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FDI Foreign Direct Investments

Poland: Hold on Tax to Attract Investors

Hydrocarbons tax on hold till 2020 to enhance investments in shale gas.

May 23, 2013

US and Turkey to Establish High-Level Committee For Trade and Investment

US and Turkey intend to boost bilateral relations and trade, President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan announced.

May 17, 2013

Romania: Significant Decline in FDI

Foreign direct investments in Romania declined 41 percent due to ongoing economic difficulties in Eurozone member countries.

May 17, 2013

Over 2,000 Austrian Companies Now Represented in Slovakia

Lopatka: Agreement reached on Austro-Slovak Business Forum

May 16, 2013

Austria: Biggest Investor in Serbia

Serbia encourages Austrian enterprises to further invest in Serbian industries.

May 16, 2013

Poland: PZU to Acquire Croatia Osiguranje

After years of looking for an opportunity to invest further, PZU, Poland’s major state-owned insurance company, is focusing on aquiring a controlling stake in Croatia Osiguranje.

May 14, 2013

US Software Producer Oracle to Invest in Romania

US software producer Oracle will invest approximately € 100m in Romania

May 14, 2013

Vienna: Infrastructure & Construction Summit Brings Together All Balkan Countries

Government ministers from Austria and various Balkan countries will be discussing infrastructure and construction in the region at a two-day summit in Vienna at the end of May.

April 30, 2013 · Sponsored Content

„Slovenia Can Manage On Its Own“

In an interview with Austrian newspaper Kurier, President of the Slovenian Bankers Association France Arhar stresses that Slovenia is not the new Cyprus.

April 29, 2013

Foreign Enterprises Complain About Romanian Policy Making.

Regulations in energy sector were changed overnight.

April 26, 2013

NCR to Expand Business Activity in Serbia

US corporation National Cash Registers is to employ a further 300 staff members.

April 25, 2013

Austria Proves Attractive Business Location For International Companies

Strong results for consultancy firm ABA - Invest in Austria: 201 companies started business operations in Austria in 2012, a rise of 10% on 2011.

April 25, 2013

Poland to Support Serbia's European Integration

Dacic and Tusk agreed on improving cooperations, enhancing bilateral trade and increase Polish investments in Serbia.

April 25, 2013

Ukraine and Ireland to Sign Double Tax Agreement

Ukraine and Ireland signed a Double Tax Agreement in Kyiv during the official visit of Irish Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes.

April 24, 2013

Czech Republic: New Rounds of Negotiations for Temelin Tender

Czech power provider CEZ has started another round of talks with bidders in the offer to extend the Temelin nuclear power plant in southern Bohemia.

April 24, 2013

US KFC And Pizza Hut Brands Officially Sold In Turkey

US Corporation Yum! Restaurants International, which is active in more than 125 countries, has officially acquired 65 KFC and 41 Pizza Hut restaurants in Turkey from Szer Group.

April 23, 2013

Serbia: Telekom Srbija to Be Privatized

According to reports by the media, the Serbian government wants to take another try to privatize Telekom Srbija.

April 23, 2013

Slovakia: R&D Spendings Low But Increasing

Compared with other countries, Slovakia’s R&D spendings are little but slowly and steadily they are increasing. Among the countries with the highest growth rates of R&D spendings, Slovakia ranks 5th.

April 22, 2013

Hungary: Lopatka Presses For Legal Security for Austrian Enterprises

State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka met with Hungarian State Secretary for European Affairs Gergely Pröhle in Budapest toda to urge for legal security for Austrian enterprises in the neighboring country.

April 19, 2013

Bank Austria: Focus on Major Clients in CESEE

In an interview with Austrian newspaper Standard, Head of CESEE division of Bank Austria, Gianni Papa, explains why the banking institute wants to focus on its core market.

April 18, 2013

Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina to Commence Dialogues

Bosnia-Herzegovina shows interest in Austrian social partnership model and measures against increasing youth unemployment rate.

April 18, 2013

Bulgaria: FDI Increased by € 40.3m

Largest investments from Greece (€ 9.4m). Austria ranks 4th (€ 6.1m) in investors.

April 18, 2013

Forbes: “Austere Baltic States Outgrow Their European Neighbors”

Forbes magazine has dedicated a comprehensive article about how the Baltic countries manage to conquer the financial crisis.

April 17, 2013

„Unlawful“ Farming in Hungary

The estimated 200 Austrians, who are engaged in agriculture in Hungary, are apparently not highly esteemed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

April 16, 2013

Czech Republic and Russia to Enhance Economic Relations

Minister of Industry and Trade Martin Kuba supported deepening of economic relations with Tatarstan. The cooperation with Russian regions is very important for the Czech Republic.

