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bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Russia's paper and pulp company Segezha is tapping Russia's Green Gold
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Russia's paper and pulp company Segezha is tapping Russia's Green Gold

We have something of an ESG theme at the top of the list today. I start with a profile of Segezha, Russia’s biggest paper, pulp and packaging firm that plans to IPO soon, after I talked to the...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Armenian PM takes to streets claiming military coup under way
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Armenian PM takes to streets claiming military coup under way

There is revolution on the streets of Yerevan again. Well, almost. The country was plunged into a near crisis after the military demanded that Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian step down...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Lufthansa to launch a First Class Corona Lounge in Moscow to immunise rich Germans
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Lufthansa to launch a First Class Corona Lounge in Moscow to immunise rich Germans

bne IntelliNews has gone a bit tabloid today with two scoops. In the first bne IntelliNews contributor Jason Corcoran reports that German national carrier Lufthansa is in the process of setting up a...

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Spring is here! At least it is in Western Europe. Eastern Europe remains in the grips of a brutal winter and the snow is still piled high in...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Police grab Georgia’s opposition leader after storming barricaded party offices
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Police grab Georgia’s opposition leader after storming barricaded party offices

Georgia was plunged into a full blown political crisis yesterday after police stormed the barricaded officers of opposition leader Nika Melia and arrested him using batons and tear gas on supporters...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Mongolia's pitiless dzud
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Mongolia's pitiless dzud

It's an important day today as EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels and are likely to impose an initial round of sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the jailing of anti-corruption...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Russian message service Telegram hopes to raise $1bn with a convertible bond private placement
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Russian message service Telegram hopes to raise $1bn with a convertible bond private placement

I couldn't decide what to lead with today: Telegram to raise $1bn with a convertible bond or the political crisis that broke out in Georgia after a court ordered the arrest of the leader of the...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people rises across Europe and Central Asia
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people rises across Europe and Central Asia

There has been a “stark rise” in abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people in the Europe and Central Asia region, including from politicians, says a new report from the International...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Ukraine and Lithuania imported record amounts of power from Belarus, but move to break ties with its power grid
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Ukraine and Lithuania imported record amounts of power from Belarus, but move to break ties with its power grid

Top story today is the kerfuffle surrounding Belarus’ Ostrovets nuclear power plant. Russia built and financed Ostrovets, which produces far more power than Belarus needs. President Alexander...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Ukraine’s Rada votes through bill to dismiss anti-corruption investigator NABU’s director
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Ukraine’s Rada votes through bill to dismiss anti-corruption investigator NABU’s director

Ukraine is so frustrating. The country actually ended 2020 in a lot better shape than many feared. The GDP contraction came in at about -4.4%, not the -7% that was expected. The bank sector remains...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Kosovo general election delivers resounding win for ex-PM Kurti
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Kosovo general election delivers resounding win for ex-PM Kurti

There were elections in Kosovo at the weekend where the opposition Vetevendosje party scored a resounding victory, taking just over 48% of the vote according to preliminary results from the Central...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  BREAKING: Russia's Lavrov threatens to break off diplomatic ties with EU if sanctioned
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- BREAKING: Russia's Lavrov threatens to break off diplomatic ties with EU if sanctioned

Breaking News: Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on February 12 that Moscow is ready to sever relations with the EU if sanctions are imposed that threaten its economy in connection...

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