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ALACO DISPATCHES: Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran

ALACO DISPATCHES: Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran

Unless they can negotiate exemptions, the Iraqis are likely to suffer collateral damage.

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Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.

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Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

Latvia has emerged as the continent’s biogas generation leader, Eurostat data show, while former laggard Hungary has boosted investment into renewables in recent years.

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INTERVIEW: Russia’s game in Syria

INTERVIEW: Russia’s game in Syria

The military phase of the war in Syria is coming to an end and the Russians say they will withdraw their forces, but will happen next? bne IntelliNews editor Ben Aris sat down with Israel’s former prime minister Olmert Ehud to find out more.

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KYIV BLOG: Vested interests threaten to capture Centrenergo privatisation

KYIV BLOG: Vested interests threaten to capture Centrenergo privatisation

The Ukrainian authorities will attempt to privatise the country's leading power generating company Centrenergo in late November but observers worry that the biggest privatisation deal of the year has already been captured by insiders.

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VOX: Banking in a time of uncertainty — BCS GM diversifies out of Russia

VOX: Banking in a time of uncertainty — BCS GM diversifies out of Russia

BCS Global Markets is a fast growing broker-dealer that has its origins in Russia, but has been diversifying into the UK and US. bne IntelliNews sits down with BCS GM’s CEO Roman Lokhov

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Nationalists head for election victory in divided Bosnia

Nationalists head for election victory in divided Bosnia

Two candidates with dreams of fundamentally changing the map of Bosnia have strong chances of being elected to the tripartite state-level presidency.

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 Iran: icy blast from the US, warm overtures to Europe

Iran: icy blast from the US, warm overtures to Europe

Washington withdraws from 1955 friendship treaty after Iranians win World Court victory over “cruel” sanctions. Tehran praises Europe for “big step” in preserving trade flows.

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EBRD takes 41% in Moldova’s biggest bank MAIB as banking sector turnaround begins

EBRD takes 41% in Moldova’s biggest bank MAIB as banking sector turnaround begins

Moldova has been a banking black hole for more than two decades. But a deal where the EBRD and two funds take 41% in the country's biggest bank suggests the financial sector may be turning the corner.

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