July 12, 1991 |
Poor, polluted Eastern Europe wants the best environmental cleanup that very little money can buy. The ecologically sophisticated new leaders in the old East Bloc admire U.S. environmental technology--particularly from cutting-edge California. U.S. companies are equally attracted to the tattered postcard cities and countryside of a region in which decades of coal-based, inefficient energy use--with almost no environmental controls--have left a startling legacy of contamination.
May 25, 1991 |
The agreement reached Friday by the United States and its allies to reduce export controls on high-tech equipment sold to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has disappointed many U.S. technology manufacturers that had hoped for even greater business opportunities with the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. In fact, according to some U.S.
May 25, 1991 |
The United States and its major allies have agreed on a plan to cut by half the list of high-technology products--from computers to airliners--that they will block from shipment to the Soviet Union, the White House announced Friday.
May 1, 1991 |
SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s foray into Eastern Europe begins today as it takes control of Yugoslavia's leading drug manufacturer, Galenika Pharmaceuticals Inc. The new subsidiary, called ICN Galenika, is a joint venture with SPI owning 75% and Galenika, a state-owned company with a smattering of other small industrial ventures, retaining a 25% interest. Three of the company's four directors will come from SPI, while Dr.
December 6, 1990 |
Eastern Europe may not be the boundless market for U.S. products that many manufacturers envision, a new study suggests. Consumers in the region want U.S. fast food and Japanese electronics but hope to buy most other goods from Western European producers, according to a survey of 600 people in Czechoslovakia, eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.
December 4, 1990 |
Foreign Trade Minister Bela Kadar returned to Hungary in a nervous fluster from his most recent U.S. visit. American banks and investors, he informed his worried countrymen, seem to be writing off Eastern Europe as a bad risk. In neighboring Czechoslovakia, a much-touted visit by President Bush lifted spirits only fleetingly on the first anniversary of the "Velvet Revolution." Deflated crowds dispersed in silence after learning there was little money inside the Americans' birthday card.