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OUTLOOK 2020 Poland

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2020

The new year is shaping up to be at least as tumultuous as the old one, or, in fact, each one since 2015, when the incumbent right-wing nationalist populists from PiS won their first term in power.

OUTLOOK 2020 Lithuania

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2020

Lithuania enjoyed robust growth in 2019 but this is forecast to decline in 2020 given the deteriorating external environment.

OUTLOOK 2020 Czech Republic

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2020

GDP growth is expected to slow in 2020, with labour shortages remaining the main bottleneck to Czech economic growth.

OUTLOOK 2020 Slovakia

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2020

A growth deceleration is forecast in Slovakia, where the automotive industry and other sectors face weaker external demand that will negatively impact exports.

OUTLOOK 2020 Latvia

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2020

Prime Minister Krisjans Karins, who heads a fractious five-party coalition, has pledged to put cleaning up Latvia’s financial sector at the top of his priority list.

OUTLOOK 2020 Estonia

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2020

A slowdown is looming for Estonia’s small, open economy in 2020, a year during which Tallinn will also have to restore trust in a banking sector tarnished by allegations of massive money laundering.

OUTLOOK 2020 Hungary

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2020

Ruling Fidesz is under pressure both at home and abroad, but neither politics nor the worsening external environment have so far dented Hungary’s stellar economic growth.