3 Countries Triumphing in Eastern Europe

3 Countries Triumphing in Eastern Europe
The Central and Eastern European region, or CEE, is comprised of 12 post-communist countries and has been experiencing rapid expansion in the last few decades, with GDP growth rivaling that of the United States and the eurozone. In this video, Joanna Sawicka, emerging Europe research analysts at U.S. Global Investors, focuses in on Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic – three of the fastest growing countries in CEE. Joanna highlights that economic development in the region is supported by strong consumer spending, low unemployment, fast growing wages and fiscal stimulus.

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3 Countries Triumphing in Eastern Europe