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Turkish Elections: Erdogan’s fall from grace

Turkish Elections: Erdogan’s fall from grace

In any healthy democracy Turkey’s most popular leader since Kemal Ataturk would even be struggling to scrape into a second round of voting amid the country’s present woes, writes JamesInTurkey.com.

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Turkish Elections: Expect the unexpected

Turkish Elections: Expect the unexpected

Timothy Ash challenges the cozy consensual view of what might happen on perhaps Turkey’s most unpredictable polling day since 2002.

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VOX: Russians get the investment bug

VOX: Russians get the investment bug

Two and half decades on from the collapse of the USSR inflation is at an all time low and interest rates have fallen into single figures and will keep falling. That is making ordinary Russians look for new ways to invest their savings.

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Highflying Romania starts its descent

Highflying Romania starts its descent

Romania's GDP growth outstripped China's last year but the economy is already slowing and with warnings of overheating backed up by rising inflation, the question now is how hard Romania’s landing will be.

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Russian banks out of the woods, but no walk in the park

Russian banks out of the woods, but no walk in the park

After more than two decades of “wild cat” banking, the dead wood and dodgy banks have largely been expelled from the sector, which is starting to look increasingly “normal”, but there is still a lot of work to do.

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Irish tech titan lines up stake in Slovak AI firm

Irish tech titan lines up stake in Slovak AI firm

Pat Phelan is lining up a punt in YouFirst, an innovative Slovak startup that utilises artificial intelligence to track facial expressions of television viewers.

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MAPLECROFT: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov manoeuvres into position with oil tax reform

MAPLECROFT: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov manoeuvres into position with oil tax reform

In an early policy win for Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Russia is preparing a major change in how it taxes oil. The second phase of the so-called “tax manoeuvre” will shift the tax burden entirely upstream and cut export duties to zero.

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Ukraine's German factories left ticking over on the EU border

Ukraine's German factories left ticking over on the EU border

Twenty kilometres from the Carpathian city of Uzghorod and barely 2km away from the Slovakian and Hungarian borders the German car plant Eurocar is ticking over waiting for the good times to return.

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