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Comment: 5 reasons why we expect higher oil prices

Comment: 5 reasons why we expect higher oil prices

We see oil prices trending higher in 2019, with the view that OPEC+ cuts are sufficient to return the market to balance over 1H19

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COMMENT: Green cash for Siberian trash

COMMENT: Green cash for Siberian trash

Refuse-processing company Resursosberezhenie KhMAO has issued Russia's first green bond, laying the groundwork for bigger transactions, including eurobonds.

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Emerging markets portfolio flows deteriorated in 2018, most volatile year since 2010

Emerging markets portfolio flows deteriorated in 2018, most volatile year since 2010

Last year was a rotten year for portfolio flows with multiple fickle factors driving outflows from the leading emerging markets. And the prospects for 2019 are, if anything, worse.

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Boom gone sour: Are Turkish companies selling on the cheap?

Boom gone sour: Are Turkish companies selling on the cheap?

South Korean deal for Belenco has deal analysts doing their sums. Among companies up for sale are enterprises seized by the state from a detained televangelist known for his female devotee “kittens”.

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The revival of Russia’s cinema industry

The revival of Russia’s cinema industry

Russia’s cinema business is growing three times faster than the real economy, but it's a bumpy ride. In 2018 Russian movie-goers set a new record with 56mn visits to a cinema to generate a box office take of $200mn.

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BALKAN BLOG: Serbia’s Vucic walks the line between Russia and the West

BALKAN BLOG: Serbia’s Vucic walks the line between Russia and the West

As he prepares for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit, Aleksandar Vucic is playing a seemingly perfect balancing game.

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Frontier investment funds are moving into Uzbekistan

Frontier investment funds are moving into Uzbekistan

It was only a matter of time before attention of frontier market investors turned towards Uzbekistan. The first two funds are being set up targeting both public markets and private equity strategies.

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Elevated no deal Brexit risk threatens CEE

Elevated no deal Brexit risk threatens CEE

Defeat of Theresa May’s deal in UK parliament raises the risk of a no deal Brexit which would have damaging consequences for the economies of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.

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ALACO DISPATCHES: Reconstructing Dushanbe

ALACO DISPATCHES: Reconstructing Dushanbe

The Tajik capital Dushanbe features pristine streets and gleaming new tower blocks, but the commercial outlook for firms operating there is tricky to say the least.

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