Croatia benefits from the joining the EU. Introducing the euro is no issue yet, she told “Wirtschaftsblatt”.

August 3, 2013

S&P: Croatia Downgraded Again

The rating agency puts the outlook on Croatia from „stable“ to „negative“. The rating remains unchanged.

August 2, 2013

Summit of Former Yugoslav Countries

Balkan leaders meet to support EU Accession.

July 26, 2013

Croatia Might Join Schengen Zone in Three Years

Croatia to start procedures for no-passport zone in 2015.

July 25, 2013

Croatia Receives Major Loan from EIB

The European Investment Bank grants a € 250m loan for the new EU member.

July 23, 2013

Bulgaria: South Stream Offers 6,000 New Jobs

South Stream Bulgaria´s CEO Georgi Gegov stresses the economic effect of the new gas pipeline from Russia to Western Europe.

July 18, 2013

Erste Group Bank AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report

This report contains in depth information and data about Erste Group and its operations and markets. It contains a company overview, business and strategy description, financial ratios, valuation & forecast data, SWOT analysis, plus data on key events.

July 12, 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

Croatia: Majority of Croatian Citizens Approve of EU Membership

67.1 percent of Croatians support country's membership in EU.

July 9, 2013

CESEE: GDP Growth in 2013 Weakest Since 2009

CESEE financial markets influenced by global liquidity debate.

July 4, 2013

Croatia To Issue Licenses for Exploration of Oil and Gas

Croatia plans to issue lucrative concession for the production of oil and gas from 2014 on.

July 2, 2013

Faymann: Croatians Realistic With EU Membership

Austrians have a positive attitude towards Croatia’s new membership.

July 1, 2013

Croatia’s EU Accession as a Chance For Austria

Soon, there are more than 1,000 Austrian businesses operating in Croatia and the volume of trade is supposed to increase.

June 18, 2013

Lopatka: "EU Enlargement is a Driver for Reforms and Rule Of Law"

State Secretary Lopatka on DARUM EUROPA information tour.

June 18, 2013

Croatia: Agrokor Becomes Biggest Retailer in SEE

After the take-over of Slovenian chain of retail stores Mercator, Croatian corporation Agrokor employs 60,000 persons in the region of former Yugoslavia.

June 18, 2013

Slovenia: Mercator to be Finally Sold

It is the ninth sale attempt for Slovenian trade chain Mercator today, but it could be finally sealed. Croatian corporation Agrokor is the interested party. A dozen owners will decide about the retail chain’s fate.

June 14, 2013

Marihart President of CEFS

CEO Johann Marihart elected President of the European Association of Sugar Producers (CEFS) for a further three years.

June 12, 2013

United States Will Always Keep Its Eye on the Balkans

Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Riker.

June 10, 2013

Croatia to Expect Disciplinary Procedure by EU

The Ex-Yugoslavian country has to face harder scrutinizing than its CESEE peers which joined the EU in the last decade.

June 5, 2013

Croatia: OMV Closed Sale

OMV concluded the sale of 62 gas stations in Croatia.

June 4, 2013

Zagreb: In-depth Analysis of SEE Infrastructure Development Plans

Many countries of Southeast Europe are outlining ambitious infrastructure development plans within transport, social, energy and environmental projects.

June 1, 2013

Erste Group Claimed of Being Interested in Croatian Banks

There are rumors of the taking over of Hypo Croatia and HPB. However, the banks deny the speculations.

May 29, 2013