The core message for bankers and investors active in the CEE region should be: close to old records, potential for more but watch out for late cycle phenomena.
States across Central and Southeast Europe are experiencing a long-term population decline due to a combination of low birth rates and mass emigration.
Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year
North Macedonia held its first ever gay pride march on June 29 with up to 1,000 people attending the event. There were pride marches in nearly all the CEE countries but the experience in each country is vastly different.
The total of $5.3bn from seven issues in June was the most issued in the last four years. Eastern Europe and Russia also had a good month with issues of $5.1bn and $3.2bn respectively.
Rimac Automobili founder Mate Rimac says Croatia could become Central Europe's next car manufacturing hub.
The ‘tipping point’ at which labour demand will become equal to labour supply is just two years away in the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Poland, says a new study from wiiw.