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Polish presidential challenger vows to end conservative stranglehold

29 Jun 2020

WARSAW Polish presidential challenger Rafal Trzaskowski tried to rally supporters of other opposition candidates to his centrist cause on Monday, vowing to hold the nationalist government to account ahead of what looks set to be a knife-edge run-off vote. | Video

Poles stand in line for high-stakes presidential vote

28 Jun 2020

WARSAW Poles stood in long lines to vote on Sunday in a closely-fought presidential election, expected to see record turnout, that could reshape Poland's tense relationship with the European Union and the ruling nationalists' socially conservative agenda. | Video

Polish fashion chain LPP warns of second quarter loss as pandemic hits

22 Jun 2020

WARSAW Poland's biggest fashion retailer LPP is likely to report a net loss for the second quarter as fewer shoppers visit shopping malls after they reopened in May, a senior company executive said.

Polish finance minister says zloty currency currently too weak

18 Jun 2020

WARSAW Polish Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski said on Thursday the zloty is currently too weak, sending the currency higher.

UPDATE 2-Polish c.bank signals concern at currency strength during pandemic

16 Jun 2020

* Says zloty currency immunity to pandemic a problem for economy

UPDATE 2-Poland cuts interest rates to almost zero to revive economy after pandemic

28 May 2020

* Central bank unexpectedly cuts rates to 0.1% to support economy

On this day: Born May 24, 1946: Irena Szewinska, Polish athlete, administrator

23 May 2020

To those with only a passing knowledge of athletics it might have come as something of a surprise last month when America's Track and Field News magazine named Polish sprinter Irena Szewinska as the greatest female athlete of all time.

Poland's JSW banks on hotter coking coal prices for support

22 May 2020

WARSAW State-run JSW said it had increased output of coking coal and should benefit from a price upturn once an easing of lockdowns stimulates demand, as it sought to reassure investors following a first-quarter loss and a more than 5% share price fall.

For Hire: Central Europe's business services firms spy a chance in crisis

13 May 2020

PRAGUE/WARSAW As the COVID-19 pandemic wipes out jobs and empties offices across the world, companies in Central Europe that provide remote, lower-cost services for multinationals are emerging as winners in the new business order.

Polish ruling parties strike deal to postpone presidential vote

07 May 2020

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and a junior coalition partner announced a late-night deal on Wednesday to allow a presidential election scheduled for Sunday to be held at a later date, averting a possible political crisis.

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