• Connecting the dots: Business Aviation in CEE

    Business aviation might be a niche market, but one with remarkable growth numbers and potential. According to the European Business Aviation Association (, the European business aviation field generated a turnover of EUR 100 bn in 2016 and offered 400,000 highly skilled jobs. As the world economy is back on a growth track, so is […]

  • Ewald Nowotny, Governor of Austrian National Bank: High degree of FX saving and borrowing in CESEE households but banks are disciplined

    When it comes to sharing expertise on CEE, the 23rd “Euromoney Central and Eastern European Forum” which took place on 16 and 17 January in Vienna, was the place to be. In the course of this forum prominent issuers, investors, financial intermediaries and policy makers discussed, debated and analysed key issues the CEE markets are […]

  • Economic development in CEE

    Peter Brezinschek, chief analyst at Raiffeisen RESEARCH, gives an economic outlook on the current situation of the CEE region. Moreover, he answers our questions regarding the development of the Austrian economy and tells us what’s happening on the global markets. Enjoy watching our video.

  • Bitcoin – a sustainable investment?

    Raiffeisen Bank International’s chief analyst Peter Brezinschek about his view on the current Bitcoin boom: The name Bitcoin is on everyone’s lips. It represents more than 1,000 other digital currencies that have been developed over the past decade or so as a private response to the loss of confidence in the money system as a […]

  • 4 questions about Hungary’s economic outlook

    Zoltan Török, Head of Research at Raiffeisen Bank in Hungary, spoke with us about the economic development in 2017 in Hungary, gave us an economic outlook for 2017 and told us which sectors/segments are doing particularly well. Watch for yourself! Are you interested in what Zrinka Zivkovic Matijevic, Head of Research at Raiffeisen Bank in […]

  • 4 questions about Croatia’s economy

    Zrinka Zivkovic Matijevic, Head of Research at Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia, talks about the economic development, the outlook for 2018 and surprises on the Croatian market. Are you interested in what Zoltan Török, Head of Research at Raiffeisen Bank in Hungary has to say about Hungary’s economic development and outlook? Then see for yourself here.  

  • Hungary: Loose policy mix helps growth now – may hinder it later

    Matthias Reith, Analyst for Austria, Euro area and Central European countries at RBI in Vienna recently held discussions with public sector officials in Budapest. Reith and Zoltán Török, Head of Research at Raiffeisen Bank in Budapest discuss the key issues the Hungarian economy is facing going forward.  At present the Central European (CE) region enjoys […]

  • Austrian economy running on all cylinders

    “The Austrian economy is currently in a very good shape,” says Matthias Reith, financial analyst at RBI. With real GDP growth of 0.8% qoq in both Q2 and Q3 (Wifo trend business cycle component) business cycle dynamics in the first nine month of 2017 were as strong as in the respective period of 2011. Consequently, […]

  • History repeats itself

    Peter Brezinschek, Head of Global RESEARCH at Raiffeisen Bank International, on the macroeconomic situation in the CEE region and Austria. As in the first quarter, the dynamics in CE and in most national economies in SEE accelerated once again in the second quarter. Private consumption driven by significant growth in employment and the wage increases […]