Upcoming events

East Europe eHealth Innovation Summit - Poland
15-16/01/2015 The East Europe eHealth Innovation Summit will be held in Warsaw and is aimed at read more 
GO - International Travel Trade Fair - Czech Republic
15-18/01/2015 GO - International Travel Trade Fair, organised  by BVV Trade Fairs read more 
Central & Eastern European Forum - Austria
20-21/01/2015 Bring together the elite of the region to set the financial agenda for the year read more 
Conventa - Slovenia
21-22/01/2015 The 7th edition of Conventa will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event is the leading trade show read more 
Riga Dev Day 2015 - Latvia
22/01/2015 Organised by Google Developer Group Riga in cooperation with Java User Group Latvia and Oracle User read more 
SOFSEM 2015 - Czech Republic
24-29/01/2015 The 41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer read more 
AGROmashEXPO - Hungary
28-31/01/2015 The annual AGROmashEXPO fair, which will be held in HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Centre, is the biggest read more 
ITF SLOVAKIATOUR - Slovakia
29/01-1/02/2015 The 21st international travel industry ITF SLOVAKIATOUR fair will take place in Bratislava, read more 
MCE2015 – Poland
4-6/02/2015 MCE2015, which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, is a conference targeted at IT developers, mobile read more 
Second EU Cohesion Policy Conference - Latvia
4-6/02/2015 Under the title of “Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020: An read more 
Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference – Poland
6/02/2015 The Polish and CEE Private Equity Conference will be held in Warsaw. During read more 
Developer Conference 2015 – Czech Republic
6-8/02/2015 Organised by Red Hat Czech Republic, the Fedora and JBoss Community, the annual read more 
FTTH Conference 2015 - Poland
10-12/02/2015 Organised by FTTH Council Europe under the patronage of Polish Ministry of Administration read more 
Mobile Trends Conference & Awards — Poland
11-13/02/2015 Mobile Trends Conference (MTC) is the largest conference in Poland related to read more 
MobileIT — Poland
12-13/02/2015 During the second edition of Trade Fair of Mobile Solutions and Technologies Mobile-IT, which read more 
Tourest 2015 - Estonia
13-15/02/2015 The international travel trade fair Tourest will be organised by Estonian Travel and Tourism Association read more 
Meble Polska 2015 — Poland
17-20/02/2015 MEBLE POLSKA 2015, which will be held in Poznań, is the furniture exhibition that serves as a read more 

Emerging Europe news

The Euro will boost Lithuanian economy
17/12/2014
The common currency will help the Lithuanian economy grow after the country becomes the 19th member of the Eurozone on 1 January 2015, says EY’s Eurozone Forecast
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The Euro will boost Lithuanian economy Emerging Europe news
Russian sanctions mildly affecting CEE exports
15/12/2014
Bans on the import of food products applied by Russia to EU countries which supported the sanctions against Russia were doomed to fail to hit CEE economies, says Erste
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Russian sanctions mildly affecting CEE exports
Discover Romania: from tradition to innovation
01/12/2014
ICT is one of Romania’s three top sectors. For example, the country’s software market was worth over €570 billion. According to Brainspotting’s Romania
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Discover Romania: from tradition to innovation
The value of Emerging Europe’s national brands is growing
10/12/2014
The total value of the region’s national brands amounts to $1,289 billion, says the recent Brand Finance Nation Brands 2014 report, and is 16 per cent higher than in
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The value of Emerging Europe’s national brands is growing
Successful together! The impact of U.S. investments in Poland
29/11/2014
Poland is the major destination for U.S. investments in Central and Eastern Europe with direct investments worth over €11 billion (out of 29 billion invested in the CEE
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Successful together! The impact of U.S. investments in Poland
One in five adult Poles plans to set up a business in the next three years
16/12/2014
  Polish people also say they have the necessary capabilities and knowledge to run a business  – 52 per cent of them believes they are well prepared run a
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One in five adult Poles plans to set up a business in the next three years
CEE increasingly successful in fighting corruption
04/12/2014
Emerging Europe's average score in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index is going up.  Since last year, it has improved by 1.5 points
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CEE increasingly successful in fighting corruption
The Bucharest Stock Exchange: building a capital market and aiming for growth
28/11/2014
  The Romanian capital market may still be small but is bound to grow thanks to significant changes it is undergoing. They are related to the organisation, structure,
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The Bucharest Stock Exchange: building a capital market and aiming for growth
Invest in Belarus: looking beyond politics to the future
26/11/2014
Look beyond politics and notice the country’s economic potential is the Belarusian government’s message to potential foreign investors.   Even though the
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Invest in Belarus: looking beyond politics to the future
Lulache: Romania’s long-term energy winning card
17/11/2014
Romania has strongly entered a new phase of economic growth, supported by a significant growth in GDP and rising expectations of capital market development since the initial
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Lulache: Romania’s long-term energy winning card
Warmia and Mazury: Eastern Poland — Go West!
