Wed, 19 Oct 2011: Tallinn as horseshoe center…

The state lacks direct access to world seas where cargo transport is more favorable. Estonia has the deepest ports in the Baltic Sea, and since Kazakhs are interested in selling an average of 100...

Wed, 3 Aug 2011: Defenses boosted…

After the 2008 fall of Lehman Brothers, a subsequent flight from risky assets knocked a quarter or more off the value of currencies across the region versus the euro and drove debt yields to multi...

Thu, 17 Dec 2009: British expansion fueled on caffeine…

The prospective deal is estimated to be worth around 32 million pounds (35.2 million euros). The takeover would allow further business expansion for Whitbread, which is looking to increase the n...

Wed, 5 Aug 2009: Drastic cuts made in airport expansion forecast…

This additional capital would allow airBaltic to "solidify its position as one of the leading airlines in central Europe," he says. Gerhards adds that the state carrier operated last year at a l...

Wed, 10 Jan 2007: PKN Orlen signs supply agreement…

The agreement gives PKN Orlen, the largest fuel and gasoline retailer in Central Europe, the exclusive right to supply Mazeikiu Nafta, the largest corporation in the Baltics, with crude oil. Th...

Wed, 30 Aug 2006: Taking counsel: European companies popular in Europe, but not in Lithuan…

This follows a decision a few years ago to adopt the laws on the European Economic Interest Grouping and on European Companies. The procedure of establishing a European company is quite long. It...

Wed, 29 Mar 2006: Latvia at a crossroads of West and East in rich investors’ hunting…

Indeed, Latvia is still waiting for the "big guys" to come. According to some estimates, West European and U.S. institutional investors have set the allocation targets for Central and Eastern Euro...

Wed, 3 Aug 2005: EBRD bails out of Lietuvos Telekomas…

"Since then the company has continued its transformation into a prominent telecom provider in Central Europe through modernization and development," he noted. EBRD originally acquired the stake in...

Wed, 20 Jul 2005: British company buys Coffee Nation…

"The goal of our company is to open some 300-350 coffee bars in Central Europe," said Wortington, adding that the company plans to have 50 cafes by 2006. He added that although Latvia was a crucia...

Thu, 11 Sep 2003: Foreign direct investment in Eastern Europe at record high…

But it said that the Central and Eastern European region,still coping with the economic legacy of decades of communist rule, couldsee investment inflows reach close to $30 billion in 2004 as inves...

Thu, 19 Jun 2003: East European pension reforms…

In some sectors favored by the state regimes, workers retired even younger.The first wave of pension reforms came in the mid-1990s. A second wave is now in preparation in countries like the Czech ...

Thu, 15 May 2003: Visa cards hit milestone…

According to Visa's calculations, the number of transactions in Latvia at retail outlets in 2002 was the highest in the Baltic and Central European region at 46 percent of the total Visa transacti...

Thu, 8 May 2003: Austria booming thanks to EU enlargement…

The country's unemployment rate is 4.3 percent.As a neighbor of Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Austria is trying to cash in on these smaller economies in transition, which are...

Thu, 13 Mar 2003: Stock exchanges search for strategic partners…

There are six or seven attractive, well-traded shares," he said.Erste Bank analyst Henning Esskuchen said each of Central Europe's exchanges had at most a "handful of interesting deals" to offer, ...

Thu, 9 Sep 1999: Macroeconomic news makes markets nervous…

Instead, it was more in line with the style employed by the British tabloids. The report was based on anonymous sources and pinned the reason for devaluation on the business interests of Latvian P...

Thu, 15 Jul 1999: Insurers find white knight investor…

It has also undertaken to have the required 80 million kroons in an account in a respectable bank."These conditions are acceptable to us and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't trust the buyer...

Thu, 15 Jul 1999: Swedes, Estonians buckle up together…

"Norma used to cooperate with one big unstable client, Russia. Autoliv enables the company to expand to the West and also to Central-Europe," said Sumberg.Last year Norma's sales reached 483 milli...

Thu, 28 Jan 1999: Infrastructure companies should save markets?…

Given the expected issue price and the company's expected 1999 earnings, Estonian Telekom could be one of best telecom investments in Central Europe.Investors in Riga are looking towards the appe...
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