riskandforecast

IMF

Montenegro  16/02/10

Montenegro trades barbs with IMF in loan negotiations

Montenegro’s loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund hang in the balance after the IMF pinpointed several shortcomings in Montenegrin finances....
Kosovo  28/01/10

US Trip of Montenegrin PM is Seen as a Success

While the decision to establish diplomatic relations with Kosovo has heightened tensions with Serbia in the short term, the move scored political points in both Washington and Brussels....
 
Macedonia (FYROM)  21/01/10

IMF: Macedonia’s Economy Will Probably Grow in 2010

Macedonia’s economy will probably emerge from recession in 2010, with GDP growing by 2% for the year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s latest annual review....
Romania  21/01/10

Parliament Approves 2010 Budget in Romania

Lawmakers finally passed the 2010 budget on January 10 and have sent it to President Bãsescu....
 
Hungary  21/01/10

In pre-election spending they trust

Hungary is still catching its breath from its near-miraculous feat of finishing 2009 at the target budget deficit of 3.9% of GDP, but investor applause is muted....
Hungary  08/12/09

2010 Budget Passed in Hungary

The smooth passage of the 2010 budget marks the beginning of the end for the Bajnai cabinet. The budget was the government’s last major hurdle....
 
Romania  08/12/09

Presidential Vote Fails to Resolve Political Deadlock

Hopes that Romania's presidential election would break the political logjam were dashed as accusations of election fraud undermine the credibility of incumbent President Băsescu’s slim victory....
Romania  18/11/09

Most Significant Risk Factors that Could Hinder Economic Recovery in Romania

Acute political instability, risk of insolvency and lack of political transparency with misuse of funds and electoral fraud are the crucial risk factors that could hinder economic recovery in Romania....
 
Hungary  11/11/09

Most Significant Risk Factors that Could Hinder Economic Recovery in Hungary

Large inactive population, high and badly structured state redistribution, corruption, possible ethnic tensions and the emergence of the far-right are the key risk factors in Hungary....
Serbia  03/11/09

The government has stabilized the political and economic situation in Serbia

Serbian parliamentary leaders are able to suppress internal coalition disagreements, but a cabinet reshuffle cannot be ruled out. Ministers of the G17+ could be replaced by more loyal politicians....
 
Poland  03/11/09

Polish Privatisation Revenues Appear to Be Overestimated

The Polish government wants to sell its stakes in several large companies to help restrain the country's widening budget deficit, but the plan is endangered by financial and political factors. Foreign...
Kosovo  22/10/09

Stable Macedonian Government, but Clashes over an Encyclopaedia

The Macedonian Government and the economy remains stable, but the Macedonian Encyclopaedia caused stirs in the coalition. There were also positive developments in EU integration and Kosovan matters...
 
Hungary  19/10/09

Conflicts within MSZP consolidate the Hungarian PM's position

The break-up of the Budapest MSZP-SZDSZ coalition will not have a tangible effect on the passage of the 2010 budget, a majority of the SZDSZ faction in Parliament is expected to support the budget....
Montenegro  07/10/09

Stable Montenegrin Government, worrisome economic trends

The government seems stable now, and the opposition is busy with themselves for now. However, the economic problems are growing continuously, and they could pose serious problems in the near future....
 
Bulgaria  06/10/09

Different recovery paths in the CEE region

The IMF revised its global growth prognosis in the autumn edition of World Economic Outlook. Recovery in Europe could be slower than the world average because of economic rigidity. The CEE countries s...

Rising Tensions in Bosnia-Herczegovina

Bosnians will be potentially able to enter the EU without a visa starting May 2010, but the domestic troubles over the necessary austerity measures trump the agenda....
 
Hungary  11/09/09

2010 budget passage is all but certain in Hungary

In light of key figures the 2010 budget is not going to fall prey to the upcoming election campaign; it is a tough austerity budget proposing to cut spending to the tune of HUF 400 billion....
Macedonia (FYROM)  24/08/09

Foreign Investment in Macedonia Shrinks

Foreign investment in Macedonia fell 50% Jan-May 2009 y-o-y. This trend adds weight and pressure to the criticisms against PM Gruevski’s government that it cannot handle the crisis well....
 
Romania  24/08/09

Romania-IMF Deal Struck

Romania and the IMF amended the loan deal to allow for a larger budget deficit. However, the intensifying campaign before the upcoming presidential elections can further delay stabilizing measures....
Romania  24/08/09

Campaign amid Economic Hardship in Romania

The presidential candidates’ campaign went on also during the stay of the IMF mission in Bucharest....
 
 

Log in



Search




Latest blog posts

Fidesz: Can the struggle with Jobbik be won?

Vote now, ask questions later

We are on the new Digg!


In the media

Criticism of 'xenophobic' Hungary mounts after border clashes (September 17)

Austrumeiropiešu noskaņojums pret bēgļiem (September 12)

Flüchtlinge in Ungarn: Sind unsere Nachbarn wirklich so böse? (September 12)

Hungary's Orban plays for high stakes with tough stance on migrants (September 8)

Ungarns Flüchtlingschaos: Willkommenskultur à la Guantanamo (September 7)

VISEGRAD: Orban's cynical game may yet backfire (September 7)

Unabashed Viktor Orban stands firm on migrants (September 4)

Hungary’s prime minister becomes Europe’s Donald Trump (September 4)

„Fără politici coerente, criza refugiaţilor poate exploda“ (September 3)

RTL Nieuws - 19:30 uur (September 2)

Węgry.Ekspert: rząd zabiega o korzyści polityczne w związku z imigracją (September 2)



Our Regional Branches

Political Capital Headquarters

Political Capital Bulgaria

Political Capital South-Eastern Europe

Political Capital Gulf


Countries

Albania
Bahrain
Bosnia-Herczegovina
Bulgaria
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Dubai
Estonia
Europe
France
GCC
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kosovo
Kuwait
Latvia
Lithuania
Lybia
Macedonia (FYROM)
Montenegro
Oman
Poland
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Syria
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States