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Polish Outdoor and Winter Sports Market

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Sporting Goods Market increases at a quick pace in Russia

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Yearly, the Russian sporting goods market is increasing at a rate of 15 to 20%. What is interesting, is that the Russian market has huge potential, but the population of actively involved people in outdoor activities or sports is around 10%, while in other countries the ratio has hit the 50% mark, according to the research done by RBC.As of now, Russia's sports shoes and apparel market a

Economic conditions of doing Business in Slovenia

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Based upon the recent forecasts by domestic and foreign institutions, economic elements in Slovenia are improving. Economic activity continues to improve: in the 1st half of 2014 GDP was up 2.5% year-on-year. It is anticipated that Slovenia should have between 1.5 and 2% GDP growth in 2014.

Developing Business in Slovakia

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Since first becoming an independent state in 1993, Slovakia has grown to possess one of the most exciting markets in all of Europe. It borders Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic and is tucked in between the Carpathian and Tatra Mountains and the River Danube.

Growth in Sports Tourism in Poland

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The tourists figures for Poland are expected to of reached 16.5 million in 2014, with Sports Tourism a fast growing sector.

Doing Business in Poland

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Poland is one of the most attractive locations for foreign investments. International reports highlight the economic and political stability of Poland, educated and competent human capital and a large domestic market. In times of global economic crisis Poland has strengthened its position, not only in the region of Central and Eastern Europe but also all over the continent.Follow us on t

Hungarians get serious over sport

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Sportswear and sports equipment: A new trend for sportswear and sports equipment as well, as sales jumped 10.5% in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar period of last year. Sales of sports equipment increased 5.4% over the same period. Follow us on twitter

The Sports Energy Drinks market in Poland, the Czech Republic & Hungary

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The competitive landscape of energy drinks in Central Europe has changed massively. Although Red Bull owns roughly 16% of the market, its positioning is forever weakening as new brands hit the market.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic

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As one of the most stable markets in Central Europe, the Czech Republic ranked extremely well with high levels of FDI and trade policy making it an attractive trade ally. Having batted off the financial crisis in comparison to neighboring nations, following the German example, the only periods of recession were marginally witnessed in 2012 and 2013.Follow us on twitter

Poland: 2014 best year ever for Polish road cycling

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2014 has been Poland’s greatest year for road cycling with Michal Kwiatkowski claiming the road world championship jersey for Poland on September 28th at Ponferrada Spain. Follow us on twitter

Ce Sport for Business partner search for the sports industry in Central Europe

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The Central European region is a market which has undergone significant economic and political changes in recent years . The most influential change originated from the collapse of the Soviet Union, along with the subsequent fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which triggered the reunification of West and East Germany. Follow us on twitter

Poland's Bicycle market continues to grow

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Poland is Central Europe's 2nd largest market for Bicycles, components, accessories, clothing behind CE leading market Germany. There is no question that Poland's fondness for the bicycle is increasing helping create opportunities for the Bicycle Industry.

Eastern Europe shopping centers set to overtake Western Europe

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Over the past twenty years, shopping malls space has grown across both Eastern and Western Europe.

Czech Republic reports growing sports and camping goods market

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The retail sales of sports and camping goods in the Czech Republic were up in 2013, with € 566 million in revenues. 

French sports chain Decathlon to open in Croatia

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The premier sporting goods chain, Decathlon, will be opening its first store in Croatia this September. The chain is owned by Oxylane, an international group of sports stores with locations around the world.

Tennis in Poland has a bright future

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Poland's  tennis does not have a rich history. If we take a look at individual performances as well as team performances in both male and female competition, we will see a very limited number of successful tennis players.

Russian Demand for Shopping Malls Expanding

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The U.S. might still be the world leader for mall space but Russia will soon overtake the U.K. for having the second-most mall space in Europe. 

Snooker Making a Comeback in Poland

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Snooker has had a surge in popularity in Poland in the last decade and particularly since the country was the host of two professional tournaments in the last few years. 

Russian Fitness Centres Find Success in Franchises

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The Russian sports industry is expanding through the growth of franchising. The sports industry is going in two different directions. First, the sale of sports products, which has always been the key component in the Russian market, is continuing a healthy growth rate, but now the market is expanding into fitness center franchises. 

Poland will stay active with new fitness gym chain

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The CityFit fitness club opened their first gym in Poland in May. The inaugural club is located in the Plaza Rzeszów shopping center. Later this year, two more gyms will be following with their opening ceremonies in Warsaw and Wałbrzych.

Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup infrastructure update

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In light of the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Russian Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, has released a new estimate of the costs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Since the initial estimate, the cost for holding the tournament has now dropped by 44 billion rubles ($1.3 billion) to 620 billion rubles ($17.5 billion).

German fitness market dominated by Gym chains

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Over 8.6 million Germans have a gym membership, roughly 9.5 percent of the population. The number of fitness gyms has been growing recently, with total number of gyms now at 7,940. 2013 saw an 8.1 percent increase in gym memberships across the country compared with the previous year.

Popularity of Tennis in Czech

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Tennis is a leading growth sport in the Czech republic with the recent success of its current professionals one of the major reasons for growth of the Sport as well as the Czech republics golden past of producing global Tennis stars. 

Bosnia’s First World Cup

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Bosnia-Herzegovina will take part in their first ever World Cup when the tournament kicks off in June. Bosnia-Herzegovina had an outstanding campaign on the highway to Brazil 2014, winning 8 of their 10 matches, drawing and losing just once

EBRD supports SME's in Central Europe

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Small to medium enterprises (SME’s) are at the for front of economic growth for virtually any country or region with the Central European region being no differen to the rest of Europe. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provides support for SME’s in many different ways enabling them to grow and develop, starting with providing finance both directly and through our the

Poland and Slovakia submit joint bid for the Olympic Winter Games

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The Polish city of Cracow (Krakow) and the Solvakian area of Jasna have submitted a joint application to hoist the 24th Olympic Winter Games and 13th Paralympic Winter Games in 2022. The proposal for the games will take place in the Polish and Slovakian Tatra Mountains area. This bid is one of 6 bids for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the other contenders are :- Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Al
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