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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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IRAN BLOG: Bully boy Trump mocks Iranians with ‘GoT’ economic winter meme

IRAN BLOG: Bully boy Trump mocks Iranians with ‘GoT’ economic winter meme

No exceptions made for shipments of basic foods and medicines in big sanctions announcement. LOL?

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KRUK REPORT: Merkel gives Poroshenko an image bump with a trip to Kyiv

KRUK REPORT: Merkel gives Poroshenko an image bump with a trip to Kyiv

Angela Merkel crushed Ukrainian (and Russian) media when she welcomed the presidential honour guard battalion in Ukrainian. Her “I greet you warriors!” became an instant sensation. Her visit has given President Petro Poroshenko a useful media bump.

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Armenia pushes out Moscow-led military bloc chief ahead of general election

Armenia pushes out Moscow-led military bloc chief ahead of general election

Move sharpens interest in how relations between Yerevan and the Kremlin might evolve if post-revolution “people power” coalition secures expected landslide.

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