07/11/2014
Warmia and Mazury, the land of forests and lakes, has an enormous economic and export potential. It is among the leading European producers of meat and meat products, natural
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Warmia and Mazury: Eastern Poland — Go West!
Investment attractiveness of Emerging Europe reshaped after the crisis
24/11/2014
As a result of the global economic crisis, the number of FDI projects in CEE declined by 12 per cent, compared with a 19 per cent increase in Western Europe for the same
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Investment attractiveness of Emerging Europe reshaped after the crisis
Polish cities of the future: It's time!
14/11/2014
In February 2015, fDi Magazine will publish its inaugural Polish Cities of the Future ranking for 2015/16.    “Polish cities have proven their
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Polish cities of the future: It s time!
Belarus: Navigating the geopolitical storm
31/10/2014
The situation in Ukraine has made Belarus face some political and economic challenges. According to Raiffeisen Research’s Belarus Country Report 2014, despite being
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Belarus: Navigating the geopolitical storm
Doing business in Latvia: linking the East and the West
20/11/2014
  The European Union’s fastest GDP growth rate of over 4 per cent in 2013 and the recent adoption of the euro are not the only factors that make Latvia an
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Doing business in Latvia: linking the East and the West
Emerging Europe: making doing business easier
12/11/2014
Emerging Europe economies keep improving their business environment. According to the WorldBank's Doing Business 2015 report, the number of CEE countries in the Top 50 has
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Emerging Europe: making doing business easier
The Warsaw Stock Exchange drops in IPO Watch Europe
30/10/2014
After the fall in the number of IPOs in the recent months, the Warsaw Stock Exchange has updated its 2020 strategy today. The burse wants to base its growth on six pillars: a
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The Warsaw Stock Exchange drops in IPO Watch Europe
Poland and CEE targeted by British companies and the government
24/10/2014
Poland and Central and Eastern Europe are increasingly important for the UK. First, the region was one of the country’s eleven priority trade destinations. In August
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Poland and CEE targeted by British companies and the government
Oxley: Poland – The rising star in a new global trade and investment world
13/10/2014
Once upon a time the mandarins of trade and investment focused on just that: the barometer was export and import and the balance between the two. Based on monthly stats we
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Oxley: Poland – The rising star in a new global trade and investment world
Military neutrality in Ukraine is key to its economic growth
15/09/2014
Thousands living in eastern Ukraine are caught in the escalating conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. With foreign retail companies, international
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Military neutrality in Ukraine is key to its economic growth
Neukomm: Asia is gaining importance but we also want our European and American customers back
22/10/2014
The number of French and German tourists visiting Moscow might keep falling but the city invites more guests from the East. In Q1 2014, Russia’s capital city saw a 20 per
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Neukomm: Asia is gaining importance but we also want our European and American customers back
North-south divide — the banking sector on the road to recovery
07/10/2014
An economic recovery is underway, despite recent developments in Ukraine. “Six years after the financial crisis we can finally say that the worst is over,” says
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North-south divide — the banking sector on the road to recovery
Hartwell: Is Tusk’s election a sign of the EU’s concern about its neighborhood or of European weakness?
01/09/2014
Over the weekend, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was elected President of the European Council, one of the top joins within the European Union. An impressive victory for the
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Hartwell: Is Tusk’s election a sign of the EU’s concern about its neighborhood or of European weakness?
