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News Romania records Europe’s strongest GDP growth in Q4 2020
17
Feb
2021

Romania records Europe’s strongest GDP growth in Q4 2020

by Property Forum
In the fourth quarter of 2020, seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. These declines follow a strong rebound in the third quarter of 2020 (+12.4% in the euro area and +11.5% in the EU) and the sharpest decreases since the time series started in 1995 observed in the second quarter of 2020 (-11.7% in the euro area and -11.4% in the EU). According to the first estimation of annual growth for 2020, based on seasonally and calendar adjusted quarterly data, GDP fell by 6.8% in the euro area and 6.4% in the EU.
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News Polish construction industry likely to recover in H2 2021
01
Feb
2021

Polish construction industry likely to recover in H2 2021

by Property Forum
December turned out to be a good month for construction companies and producers of building materials, according to the latest monthly report by research company Spectis, “Construction market in Poland – February 2021”. However, the outlook for the construction industry in 2021 remains moderately bleak, mostly because of a high comparison base of Q1 2020. That the second half of the year could see an upturn is yet suggested by higher order books reported by the top 20 construction companies.
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News CEE economies to grow robustly in 2021 and beyond
14
Jan
2021

CEE economies to grow robustly in 2021 and beyond

by Property Forum
The stable 2021 outlook for sovereigns in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reflects their robust economic growth prospects and strengthened ability to carry and reduce debt, which make their credit profiles resilient to the sharp deterioration of their public finances in 2020, Moody's Investors Service said in a report published today. Ageing populations and structural economic change will remain longer-term challenges for the region.
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News CEE manufacturing PMIs show stalled recovery at the end of Q3 2020
02
Oct
2020

CEE manufacturing PMIs show stalled recovery at the end of Q3 2020

by Property Forum
Manufacturing PMIs in CEE showed that the recovery slowed at the end of Q3 2020 and the carryover to Q4 2020 was small (and even negative in some cases). This assessment pertains also to the outlook, with new orders and output expectations either rising less or showing a slower recovery in September than in the previous months, according to Dan Bucsa, Chief CEE Economist at UniCredit Bank in London.
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News Hungary to create flexible home office regulations
03
Sep
2020

Hungary to create flexible home office regulations

by Property Forum
Employers may not unilaterally order employees to work from home even in case of a strong resurgence of coronavirus infections and this would require a mutual agreement under new remote work rules that can now be considered final. Home officing would also be supported by a lump sum payment of overhead costs to the tune of HUF 16,100 (around €45) per month, tax-free. There are, however, still question marks regarding health and safety issues, local daily Magyar Nemzet reports.
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News Austrian PMI sinks to record low
08
May
2020

Austrian PMI sinks to record low

by Property Forum
UniCredit Bank Austria's Purchasing Managers' Index sink to a record low of 31.6 points in April. A strong rebound is expected from Q3 2020 after the easing of lockdown restrictions.
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News Hungary to reintroduce 5% VAT rate for certain residential projects
16
Apr
2020

Hungary to reintroduce 5% VAT rate for certain residential projects

by Property Forum
For residential developments executed in brownfield zones a VAT rate of 5% will apply instead of the normal 27%, the Minister of the Prime Minister's Office announced today.
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News Are we slowly getting back to normal?
16
Apr
2020

Are we slowly getting back to normal?

by Property Forum
After the first loosening measures of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, more countries of the region plan to start gradually scaling back the regulations imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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News Hungary to weather the storm better than most, IMF says
15
Apr
2020

Hungary to weather the storm better than most, IMF says

by Property Forum
Hungary's economy could rebound with 4.2% GDP growth in 2021 following a 3.1% contraction this year, according to a forecast by the International Monetary Fund published on Tuesday. According to the IMF, Hungary's economy is surprisingly resilient to the crisis, with only Serbia expected to do slightly better this year in the region.
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News CEE countries start to loosen lockdown measures
14
Apr
2020

CEE countries start to loosen lockdown measures

by Property Forum
Countries in CEE acted early by closing their borders and introducing lockdown measures in response to the pandemic. Now, Austria and the Czech Republic are among the first in Europe to begin lifting their coronavirus restrictions.
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New leases

  • Gemini Park Tarnów will see the debut of the first Unisono shop in eastern Małopolska. The new tenant will occupy a 152 sqm unit. The store will open later this year.
  • The Gemini Park Tychy shopping centre is extending cooperation with its long-standing partner, the Silesia Jeans brand. The multibrand, which offers brands such as Levi's, Mustang, Lee and Wrangler, will soon open its second shop in the Tychy mall. The new store will be filled with clothes and accessories from two American fashion brands: Tommy Jeans and Calvin Klein Jeans. The new unit will be 140 sqm in size and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Building E belonging to the Nowy Rynek complex developed by Skanska in Poznań, although still under construction, is already attracting its future tenants. The international company Wunderman Thompson Technology will open its office here on approximately 2,000 sqm.

New appointments

  • 108 Agency promoted Matej Indra to Head of Industrial Agency for the Czech Republic.
  • Michał Ozimek has joined the Valuation department at Corees Polska - Commercial Real Estate, taking up the position of Senior Valuation & Investment Analyst. Working in the agency's Warsaw branch, he will be responsible for supporting processes related to the development of property valuations.
  • P3 Logistic Parks strengthens its team in Poland. Having worked as Deputy Head of Leasing since 2019, Iwona Sadowska has now been promoted to the position of Head of Leasing.


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