Czech Republic

Brighter days ahead: The economic bounce back in 2021

Ben Aris in Berlin December 2, 2020

2020 has been one of the worst years in living memory. Worse than 2008. But the global economy should bounce back in 2021 as the pandemic fades thanks to the new vaccines

Central, Southeast Europe stock markets jump in anticipation of COVID-free future

bne IntelliNews December 2, 2020

The main stock markets of Central and Southeast Europe jumped in mid-November on a series of positive news reports of vaccine trial successes that gave hope that an end to the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) could arrive within months

Economic sentiment in CEE falls in November as recovery momentum splutters

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2020

Capital Economic’s economic sentiment indicator took a step down in November after a broad-based recovery since April across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

VISEGRAD BLOG: An easing of trade tensions but still an uncertain situation for export-oriented Central Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 27, 2020

The upcoming Biden presidency in the US is expected to lead to an easing of trade tensions that have been particularly damaging for Central Europe’s small export-oriented economies, but it doesn’t herald a return to the old, globalised world.

Czech companies dominate this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2020

A record 21 Czech companies made it into the ranking of the region’s fastest growing tech businesses.

Attack of the Debt Tsunami: global debt soars to a new all-time high

Ben Aris n Berlin November 19, 2020

The coronacrisis has sent already record-high levels of global debt soaring to giddying new levels, reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in a note released on November 18.

Coronacrisis to get worse before it gets better forecasts wiiw

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 13, 2020

Most of CEE is heading for a double-dip recession this year as the latest wave of the crisis will result in fresh contractions in 4Q20, say wiiw economists.

CEE Banking Sectors: In crisis and recovery mode at the same time

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna November 6, 2020

There is positive news for all Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) commercial bankers, market observers and investment bankers. The fresh 2020 CEE Banking Report by Raiffeisen Research paints an encouraging picture of banking in CEE.

Below average 2020 wine production destined for volatile and uncertain global market

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 2, 2020

First estimates from OIV show drought hitting the grape crops in countries such as Romania and Moldova, while others like Hungary and Russia managed to boost production.