The revenues of the apricot market in Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) amounted to USD318m in 2018, down 5.8 per cent against the previous year, according to IndexBox’s report: “Eastern Europe – Apricots – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights”.
A record-breaking leveraged buy-out in Poland highlights both the growing appetite of global private equity firms for Central European assets and the increasingly favorable financing conditions in the region.
The Czech Finance Ministry posted a state budget surplus of 75.6 billion crowns ($2.42 billion)at the end of July, is 50 billion crowns higher than registered in the same period of 2015 and the best result since the founding of the Czech Republic in 1993.
In the countries of CSE region subsequent projects on construction of nuclear power plants have been unsuccessful. The question of the economic sense of their development in Poland recurs, including the on-going election campaign.
The Polish government is not the most lavish one as far as attracting FDI is concerned. According to the latest report by the Polish Foreign Investment Agency, Poland has less incentives than Bulgaria and the Czech Republic but more than Slovakia or Romania.
After a quarter century of effective economic change, the Czech Republic finds itself searching for a new growth model. Relative success, with per capita GDP nearly double compared to 1993 and households having 600% more in the bank than they did two decades, was built by a skilled workforce...