Euro adoption: lessons from Latvia
14/10/2014
Nine months after Latvia introduced the euro, the country has seen a number of benefits: the common currency has significantly lowers the international transfer fees and
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Euro adoption: lessons from Latvia
Vanags: Central and Eastern Europe is a growth market for European airlines
06/10/2014
Air traffic in Central and Eastern Europe is growing fast. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of passengers in Europe's three busiest airports: London Heathrow, Charles de
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Vanags: Central and Eastern Europe is a growth market for European airlines
Hungary's property market thrives with its economy
26/08/2014
    As economic recovery gathers pace in Hungary, the overall property market has seen improvement in the second quarter of 2014, according to Cushman &
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Hungary s property market thrives with its economy
More properties needed in the Baltics as their GDP goes up
25/08/2014
A general trend upwards in demand in the real estate market continues across the EU Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, according to the Ober-Haus ‘Real
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More properties needed in the Baltics as their GDP goes up
Investment opportunity up as housing costs go down
14/08/2014
The CEE is still one of the cheapest regions in terms of property prices in Europe, according to the Deloitte Property Index 2013. Of the 15 European countries indexed,
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Investment opportunity up as housing costs go down
Poland and the Czech Republic among 25 rapid-growth markets
06/08/2014
In 2015, growth in 25 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Chile and China; India, South Africa and the UAE, and of course the Czech Republic and Poland, will exceed 4.5 per
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Poland and the Czech Republic among 25 rapid-growth markets
High growth and big employment from Polish BPOs
18/08/2014
Poland is already a business services leader in Europe and is still going up. In the last two years, the market has grown by 50 per cent. Since the beginning of 2013, 66 new
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High growth and big employment from Polish BPOs
Poland: energy diversification equals energy security
13/08/2014
Insecurity in gas delivery from the East as well as the EU’s lowering carbon emission quotas have made Poland look to diversifying its energy sources. Hence, the multiple
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Poland: energy diversification equals energy security
Industrial property and logistics on the rise in Poland
30/07/2014
Poland has become one of the best logistics markets in Europe. As a result,  2014 should see further growth in demand for warehouse space as the country strengthens its
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Industrial property and logistics on the rise in Poland
French investors speak highly of Poland
15/08/2014
Eighty-eight per cent of companies from France investing in Poland over the last 20 years are satisfied with their investments and 64 per cent are planning further development
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French investors speak highly of Poland
Polish SMEs unscathed by economic crisis
08/08/2014
Between 2008 and 2011, the number of newly set up companies employing at least 10 people continued to grow. Only a few other countries, including Germany, Luxembourg, Austria
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Polish SMEs unscathed by economic crisis
A wider offshore footprint from a maturing market
28/07/2014
Only 30 per cent of the top 100 global outsourcing companies are already in Central and Eastern Europe but there is still room for the remaining 70 per cent, says Collier
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A wider offshore footprint from a maturing market
Turning on and upwards in Europe
23/07/2014
  Following a slump in 2012, FDI flows are once again rising globally, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2014. Of the 9 per cent increase in flows
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Turning on and upwards in Europe
Rising demand for continued growth
14/07/2014
Economic growth is expected to almost double in EU11 in 2014, continuing to strengthen into 2015, according to the latest World Bank report. Overall, GDP growth in Poland, the
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Rising demand for continued growth
Dutch and Polish solutions for a common future
27/06/2014
As the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen,  points out, trade relations between Poland and the Netherlands goes as far
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Dutch and Polish solutions for a common future
Podkarpackie region: flying high across the globe
21/07/2014
    For companies working within the aerospace industry, Avitation Valley in Mielec, Poland, is the place to be.    Companies like Yasa Motors
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Podkarpackie region: flying high across the globe
High demand for CEE properties
14/07/2014
    Property in Central and Eastern Europe is becoming increasingly popular among investors. In Q2 2014, the total value of investment transactions in Poland,
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High demand for CEE properties
Building a more competitive emerging Europe
24/06/2014
Europe hardly exists as a homogenous economic region and would be better off not being treated as such in further financial strategizing. In particular, the great divergences
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Building a more competitive emerging Europe
Poland and the Eurozone: It's time
17/07/2014
“The zloty fulfilled its goal in the time of that crisis but should there be another earthquake around Poland, being outside the Eurozone would be particularly dangerous
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Poland and the Eurozone: It s time
Special economic zones staying strong
01/07/2014
Since the 14 special economic zones were set up across Poland almost two decades ago, the country has attracted foreign and domestic investments of more than €20 billion
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Special economic zones staying strong
Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania — the most attractive CEE locations for FDI
13/06/2014
  While Emerging Europe as a whole drew 5% fewer investment projects than 2012 in 2013 — particularly from Western European automotive companies and shared
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Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania — the most attractive CEE locations for FDI
Poland on the rise: new laws to enhance entrepreneurship
12/06/2014
Poland’s position in the newest World Bank's Doing Business report may have improved but the country's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Janusz
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Poland on the rise: new laws to enhance entrepreneurship
Graniewski: there was no financial system crisis but a banking system one
28/05/2014
The massive growth of Poland’s financial market in the last 2 decades has catapulted it to the status of a capital market leader within the CEE region, and the Warsaw
