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COMMENT: QE is dead and that is bad news for EM bonds

COMMENT: QE is dead and that is bad news for EM bonds

Last year was one of the most successful for international bond investors in many years, but that that is starting to change as the end of QE is already apparent and political risks are rising for issuers like Russia.

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Romanian developers get in the game

Romanian developers get in the game

Ubisoft and other big international studios laid the foundations of Romania’s game development industry, and now a growing number of talented local developers are striking out on their own.

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Romania entrepreneur aims to put home-grown UAV defence technology industry on the map

Romania entrepreneur aims to put home-grown UAV defence technology industry on the map

Autonomous Flight Technologies (AFT) drone Hirrus is a home grown state of the art unmanned drone that the company is hoping to sell to Nato members and for commercial use

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Is the Russian business of German engineering giant Siemens in danger?

Is the Russian business of German engineering giant Siemens in danger?

The Kremlin and Siemens' former partner, leading Russian businessman Alexey Mordashov, seem to be getting ready cut into the German firm's near monopoly on heavy engineering in Russia.

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Gloves off for Ukraine's health minister as long-awaited reforms begin

Gloves off for Ukraine's health minister as long-awaited reforms begin

Ukrainian-American acting health minister Dr Ulana Suprun is leading a revolution in health care reforms that began on April 1st, but she has an uphill battle as she needs to tackle the corruption in the system first.

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US postpones fresh sanctions on Russia, Kremlin retaliation options limited

US postpones fresh sanctions on Russia, Kremlin retaliation options limited

The Trump administration postponed imposing yet another round of sanctions on Russia to the “near future” in the wake of this weekend's airstrikes on Syria.

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MOSCOW BLOG: Planet Business crashes into Planet Politics

MOSCOW BLOG: Planet Business crashes into Planet Politics

When Putin took office the Moscow-based press corps spent six months writing the same piece: “Who is Mr Putin?” There are two Putins and two Russias: one is all about business and the other is all about politics. Are the two about to collide?

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MOSCOW BLOG: Planet Business crashes into Planet Politics

MOSCOW BLOG: Planet Business crashes into Planet Politics

When Putin took office the Moscow-based press corps spent six months writing the same piece: “Who is Mr Putin?” There are two Putins and two Russias: one is all about business and the other is all about politics. Are the two about to collide?

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BALKAN BLOG: Divided, weak and doomed to fail

BALKAN BLOG: Divided, weak and doomed to fail

Balkan opposition parties are increasingly resorting to violence in their hopeless struggle to dislodge entrenched ruling elites.

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