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Bulgaria  13/07/10

Bulgarian Property Market Mired in Financial Crisis

Bulgarian real-estate sales sank 15.5% in the first half of 2010 compared to the first six months of 2009, according to new data from the Bulgarian Registry Agency....
Bahrain  01/07/10

Bahrain’s fund reports massive losses

The announcement by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, that it's losses increased by almost half a billion dollars confirms reports and analyses that the smallest GCC faces serious economic challenges....
 
Hungary  15/06/10

Bungling geniuses

Barely two weeks in office, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's administration has experienced a change of fortunes so rapid that onlookers might get whiplash....
Hungary  05/06/10

Hungarian Govt Plans Drastic Response to HUF Crisis

Political Capital expects the Hungarian government reacts to the crisis fast and will announce austerity measures to stabilize the budget and the exchange rate. ...
 
Dubai  01/06/10

Dubai Holding unit requests a loan repayment standstill

Dubai International Group, part of Dubai Holding, has announced it plans to ask for a standstill on payments on loans that are due in June....
Macedonia (FYROM)  06/04/10

Macedonia's Economy Registered 1.2% Growth

Macedonia registered year-on-year GDP growth of 1.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009. However, it is too early for the country to claim that its economy has completely recovered from the economic crisis...
 
Dubai  01/04/10

Dubai World restructuring deal offers no long-term solution

Dubai government appears to have solved an immediate debt repayment issue as it effectively takes control of some Dubai World entities....
Hungary  24/03/10

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

Hungary’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) regained pre-crisis levels in March 2010....
 
Oman  18/03/10

Blue City close to liquidation

The eminent liquidation of the Blue City project represents the failure of the country’s flagship and first venture into master-plan developments....
Greece  03/03/10

The impact of the Greek crisis on Hungary

Hungary, which was close to bankruptcy at the end of 2008, made brutal spending cuts. The Greek government meanwhile responded to the crisis with lavishly spending money that it did not have....
 
Dubai  01/03/10

Dubai World debt proposal still not finalized

Contradictory remarks by the Dubai government and Dubai World are further indication that issues of governance, transparency and communications are not being addressed....
Dubai  01/03/10

Nakheel may defer repayment of sukuks maturing in May

Nakheel has indicated that it may not pay back the Islamic bonds – sukuks, which mature in May 2010. A default by Nakheel could trigger an array of downgrades of Dubai government-related entities....
 
Risk Watch  01/03/10

Arabtec suspends Nakheel work

The stoppage of work by Arabtec on Nakheel projects indicate that the Dubai problems in general are far from over and that chances of a quick recovery are remote....
Bulgaria  19/02/10

Bulgarian GDP Nosedives in 2009

Bulgarian GDP fell 5.1% in 2009 year-on-year – contracting for the first time since 1997, when GDP shrank 5.6%, according to preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI)....
 
Czech Republic  19/02/10

Election Campaign Does Not Favour the Czech Economy

The Czech economy unexpectedly contracted 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2009. This followed two quarterly increases that had pulled the country out of recession....
Romania  19/02/10

Light at the End of the Tunnel in Romania

Romania’s economy is on the path to recovery at long last, but the government still faces a rough road ahead....
 
Romania  19/02/10

IMF Review Positive for Romania

Romania can expect the long-awaited third and fourth installments of its stand-by loan from the IMF after the Fund gave Romania’s economy a favorable review last month....
Albania  15/02/10

Support for the Macedonian Government Remains High

The latest polls show the greatest number of Macedonians supporting the governing coalition, but some of them indicate the main opposition party is closing the gap....
 
Dubai  15/02/10

British Business Secretary Calls Dubai to Solve its Problems

The call by British Business Secretary Lord Mandelson calling on Dubai to resolve its debt problem puts further pressure on Dubai to put its act together....

UAE moves to scrap Emaritisation of private sector

The UAE has indicated that it will scrap current regulations that force large companies to employ local Emaratis....
 
 

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