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Graniewski: there was no financial system crisis but a banking system one
Belka: Poland should renegotiate the ERM2 mechanism when joining the eurozone
21/05/2014
It's been ten years already since Poland’s EU accession. Of the 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004, only Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania have yet to
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Belka: Poland should renegotiate the ERM2 mechanism when joining the eurozone
Tamborski: Still more than 200 companies in Poland are awaiting privatisation
04/06/2014
The privatisation of state-owned companies in Poland has been taking place for almost a quarter of a century, a process that Under-Secretary of State at the Treasury Ministry,
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Tamborski: Still more than 200 companies in Poland are awaiting privatisation
Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead
26/05/2014
Since their accession in 2004, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, or the four Visegrad countries, are economically stronger and more relevant than ever. After
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Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead
The Eurozone's recovery gives the CEE economies a kick
19/05/2014
Economic prospects across Emerging Europe remain strong despite recent events in Ukraine and Russia, according to Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of
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The Eurozone s recovery gives the CEE economies a kick
To EU or not to EU: A possible turbulence in the CEE region
03/06/2014
One never knows how things will develop, says James Roaf, Senior Regional Resident Representative of IMF, discussing changes on the CEE geopolitical scene with Why Emerging
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To EU or not to EU: A possible turbulence in the CEE region
Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland
22/05/2014
Taking full advantage of the opportunities following accession into the European Union, Poland has become a leader in economic development among those countries joining between
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Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland
Tholons: Emerging Europe — the place to be for global outsourcing companies
09/05/2014
When it comes to outsourcing, countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are becoming the places to be – or to outsource to, as you have it. Why Emerging Europe talks
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Tholons: Emerging Europe — the place to be for global outsourcing companies
The mixed bag of the CEE economies
05/05/2014
Previous comparisons of international gross domestic products (GDPs) based on exchange rates have been misleading, says the 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP). When
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The mixed bag of the CEE economies
Where in the world — Manufacturing Index Summary
19/03/2014
Presenting the differing risks and opportunities across, not only countries, but also cities, and compiled from the opinions of several of the world’s largest manufacturing
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Where in the world — Manufacturing Index Summary
HSBC: Importing for export success
26/01/2014
Imports help with growth and output of exports and are key to the UK’s export success story. In order to remain competitive in a global marketplace and integrate further
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HSBC: Importing for export success
Poland: the real state of real estate
25/04/2014
Real estate construction in Poland has been recovering quickly since 2008.Tighter lending criteria after the global economic crisis meant the trend towards oversupply in the
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Poland: the real state of real estate
Poland: the capital of catching up
15/03/2014
More affluent, better educated and with more opportunity, the upward slope of economic growth in Poland is due to keep on growing. With a GDP per capita that has already
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Poland: the capital of catching up
A new dawn: reigniting growth in CEE
19/12/2013
The countries in the CEE all share common assets and face common challenges. Cooperation between these regions, while also recognising their differences and diversity, is key
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A new dawn: reigniting growth in CEE
Emerging Europe: Poland and Hungary are set for further growth
18/04/2014
Recovery from global recession is going to strengthen across Europe but remain uneven in 2014, says the recent International Monetary Fund's World Economic and Financial
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Emerging Europe: Poland and Hungary are set for further growth
European cities and regions of the future
18/02/2014
With London in the UK retaining its position as the fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15 and Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen sailing to the top of rankings, Emerging
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European cities and regions of the future
Poland — a true special economic zone
13/12/2013
With the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and their attractive investment incentives extended to 2026, the first half of 2014 is the time to invest in
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Poland — a true special economic zone
Poland: resilience and renaissance
15/11/2013
Poland has been through a lot in its history but things are looking up for a country so rich with resources, expertise and a skilled workforce. Already the sixth largest
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Poland: resilience and renaissance
Strong demand for retail stock expected to continue through to 2014
04/11/2013
Jones Lang LaSalle confirms the attractiveness of the Polish Retail Sector – we’re on the lookout for more British companies.   Retail stock growth is
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Strong demand for retail stock expected to continue through to 2014
A global upturn in economic conditions and investment in infrastructure
13/12/2013
HSBC Poland's John Rendall explains how important it is to make foreign businesses aware of the export opportunities in Poland, as illustrated by the latest Global
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A global upturn in economic conditions and investment in infrastructure

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Lulache: Romania’s long-term energy winning card
Lulache: Romania’s long-term energy winning card17/11/2014
Romania has strongly entered a new phase of economic growth, supported by a significant growth in GDP and rising expectations of capital market development since the initial
read more
Oxley: Poland – The rising star in a new global trade and investment world
Oxley: Poland – The rising star in a new global trade and investment world 13/10/2014
Once upon a time the mandarins of trade and investment focused on just that: the barometer was export and import and the balance between the two. Based on monthly stats we
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