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Richard Grieveson

About Richard Grieveson

Richard Grieveson is an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies — wiiw. His main area of research is CESEE country analysis and economic forecasting. In addition he works on economic history, European political economy, financial markets and convergence and transition in CESEE. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London, Birkbeck, a Master in Advanced International Studies from the University of Vienna and a BA in History from the University of Cambridge. Previously he worked as a Director in the Emerging Europe Sovereigns team at Fitch Ratings and was was a regional manager and lead analyst for Germany and Poland at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

EU-CEE Is Still Growing at a Healthy Rate

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A host of flash estimate GDP data released by Eurostat and national statistics offices on August 16th showed that the economies of EU-CEE had another highly impressive quarter of growth in April-June. In seasonally-adjusted terms, growth strengthened in relation to Q1 from already elevated levels in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and Bulgaria. In Romania and Slovakia momentum was unchanged relative to the previous three months, while in Lithuania and Hungary it slowed slightly. Data for the other EU-CEE economies—Slovenia, Estonia and Croatia—are not yet available. Continue reading EU-CEE Is Still Growing at a Healthy Rate