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Turkish central bank hikes 625bp after political theatre from Erdogan

Turkish central bank hikes 625bp after political theatre from Erdogan

President’s speech and regulator’s big move send markets on rollercoaster ride.

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OPINION: Democracy and the rule of law in Armenia — what President Macron should discuss with Prime Minister Pashinian

OPINION: Democracy and the rule of law in Armenia — what President Macron should discuss with Prime Minister Pashinian

This summer’s transfer of power raised hopes that Armenia could be set on a new and more hopeful path, but those hopes risk being dashed.

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Fast fashion’s race to the frontiers

Fast fashion’s race to the frontiers

The fast fashion business model revolutionised mass market retail in the 2000s but as Western markets become saturated the heady rise in profits is slowing, causing retailers to look to Eastern Europe and other emerging markets.

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CAUCASUS BLOG: Unsplendid isolation

CAUCASUS BLOG: Unsplendid isolation

North, south, east and west, landlocked Armenia faces formidable trade and investment obstacles. Some outreach to Iran may offer a moderate breakthrough.

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Russian OFZ treasury bond pain

Russian OFZ treasury bond pain

The markets have been spooked by the threat of “crushing” new US sanctions on Russia this autumn that could include Russian debt. If the US goes through with a ban on owning or trading Russian debt the effects will be dramatic and widespread.

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The long march of Belarusian retail

The long march of Belarusian retail

Nothing epitomises the transformation Eastern Europe has been through over the last two and half decades like supermarkets full of fresh and enticing produce. Belarusian market leader Eurotorg talks exclusively to bne IntelliNews about the changes.

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Russian government split on controversial data storage law

Russian government split on controversial data storage law

Weeks after being enacted, the "Yarovaya Law," is still under fire by critics from within the government, making tech companies uncertain about how to comply with it.

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Online piracy still an issue in Russia despite tighter legislation

Online piracy still an issue in Russia despite tighter legislation

Five years since stricter anti-piracy legislation was enacted in Russia, protection of intellectual property in the country still needs improvement.

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Dodgy dealings in the VIP terminal - The battle for Ukraine airports

Dodgy dealings in the VIP terminal - The battle for Ukraine airports

Ukraine's anti-graft investigators NABU was blamed by airport management for a plane crash. The director of the VIP terminal in Kyiv's Boryspil airport was blinded with acid. Ukraine still has a way to go in its fight with corruption.

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