BRICKS & MORTAR: The office isn’t dead but it is evolving

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic effect on the real estate sector, and the office segment is no exception.

Europe gains ground in new generation of battery innovation

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 22, 2020

Innovation in electric batteries is central to electromobility and the transition to the green economy, but European firms have so far lagged behind their peers from East Asia.

Slovak businessman Kocner cleared of murder of investigative journalist

bne IntelIiNews September 3, 2020

Slovakia’s Specialised Criminal Court acquitted businessman Marian Kocner of the murders of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova.

Contactless payments grow in popularity in Slovakia

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2020

More than 142mn transactions were carried out in 6M20, worth a total of €6.57bn. This included 7.2mn of mobile payments worth €164.2mn, up fivefold y/y.

ViennEast Compass: CESEE outlook, planning for new normal

Marcus How of Vienneast in Vienna August 3, 2020

There is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, but the new normal that will emerge could benefit the countries of Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), due to the new opportunities that will arise.