Poland: High-growth, high-value economy takes shape


Originally published with the October/November 2010 issue of fDi Magazine.

Sponsored by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi.

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Poland pushes on with privatisation

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Polish financial market targets regional leadership

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Shale gas offers Poland a vision of energy-rich future

Polish and international companies are excitedly scrambling to investigate reports that the country could be sitting on $250bn reserves of shale gas. If true, exploiting such a resource could redraw the energy map of central and eastern Europe. However, some in Poland urge caution as there are cost, environmental and sovereignty issues to address.

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Polish farming shows organic growth

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Chasing MICE: Polish cities seek to expand events sector

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