2013

Report: Central & Eastern Europe

CHANGE IS AFOOT By Paul Mackintosh Central & Eastern European countries are trying hard to differentiate themselves from their southwestern neighbors. Corporates in the region are dealing with a new playing field as many assets once owned by major Western ...

Newsmakers: Matolcsy Creates Anxiety For Hungary’s Central

NEWSMAKERS: HUNGARY By Paul Mackintosh Widespread concerns in Europe over the independence and integrity of Hungary's institutions were rekindled recently by the news that prime minister Viktor Orbán had appointed his right-hand man, György Matolcsy, as the new governor of ...

2012

Hungarian Banks' Lending Capacity Reduced By Backtrack

MILESTONES: HUNGARY By Paul Mackintosh The Hungarian government threw the country’s banking sector into disarray in mid-October by reneging on an agreement with local banks to halve from 2013 the crisis levy imposed on them. Matolcsy blames EU miscalculations for ...