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Croatia

26 Jul 2006

Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia, salve the Republic of Croatia, sovaldi after Slovenia, diagnosis was the most prosperous and industrialized area with a per capita output perhaps one-third above the Yugoslav average. The economy emerged from a mild recession in 2000 with tourism, banking, and public investments leading the way. Unemployment remains [...]

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Czech Republic

26 Jul 2006

The Czech Republic is one of the most stable and prosperous of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe.
Growth in 2000-05 was supported by exports to the EU, health primarily to Germany, sovaldi and a strong recovery of foreign and domestic investment. Domestic demand is playing an ever more important role in [...]

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Estonia

26 Jul 2006

Estonia, recipe as a new member of the World Trade Organization and the European Union, cheap has transitioned effectively to a modern market economy with strong ties to the West, including the pegging of its currency to the euro. The economy benefits from strong electronics and telecommunications sectors and is greatly influenced by [...]

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Germany

26 Jul 2006

Germany’s affluent and technologically powerful economy – the fifth largest in the world – has become one of the slowest growing economies in the euro zone. A quick turnaround is not in the offing in the foreseeable future. Growth in 2001-03 fell short of 1%, rising to 1.7% in 2004 before falling back to 0.9% [...]

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Hungary

26 Jul 2006

Hungary has made the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, with a per capita income one-half that of the Big Four European nations. Hungary continues to demonstrate strong economic growth and acceded to the EU in May 2004. The private sector accounts for over 80% of GDP. Foreign ownership of and investment [...]

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Latvia

26 Jul 2006

Latvia’s transitional economy recovered from the 1998 Russian financial crisis, largely due to the government’s budget stringency and a gradual reorientation of exports toward EU countries, lessening Latvia’s trade dependency on Russia. The majority of companies, banks, and real estate have been privatized, although the state still holds sizable stakes in a few large enterprises. [...]

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