Archive for the ‘Hungary’ Category

China’s Billions Help Xi Make Useful Friends in Eastern Europe

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on China’s growing business relationships with Serbia and Hungary: It’s 10 a.m. and the high-speed train leaves Belgrade’s new, glass-and-steel station right on time. Thirty-six minutes later it pulls into Serbia’s northern city of Novi Sad, the first completed section of a 350 kilometer-long (217 mile) upgrade going up to […]

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Hungary and Mexico: Keys To BYD’s Global Dominance

Via CNN, an article on how Hungary and Mexico could help BYD crack the global market: More than 5,000 electric vehicles were loaded onto a giant shipping carrier in China this week and sent to ports in Europe. The cars come from BYD, the Chinese carmaker that is backed by Warren Buffett and has surpassed Tesla as […]

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BYD, a Chinese Powerhouse in Electric Cars, Will Build a Plant in Hungary

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on BYD’s announcement that it will build a plant in Hungary: BYD, China’s electric-vehicle juggernaut, said Friday it would build an assembly plant in Hungary, its first production facility for battery-powered cars in Europe and the latest sign of the company’s ambitious plans to expand beyond Asia. […]

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Emerging Europe: Standout Emerging Market Region This Year

Courtesy of Schroders, commentary on emerging Europe, a bright spot in a challenging year for emerging markets: It has been a tough year for global emerging markets (EM) given a combination of strong US performance, and weak China performance. Dispersion of returns within the EM universe has been wide, and there have been winners and […]

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Hungary’s Mission to Create Europe’s Battery Hub, Whatever the Cost

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a look at how Hungary is going all in to become one of the world’s biggest suppliers for EVs, and Viktor Orban won’t let anything get in the way: Next to fields of corn and sunflowers near the city of Debrecen in eastern Hungary, workers in hard hats pour concrete into the […]

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Why Chinese EV Battery Manufacturers Are Flocking to Hungary

Via Rest of World, a look at how Chinese EV battery firms are being drawn to Hungary’s access to European automakers, government subsidies, and favorable relations with China: As Chinese EV companies go global, many battery manufacturers are expanding to Hungary. Strong bilateral relations and a favorable business environment have made Hungary an appealing destination […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.