Kiwi.com – the next Czech unicorn nears fruition

Kiwi.com – the next Czech unicorn nears fruition

For all its noted manufacturing and IT prowess, the Czech Republic still only boasts one unicorn company, Avast Software. However, another Czech startup with a valuation of over $1bn is appearing on the horizon – the online travel agency Kiwi.com.

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CONFERENCE CALL: Ukraine is a global agro-superpower

CONFERENCE CALL: Ukraine is a global agro-superpower

​Ukraine’s parliament is expected to allow the buying and selling of land by the end of May. If it is done well it could unlock billions of dollars of investment.

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BEAR MARKET BRIEF: Russia’s 20/20 tax vision

BEAR MARKET BRIEF: Russia’s 20/20 tax vision

The manoeuvre is just a ship-steadying change: notable, but still not the sort of fundamental structural reform seen as necessary.

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Czech manufacturers look increasingly to 3D printing but barriers remain

Czech manufacturers look increasingly to 3D printing but barriers remain

The Czech Republic is looking to become a centre for additive manufacturing in CEE but experts warn there are numerous obstacles to overcome before it becomes more widespread in the region.

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KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency shows its teeth with new detentions

KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency shows its teeth with new detentions

Detention of former MP Mykola Martynenko offers new hope against endemic corruption, while shaking up party politics at a crucial time.

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Ahmadinejad excluded, Rouhani and Raisi set for showdown in Iranian elections

Ahmadinejad excluded, Rouhani and Raisi set for showdown in Iranian elections

In striking down the wildcard candidacy of the hardline ex-president, Iran’s Guardian Council appears to have set up a two-horse race.

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INTERVIEW: Albanian PM Rama stands firm as opposition threatens election boycott

INTERVIEW: Albanian PM Rama stands firm as opposition threatens election boycott

Edi Rama confident his Socialist Party will be re-elected in June, but bitter rift with opposition has stalled judicial reforms and put Albania’s EU future in doubt.

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STOLYPIN: Adding spooks to companies creates stagnation

STOLYPIN: Adding spooks to companies creates stagnation

Embedding spies in the private sector has become one more way the Russian state risks becoming privatised through the back door.

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Visegrad sovereign debt rush set to fade

Visegrad sovereign debt rush set to fade

Debt issues came thick and fast in the first quarter of the year, and sovereigns have fulfilled large chunks of their full-year borrowing plans already.

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