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Brexit could be good news for M&A scene in SEE

For more than three years Brexit has remained a hot topic not only from a political perspective, but also from a business one. Read more

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SEE banks post robust profit growth, Banca Transilvania emerges as leader

Romania’s Banca Transilvania replaced Banca Comerciala Romana as the largest bank by assets in SEE in a ranking which otherwise saw little changes at the top. Read more

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Regulatory trends in EU banking sector affecting SEE: Compliance, innovation, costs and consolidation

2018 and 2019 have been marked by major compliance changes on EU level such as the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 and the continuing implementation into national laws of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML). Read more

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Serbian companies lift transport, metals to top of most profitable industries ranking

The transport sector soared seven places to the top of this year’s edition of the profitability ranking of Southeast Europe’s industries, mainly backed by a new entrant to the SEE TOP 100 list – Serbia’s Aerodrom Nikola Tesla. Read more

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Why showcasing success is key to attracting investment

It’s all about profit, isn’t it? Companies, all of those included in this TOP 100 report in particular, are looking to make profit and expand. Read more

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SEE companies’ revenue per capita rises, Slovenian companies dominate ranking

Slovenian companies continued to dominate the SEE TOP 100 per capita ranking in 2018. Slovenia, an EU–member state of some two million, and the only eurozone member state in SEE… Read more

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Slovenian insurance giants fend off growing competition to top SEE GWP rankin

Southeast Europe’s biggest insurers boasted another year of record-high gross written premiums (GWP), as the region bucked the global economic slowdown in 2018. Read more

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Brexit in SEE media: Moldovan outlets muse over Dacia car sales in UK, Bosnianworry about EUFOR’s future

This analysis looks into the most popular words and phrases in Brexit-related articles in Southеast European media in March-August of 2019, which reflect the dominant attitudes in the respective countries and the region as a whole. Read more

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SEE poised for slowdown in M&A activity after record-high 2018

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Southeast Europe (SEE) accelerated in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, as total transactions value exceeded 13 billion euro, but the first half of 2019 showed signs of a slowdown. Read more

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Aerodrom Nikola Tesla leads revenue gainers after pocketing hefty concession fee

Serbia’s Aerodrom Nikola Tesla joined this year’s edition of the SEE TOP 100 ranking following a sevenfold increase of revenue. Read more

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2018: Rising personal incomes propel sales of SEE TOP 100 to new highs, profits grow faster than revenues

Steady, consumption-led economic growth and increasing wages brought record-high sales to the top companies in Southeast Europe (SEE) in 2018, giving them room to continue to expand their operations. Read more

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New entrant leads money makers ranking

Two Serbian representatives lead the SEE TOP 100 ranking of the most profitable companies in 2018 following massive financial injections by foreign investors. Read more

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Chinese investment in SEE – roads, coal and debt

The way companies communicate with their clients via their own social media channels has a growing impact upon businesses’ overall reputation…
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Is South East Europe catching up with the global rise of corporate renewable energy procurement

The way companies communicate with their clients via their own social media channels has a growing impact upon businesses’ overall reputation…
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Bulgarian banks assume diversified approaches to retaining trust on social media

The way companies communicate with their clients via their own social media channels has a growing impact upon businesses’ overall reputation…
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Realising tomorrow today – Getting financial institutions ready for digital revolution

Today’s banking systems evolved from the first merchants bartering and carrying goods between early villages and towns, into the tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar banks across…
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Online Banking – SEE banks’ main fintech service holds untapped potential

By Valentin Stamov, Senior Business Analyst, SeeNews Online, or internet banking in Southeast Europe (SEE) is on the rise and the market has still a lot of room to grow as it is far from the EU-average level. Internet banking … Read more

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SocGen, OTP deals stir M&A market, Greek banks continue to divest SEE assets

The consolidation of the banking sector in Southeast Europe (SEE) continued full steam in 2018, as most deals were related to the ongoing divestment of assets by…
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PSD 2 Transforming the payment services market: How does the payment services sector in Bulgaria adapt

Directive (EU) 2015/ 2366 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 25, 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD 2”), which entered… Read more

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SEE TOP 100 Banks: Profits hit all-time highs as loans grow

The banks in Southeast Europe (SEE) put up a solid performance in 2018, operating in an improving economic environment amid high liquidity and in the absence of major external or internal shocks. Read more