MOSCOW BLOG: Brexit in the age of fragmentation

MOSCOW BLOG: Brexit in the age of fragmentation

"International relations are fragile and delicate and we are entering an age of fragmentation," EC President Jean-Claude Juncker said in St Petersburg. A week later the UK decided to leave the EU, highlighting the tensions tearing Europe apart.

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UPSIDE DOWN WORLD: Britain’s wake-up call for the EU

UPSIDE DOWN WORLD: Britain’s wake-up call for the EU

The interests of the British people and economy are best served by our own independent legislature, and homegrown social and economic policies. I am pleased that my country has chosen to put a halt to undemocratic and dysfunctional governance.

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VISEGRAD: Brexit puts Central Europe on the spot

VISEGRAD: Brexit puts Central Europe on the spot

The British referendum has accelerated trends in the EU that will be deeply negative for the newer member states.

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INTERVIEW: Jim Rogers – the investment biker rides again

INTERVIEW: Jim Rogers – the investment biker rides again

Jim Rogers was one of few big US business figures to attend June's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, where he spoke to bne IntelliNews. Then again, Rogers was never one to worry what others think, let alone run with the crowd.

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Russia’s labour pool to shrink while workers will get older

Russia’s labour pool to shrink while workers will get older

The collapse in life expectancy in the mid-1990s to around 56 years for Russian men is about to hit the national economy hard, as it will cause the number of working-age people in Russia to fall dramatically over the coming years.

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YUGOSLAVIA 25 YEARS ON: At peace, but prosperity elusive

YUGOSLAVIA 25 YEARS ON: At peace, but prosperity elusive

The decade lost to war was a huge setback for a region that now lags the rest of Europe and has the continent’s highest unemployment rates.

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COMMENT: Raising Russia’s pension age won't be enough

COMMENT: Raising Russia’s pension age won't be enough

Kudrin’s proposal to lift the pension age will help, but can’t reverse Russia’s long-term demographic pressures.

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Russia's billion-dollar online store Ulmart milks the crisis

Russia's billion-dollar online store Ulmart milks the crisis

​Part IKEA and part Amazon, Ulmart has grown into Russia’s leading online retailer with an annual turnover of $1bn. The devaluation of the ruble and the recession may have slowed growth, but are also driving more punters to its doors.

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YUGOSLAVIA 25 YEARS ON: Damming the Western Balkans

YUGOSLAVIA 25 YEARS ON: Damming the Western Balkans

As Europe erects a dam to withstand further waves of enlargement, the Western Balkans’ waters risk becoming ever more turbulent.

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