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    Romanian growth play Banca Transilvania, headquartered in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, is among those recommended by Erste Bank analysts.

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    This much is clear: European nation states are focusing on different ways of securing energy supplies for the long-term through a mix of politics and innovation.

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    Countries that have joined the European Union over the past few years have been touted as younger and more dynamic than their Western peers. The credit crunch has sifted the solid convergence plays from the very risky ones.

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    So what now for both teams? United have done the double and repeated the feats of their team in 1999. Their challenge will be motivating themselves to do it all again. For Chelsea they end the season without a trophy for the first time in three seasons. Motivation next season should not be an issue.

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    Red square may be surrounded by the Russian military,but inside things are very calm. Manchester United and Chelsea fans look relaxed ahead of the biggest game in English football history.

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    - Notes from an ECB groupie's travelog -

  • Up to 60 percent of Europeans may bank online by 2020, a level already reached by Sweden and Denmark today, Deutsche Bank said in a report on Tuesday.

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    When Rene Obermann took over Deutsche Telekom at the end of 2006 he was tasked with the firm's struggling domestic operations. But his non-domestic challenges have been—and continue to be—plentiful.

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    Private equity firms are hiring more staff in emerging markets to keep up with faster growth opportunities in Asia and Eastern Europe.

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    Ten billionaires failed to make Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 richest Russians that is led by those who built their fortunes on the country's metals resources.

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    A cash shortage among private-equity firms will slow down overall merger and acquisition activity even more this year, but investors looking for action should keep an eye on consolidation and strategic deals.

  • This Czech Republic-based television giant might as well be the Red Army when it comes to how well it blankets Eastern Europe.

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    The European Central Bank's mission to fight inflation prevents it from worrying about economic weakness. But an abrupt slowdown could anger politicians and endanger the central bank's very mandate.

  • The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.

  • The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.

  • We've interviewed a dozen property investors at this year's MIPIM and I can't help wondering if we're really getting the full story.

  • The latest sovereign wealth fund move underlines hemes at this year's MIPIM: where do the value opportunities lie a year after the credit crunch started to take hold, and who will emerge as the new dominant players?

  • Turkey looks set to be a good investment in the year ahead, as stocks have fallen heavily over the past few months, offering good buying opportunities, while the fundamentals look stronger than previously thought, analysts said on Tuesday.

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    One is cruising. The other is sputtering. One has lived up to its fabled name. The other is a shell of what it once represented. So why is the one that is struggling getting more attention than the one riding high? Because Rolls-Royce and Jaguar are in different places and facing different questions with their new models.

  • The 28,000 delegates can now start to discuss the real issue of the day. Who will throw the most fabulous party? And more importantly: how the devil are they making enough money to pay for it?