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”.
The history of the port of Gdynia is a story of two Polish engineers, Tadeusz Wenda and Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. The former supervised the works, while the latter mastered the art of financing this ambitious project.
Europe faces a super election year, as the series of elections in the Netherlands (March), France (April) and Germany (September) can have negative impact on political and economic stability of entire continent.
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.
Global trade in second-hand clothes is worth approximately USD4.3bn per year. Polish companies play an important role in this sector. The Polish market of a second-hand clothing is estimated at PLN6bn. The success of the global trade in second-hand clothing also has a dark side.
Opinions are divided on the strength of the interdependence of the stock market trends and economic growth. In Poland one can often encounter the fairly popular idea that changes in the stock market outlook precede changes in the macroeconomic situation by about six months.
According to early data on economic growth in the Q2’16 in Poland, the economy grew by 3.1 per cent compared with the Q2’15. Investment may be the cause of the biggest concern, but that is not the picture of the economy as a whole.