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COMMENT: Ukraine’s economy: IMF deal provides relief, but challenges persist

COMMENT: Ukraine’s economy: IMF deal provides relief, but challenges persist

The renewal of cooperation with the IMF and the launch of a new loan program remains the key determinant of market expectations domestically and internationally, but Ukraine can't get through next year with out its donor's help

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COMMENT: Western sanctions against Russia: decision year in 2019 or 2029?

COMMENT: Western sanctions against Russia: decision year in 2019 or 2029?

Ever since sanctions were imposed on Russia following its annexation of the Crimea in 2014 there has been constant speculation on when the US and EU sanctions will be lifted again. It could happen in 2019, but if not then it will take a decade

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INTERVIEW: Bucharest Stock Exchange on the cusp of a new era

INTERVIEW: Bucharest Stock Exchange on the cusp of a new era

With Romania now only one step away from securing its long sought upgrade to emerging market status, Bucharest Stock Exchange CEO Adrian Tanase talks to bne IntelliNews about what’s next.

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4G growing fast in CEE with mobile penetrations running ahead of the global average

4G growing fast in CEE with mobile penetrations running ahead of the global average

The research branch of international mobile operator association GSMA has released a report on the mobile economy in Russia and 11 neighbouring countries that found the digital economy and telecoms services are growing faster than the global average.

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My good sir, what terrors lurk in dreams of Erdogan’s “largest” airport…

My good sir, what terrors lurk in dreams of Erdogan’s “largest” airport…

For a start—horror of horrors—it’s still far from being the world’s biggest. Then there're the worker deaths, the body in the storm drain, dirt-moving trucks running over kids and ecological hell. But let's begin with size and functionality.

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Impending Eurozone crisis to take its toll on CEE economies

Impending Eurozone crisis to take its toll on CEE economies

Central and Southeast Europe are enjoying robust growth but there are risks ahead, the biggest of which is threatened a new Eurozone crisis centred on Italy that now looks “pretty likely”, wiiw economists warn.

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The flood of Ukrainians leaving to work in EU countries has reached its peak

The flood of Ukrainians leaving to work in EU countries has reached its peak

Ukrainians flooded into Poland and other EU countries from 2014, filling empty workplaces in the booming CEE economies, but this movement has peaked and will stabilise or start to decrease in 2019, according to an OSW report.

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COMMENT: Ukraine and the IMF euphoria: sustainable risk shifting to the international capital market?

COMMENT: Ukraine and the IMF euphoria: sustainable risk shifting to the international capital market?

Everything seems to be good in Ukraine in the short term but 2019 will be tougher as there are plenty of risks in the wings

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Iran in “war situation” says Rouhani as heavy US sanctions kick in

Iran in “war situation” says Rouhani as heavy US sanctions kick in

As state TV airs pictures of military manoeuvres, president vows to confront “bullying enemy” and overcome economic attack.

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