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Romania’s economy on the upswing

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The economy of Romania appears to be entering a period of growth. According to the World Bank reports, Romania has a forecasted economic growth rate of 2.8% as of this June. 

Rijeka, Croatia to build two new football facilities

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The city of Rijeka in western Croatia will soon be opening up bids on a development project to build two separate football facilities.

Golf in Czech Republic Finds Renewed Popularity

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The D+D Real Czech Masters will bring the European Tour back to the Czech Republic this August. It will be the first time since 1997 that the European Tour has come to the country.

Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix will soon take its first lap

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This month, tickets will go on sale for the first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. The race will be held on 12 October, 2014, the 100th anniversary of the last Russian Grand Prix. 

Growth for Russian Golf Irrigation

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ENGO Russia is the newest distributor of Toro products. Since March 1st, 2014, ENGO has been the official distributor in the Russian Federation of Toro Golf Irrigation products.

PEAK Sport reports success at ISPO

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PEAK Sports, the official supplier of the German Basketball Federation, appeared at ISPO Munich to take advantage of the international audience for launching their 2014 world-wide marketing campaign.

Mifa saved by Hero Cycles

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Indian bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles is expanding its global reach by purchasing shares in the German company Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke (Mifa). 

Van Shop Riot finds best skaters in retail

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Skate shop retail staff in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Netherlands competed in a skate battle contest through the 2014 Van Shop Riot. 

World University Cycling Championships adds new race in Poland

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This year’s World University Cycling Championships will be taking place in Poland, from July 9th to 13th. Cyclists from all over the world will be competing, with competitors from over 20 countries.

Polar V800 your new training coach

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Polar launches new model designed to increase training productivity and motivation which is expect to be popular in the Central European market.

Sports direct expands into Central Eastern Europe

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The UK's largest Sports retailer Sports direct is continuing its expansion into the Central Eastern Europe region and now has 30 stores in 5 CEE countries.

Asics’ see's sales growth in Central Europe and Russia

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Asics Europe is experiencing robust growth in the Central European markets with Poland and Russia performing partially well for the this leading brand.

Nike appoints new VP and General Manager for CEE

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Top US sports brand Nike has appointed new Vice President and General Manager for Central and Eastern Europe Mr Marc van Pappelendam. 

E.U. losing faith in China’s economy

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The European Union Chamber of Commerce has released the results of their “Business Confidence Survey,” revealing that European companies have a lack of confidence in the business climate of China. Leading companies have indicated that it has become increasingly difficult to do business in China because of the increasing cost of human resources, and the recent slowdown in the Chinese economy.&n

Head sales on the rise in Germany

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Head NV, a leading global manufacturer of premium sports equipment and apparel, is reporting rising sales in Germany. An increase of 6.6 percent has been announced, bringing total sales to €39 million in 2013. 

New Polish distributor for Dahon

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Dahon a leading manufacturer of folding bikes has recently announced a new distributor for Poland.  Dahon  which has been manufacturing folding bikes in Taiwan since 1982 has agreed that Arkus & Romet will distribute their bikes in Poland. 

Taiwan bicycle and sporting goods manufacturers increase exports to Poland

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Bicycle and Sporting goods manufacturers from Taiwan are increasing their market share in exports to Poland.

Toray of Japan invests in the Czech Republic

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The Japanese manufacturer of Sports high performance fibres has opened a new manufacturing plant in Prostĕjov, Czech Republic. The new plant and subsidiary in Czech will be called Toray Textiles Central Europe subsidiary, the new facilities will manufacturer carbon fibre textiles and will be sold on the market in 2014.

Nike opens a new Flagship store in Berlin

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Nike has opened a new flagship store “Nike Berlin” in Berlin’s upmarket Tauentzienstraße road. The store has 3 floors with a combined sales area of 2,600 square meters. Football occupies a major part of the store with one floor dedicated to the sport. As well as Nike normal range Nike Berlin will also focus on Nike+ Fuelband SE, a service center to personalize customer’s purchases and a g

Jack Wolfskin Central Eastern European business up 13.7% in 2013

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Jack Wolfskin the sports outdoor clothing specialists saw its business grow by 13.7% in Russia and Central Eastern Europe during 2013. The company recently set up a subsidiary in Russia to aid its ambitions to developed its business in this growing sports market. Jack Wolfskin has recently agreed new sales and distribution partners in Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania as well as opening up new stores

EIB agrees loan to Austrian manufacturer

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend Lenzing the Austrian manufacturer of cellulose-based products such as Tencel fibres €100 million euro’s. This loan will help them further develop there Tencel side of the business focusing on improving research and development and new production facilities enabling them to upgrade and optimise their production process.

German company Deichmann Europe’s largest shoe retailer is expanding it’s business into Russia in 2014

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German company Deichmann Europe’s largest shoe retailer is expanding it’s business into Russia in 2014 with 7 stores due to open by the middle of 2014, Deichmann will open 4 outlets in Moscow and 3 in St. Petersburg. Central and Eastern Europe is a positive growth market for the group with markets such as Poland an area of particular strength for this shoe retailer, in fact Deichmann only adde

Wearable Tech market in Russia & Central Eastern Europe

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Recently at major Sports and Electronics trade shows such as ISPO and CES wearable technologies to monitor health and fitness have very much been seen as an area for great growth.

Foreign investors attracted ropeway project in St. Petersburg

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French and Czech companies have expressed serious interest in the ropeway project, which is planned to be built in St. Petersburg World Cup 2018 for delivery to the fans, "Zenit-Arena," said the vice-governor of the city Marat Hovhannisyan.

Retail sales in Cee Countries outpacing the rest of Europe

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According to a recent report by IFH, the Cologne-based institute for retail research retailers' sales in the Central and Eastern European countries have been growing at a faster pace then the EU average of 71% since 1995.Bulgaria has been the star performer with growth of 660% since 1995 followed by Romania at 440% and the 3 Baltic countries at 285%.
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