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  • Zloty Boost Punishes Speculators: Economist     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:30 AM ET

    Mateusz Szczurek, CEE chief economist at ING, told CNBC that the Polish central bank had justified its decision to prop-up the zloty on the grounds that it needed to "punish speculators".

  • The Euro and Cars Put Slovakia on the Map Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | 8:22 PM ET
    UNSPECIFIED - FEBRUARY 07: Cathedral in a city, St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia (Photo by DEA / W.BUSS/De Agostini/Getty Images)

    Slovakia is now, together with the Czech Republic, considered a  relative safe haven, more so than many other countries, both in Central and Eastern Europe and in the euro zone.

  • Poland's Miracle Growth Predicted to Slow   Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | 8:22 PM ET
    Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Poland faces parliamentary elections on Oct. 9, but any new government will have to show restraint in spending public money, analysts said.

  • A logo of Hungarian Natianal Bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank, MNB) is seen on the wall of the MNB's headquarter in Budapest on July 19, 2010. Fruitless talks with the International Monetary Fund on access to a crucial loan package put pressure on the Hungarian forint, with analysts warning of further uncertainty in coming months. Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy insisted however that the "talks did not break down but they have been suspended. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATT

    Hungary's government has raised a lot of eyebrows among investors since it came to power in May 2010.

  • Czech Republic: 'Switzerland of Eastern Europe' Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    With the Swiss National Bank setting a ceiling for the Swiss franc's appreciation against the euro, the need for new safe havens has become acute, and the Czech Republic, with its strong economy and stable currency, is emerging as a contender.

  • Mark Mobius: Investment Strategy for Eastern Europe Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | 8:19 PM ET
    Markl Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets

    Central and Eastern Europe is still a place where investors can make money but they have to choose their sectors and stocks carefully, emerging markets specialist investor Mark Mobius told CNBC.com in an interview.

  • Investors Are Courting the Former 'Ugly Ducklings' Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | 8:10 PM ET
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    Central and Eastern Europe have been known as a turbo-charged version of Western Europe: when Western economies merely grow, the Eastern European ones boom. When things are bad in the West, they're awful in the East.

  • Geithner Meeting In Poland     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 11:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the meeting in Poland between Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and European finance ministers. Weighing in on what the summit means for global investors, with Louise Cooper, BGC Partners market analyst; CNBC's Steve Liesman and Simon Hobbs.

  • Euro Collapse Could Lead to War: Polish FinMin Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:08 AM ET
    A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    A collapse of Europe's monetary union would likely lead to a breakup of the European Union as a whole, posing significant risks to the region and even raising the possibility of war in the long term, Poland’s Finance Minister told CNBC.

  • 'Leaner and Stronger' Eastern Europe a Buy: Analyst Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    In 2008, Eastern Europe was in the throes of a major financial crisis. Burdened with public and private debt, Hungary, Latvia and Romania had to be bailed out by the IMF; they faced severe austerity measures and high unemployment. Fast forward three years and Eastern Europe seems in much better shape, while the West faces the most serious financial challenge since the establishment of the European Union.

  • CEE Is 'Turbo-Charged Western Europe': Strategist Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:08 AM ET
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    Worries about Western Europe have spilled into countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the region's fate is tightly linked to that of its main exporting market, Wike Groenenberg, head of CEEMEA strategy at Citi, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • 'Turbo-Charged' Western Europe     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 3:15 AM ET

    When Western Europe is doing well, Central and Eastern Europe is doing better and things are much worse in CEE when countries in Western Europe struggle, Wike Groenenberg, head of CEEMEA strategy at Citi, told CNBC.

  • Won Wafts Higher, Dollar Droops Friday, 22 Apr 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    The won is wafting close to new highs, but the greenback still has the blues. Time for your Earth Day FX Fix.

  • Afraid of Euro Break-Up? Buy Eastern Europe Debt Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 AM ET
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    While periphery euro zone countries are drowning in a sea of debt and investor reluctance, Eastern Europe – which two years ago sent shockwaves through markets – is now shining away from the limelight.