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Mario Holzner

About Mario Holzner

Mario Holzner is Deputy Director of wiiw. His research focuses on macroeconomic analysis, financial markets and income distribution and inequality. Mario Holzner is also a lecturer in applied econometrics at the University of Vienna, Department of Economics. He obtained his PhD at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2005.

Cautious Upturn in Emerging Europe Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty

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For the economies of emerging Europe, the international economic environment appears generally positive. In 2017-2018, GDP growth in the Euro area is expected to hover at around 1.7 per cent. The international financial markets have stabilised and the current economic mood is improving. Because of the global recovery, the US Fed is expected to increase interest rates further in 2017, while oil prices are likely to rise. In the EU, disbursements from the payments’ cycle of the European Structural and Investment Funds are only just beginning, indicating higher co-financed investments in the Central and Eastern European EU member states (EU-CEE) from this year onwards.

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