bne IntelliNews’ calculations show the precarious situation the central bank faces as the unrelenting battle to defend the lira takes an alarming toll. No wonder Turks fear for their hard currency savings.
Investors into Russian stocks have almost given up seeing any of the cash the country’s leading companies generate. Valuations are in the basement, as investors don't believe the management will share their billions of dollars in revenue.
Russia has made another step towards launching the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications (5G), as state-controlled telecoms operator Rostelecom transferred companies that tested the relevant technology to its subsidiary, Bashinformsvyaz.
Russia’s real estate market is back in play after investment rose by 30% y/y in the first quarter of this year, reports JLL – the best result in the last three years.
Following the shock of the $1bn stolen from the banking sector in 2014 the government has got its act together and is transforming the business, with some help from the EBRD.
The film’s skyrocketing popularity has forced political leaders take positions on the issue as the campaign for the European Parliament elections heats up.
Trump and Iran’s Khamenei were on May 14 among many taking on the question of whether a military showdown between the US and the Islamic Republic is on the cards.
Russia has long been Ukraine’s main trade partner, but relations have crumbled since the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 and trade has fallen thanks to numerous embargoes as the two countries are fighting an undeclared war.
Fears of a fresh banking crisis are mounting in Kazakhstan thanks to a backdrop of rising political risk in the lead-up to snap presidential elections in June and debt. More mergers and liquidations are in store.
Ukraine’s banking sector has returned to profit, and while non-performing loans remain extremely high, those profits have allowed the banks to make provisions for their bad debt, which is no longer regarded as “toxic” by analysts.
While EU members are taking steps to end or phase out investment for citizenship programmes, the opposite is happening in some potential future members.
Erdogan party hacks nevertheless ask why markets give this particular authoritarian regime such a hard time. Answer may be its lack of technocrats with freedom to run macro policy. Lickspittles get you nowhere.
State-owned Rosatom operates 35 nuclear power stations in Russia, and is actively exporting its nuclear technology to countries around the world.
Annulling of Istanbul election result that put a chink in Erdogan’s armour knocks an already ensnared economy and ushers in some dark political scenarios.
Election board cites “irregularities” in scheduling a June 23 rerun. Markets respond to the decision by taking it out on the already battered lira.
Winter is coming and it promises to be bleak for Ukraine as Russia is clearly preparing to cut its neighbour out of its gas transit system completely. bne IntelliNews talks exclusively with executive director of Ukraine’s gas company Naftogaz
15 years after eight CEE states entered the EU, there have been significant economic gains, but in recent years this has been accompanied by a backsliding on democratic reforms.
Albania’s new securities exchange, ALSE, hopes to see the country's first ever IPOs this year, but it faces an uphill battle to build confidence and overcome the legacy of the failed Tirana Stock Exchange.
When the Estonian government launched its ambitious e-residency programme in late 2014, little did Tallinn think that the country’s largest-ever money-laundering crisis, with the local unit of Danske Bank at its centre, would make trouble
Apparent attempted lynching of opposition leader shows dark polarising forces are again stirring age-old enmities. Populist president has been here before, though not amid such economic turmoil.