Rising oil prices dampen upswing in Central and Eastern Europe
The article analyzes and forecasts the economic development in the Central and Eastern European transition economies. Due to the oil price effect and subsequently slower growth in the euro area, growth in transition economies will experience a slight setback too. On the whole however, it will reamin strong both in 2001 and in 2002. Accompaning the decrease in economic growth, the risk for financial crises in the region has increased.