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 players ...

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 ...

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.

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Matolcsy blames EU miscalculations ...