Businesses increasingly concerned over geopolitical and economic risks to the global economy, says Oxford Economics

Ben Aris in Berlin November 7, 2023

Businesses are increasingly concerned over geopolitical and economic risks to the global economy, according to Oxford Economics’ latest Global Risk Survey released on November 6.

NEMETHY: Is the global economy reaching a tipping point?

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors November 5, 2023

The US economy is powering forward with almost 5% GDP growth as per the last measured quarter. Global GDP growth is in the range of 3%. This article will explore whether we are reaching (or have already passed) a tipping point.

New migration crisis takes toll on Balkan economies

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2023

Schengen members introduce border controls amid higher migration, with situation expected to worsen after mass exodus from Gaza.

Major companies seek COP28 deal on quitting fossil fuels

Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles October 26, 2023

More than 130 companies – including Bayer, eBay, Heineken, IKEA, Nestle, Mahindra Group and Volvo – are calling for a timeline for the phase-out of unabated fossil fuels.

Ex-PM tells Slovenians to arm themselves against Palestinian migrants

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2023

“Arm yourself. Legally,” wrote Janez Jansa on X ahead of expected new inflow of migrants via Balkan route.

Emerging Europe faces a new low growth and high inflation equilibrium, says wiiw

Robert Anderson in Prague October 12, 2023

The wiiw has cut its growth forecasts for Central Europe, while raising them for the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

THE VIEW FROM MITTELEUROPA: Reconfiguring Chinese economic strategies in CESEE

Marcus How of VE Insight in Vienna October 5, 2023

Chinese FDI is not likely to recover to its previous levels in CESEE, yet that masks the niche profile that Beijing is carving out for itself in the region.

Tourism saves Southeast Europe’s economies from stagnation

Clare Nuttall in Pristina October 4, 2023

Growth has decelerated across Emerging Europe this year, but the slowdown has been less marked along Southeast Europe’s Adriatic coast that has benefitted from record inflows of tourists.

EU considering measures against Serbia after Kosovo violence

bne IntelliNews October 3, 2023

European Commission spokesman says member states may decide to impose measures against Serbia if Belgrade does not do enough to de-escalate crisis in northern Kosovo.

Konzum launches Croatia's first automated supermarket

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague September 27, 2023

Konzum’s store is one of a growing number of entirely cashierless shops in Europe as international retailers explore the potential of AI technology.

Eastern EU members building roads instead of railways

bne IntelliNews September 23, 2023

Across the EU far more has been invested in roads than railways over the last three decades, but this trend is even stronger in the newer EU members, a study commissioned by Greenpeace finds.

Southeast Europe leaders pledge to speed up EU integration process

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 11, 2023

Leaders of Slovenia, Croatia and the six Western Balkans countries will commit to reforms to improve the prospects for the Western Balkan states to join the EU by 2030.

bneGREEN: EV battery manufacturers plug into Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2023

Southeast Europe is already home to some high-profile electro-mobility companies. Now, it's becoming a location for battery manufacturing too.