April 16, 2013

Romania: Surplus € 327m in Balance of Payments

Balance of payments and external debt, February 2013

April 16, 2013

Poland: Appealing BPO Location

Poland has been increasing its attractivity as a location for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). This becomes evident by the numbers of personnel.

April 15, 2013

Bulgaria: New Coca-Cola Headquarters in Sofia

The world’s largest soft drink producer Coca-Cola is to relocate one of its competence centers from Belgium to Bulgaria.

April 15, 2013

Cyprus Grants Damaged Foreign Investors Citizenship

Instead of the so-far € 10bn, investors now only have to endow € 3bn in order to obtain the Cyprian citizenship.

April 15, 2013

Bulgaria: Commission Forcasts Economic Imbalances until 2015

EU Commission: Trend of reducing imbalances in Bulgarian economy is confirmed

April 11, 2013

FDI: Hungary Popular With German Enterprises

The majority of German companies would again choose Hungary for their investments

April 11, 2013

Favorable Outlook on Estonia’s Economy

Estonian economy’s consistent growth will continue in the coming years

April 11, 2013

Bad Outlook for Slovenia’s Economy

Slovenia receives bad marks in a report by the EU Commission. Together with Spain, Slovenia’s economy is endagered to collapse in case measures will not be made in the next few weeks.

April 11, 2013

Eder: Future of Voestalpine and Steel Manufacturing Industry

In an interview CEO of voestalpine, Wolfgang Eder explains the current situation on the steel market and points out that mass products will come from CESEE countries in the future.

April 4, 2013

Law Files Against Bulgaria from EVN and CEZ.

Power Suppliers EVN, CEZ and Energo Pro have to face high losses. CEZ announced to file a law against Bulgaria as well.

April 3, 2013

Lithuania and Latvia Preparing for Euro

The Baltic finance ministers emphasize sustainable growth and euro importance.

April 2, 2013

EVN to Get Support by State Secretary

State Secretary Lopatka intervened in EVN’s dispute with Bulgarian government. He urges Bulgaria to ensure protection of investments.

March 29, 2013

CESEE: CR More Attractive for FDI Than SK

Foreign investors regard the Czech Republic more attractive than Slovakia.

March 27, 2013

Dacic Meets Forbes

Serbia has good investment opportunities, according to Christopher Forbes.

March 27, 2013

Cyprus: Bail-Out Package Accepted

Cyprus has been granted the € 10bn worth aid package by the EU. After ten hours of negotiations in Brussels the decision was made early this morning. Assets below € 100,000 will not be taxed.

March 25, 2013

Cyprus: Agreement on Bank Asset Tax

Today, the Cyprian government has come to a solution on the compulsory charges on bank accounts.

March 23, 2013

Cyprus: Votes on Mandatory Levy

In case the government will not come to conclusion how to generate the required money (€ 5.8bn), the ECB will cut off the money supply for Cyprus’ ramshackle banks.

March 23, 2013

Hungary: In a Debt Crisis Soon?

New all-time high in debts was reported. Hungarian populations hopes for fast political turn-around.

March 22, 2013

Poland’s Finance Minister Shows Optimism

Deputy Finance Minister Majszczyk announced that Poland will not exeed the planned budget deficit and forcasts economic growth for the second half of the year.

March 22, 2013

Austria: How to Keep Enterprises (from Drifting Away)

At the moment, there is a subtle fear in Austria’s economy that large enterprises are going to outsource to foreign countries which is currently the case with voestalpine.

March 19, 2013

Hungary: Dissatisfaction Towards Government Grows

Right-wing leader Viktor Orban has been in parliament for almost three years. But the promised reforms and changes to improve the economic situation came to nothing. Protests are arising.

March 18, 2013

Bank Austria Takes Drastic Measures

Because of selling the Kazakhstan division and bad credits, quarter losses of € 553m for parent company UniCredit have to be faced.

March 16, 2013

Cyprus to Receive € 10bn in EU Aid Money

Russia being the biggest investor in Cyprus offered extension of credits. In return, austerity measures and reforms are demanded.

March 16, 2013

Hungary: Orban Rejects Criticisms

After making amendments to the Hungarian constitution, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his leading Fidezs party have to face harsh criticisms. EU Justice Commissoner Viviane Reding announced to take measures.

March 15, 2013

Romania: Surplus in Balance of Payments

In January, the balance-of-payments current account posted a surplus of EUR 465 million Y/Y.

March 15, 2013