COMMENT: Southeast Europe the growth star in CEE banking, but the profit pool is elsewhere

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna July 16, 2019

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.

Average gross wage in Slovenia up by real 2.5% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2019

Tightening labour markets are putting upward pressure on wages in Central and Southeast Europe.

Four bidders expected for Kosovo’s Ipko

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2019

The planned sale of Telekom Slovenije’s Kosovan subsidiary Ipko is the latest move towards consolidation in the Balkan telecoms sector, Fitch Solutions writes.

Demographic “tipping point” imminent for CEE labour markets

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 17, 2019

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.

Eager shoppers queue up outside Primark’s first CEE store in Ljubljana

bne IntelliNews June 13, 2019

Thousands-strong crowds greet the entry of fast fashion giant Primark to Slovenia, as it lines up retail space for future openings in Poland and the Czech Republic.