Obserwator Finansowy features views and analysis of economy in Poland and other countries, written by some of the best journalists, economists and analysts. Our mission is to share knowledge of economics and financial markets in the world.
Obserwator Finansowy is a project under aegis of the Poland’s central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski. We have published thousands of articles about the Polish and global economy. Our journalists have conducted hundreds of interviews with Nobel laureates, distinguished economists, business leaders and politicians with views across the political spectrum.
In this section you can find selected articles in English.
The main shareholder of Alior, PZU, has agreed to a new rights issue which should allow Alior Bank to gain EUR452m needed to finance the takeover of BPH Bank.
Looking in from the outside, Russians are acting irrationally. Before looking at why the Russian economy is bad it makes sense to look at a few areas of the Russian economic weather in which there is no sign of the sun.
Slovak banks survived the European debt crisis with no need for any state aid and with sufficient capital levels.
For Poland, joining the AIIB is an investment in the future, because European Union cohesion funds will at some point run out.
The West’s patience is running out and Ukraine could lose the foreign macroeconomic assistance that has, for the time being, kept the country financially afloat.
GE Money Bank - a unit of GE Capital in the Czech Republic - plans to float a majority of its shares on the Prague Stock Exchange.
After last year's failure, the Ukrainian government plans a huge sale of state-owned companies in 2016. But critics worry that rather than helping reform the inefficient and corrupt economy, privatisation will strengthen the...
The unconventional monetary policy of the European Central Bank is failing to produce the expected result, i.e. an acceleration of economic growth in the euro area.
Chief of Poland’s financial regulatory (KNF), Andrzej Jakubiak, recently sought to head off concerns that the Polish banking sector is facing rocky times ahead, saying that the system was “stable and money held in Polish...
The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE/BVB) is on the way to be classified as an ‘emerging market’ by the European index provider FTSE Russell – except the market lacks liquidity.