About Us

bne IntelliNews publishes business news and data on emerging markets. Our goal is to provide pragmatic and actionable information for investors and companies. We publish news coverage of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East and data and forecasting on more than 72 different countries and 400 industry/commodity categories.

Our headquarters are in London and suburban Boston, with editorial bureaus located throughout the regions we cover.

A New Sparta company, bne IntelliNews is the combination of bne Media (the publisher of bne magazine founded in 2006) and Emerging Markets Direct, the parent publisher of the IntelliNews news and viewswire founded in 1998. Both companies were aquired and merged in 2014 by Jerome Booth's New Sparta.  bne IntelliNews is independently owned and operated, with significant stakes held by Ben Aris, James Hammond, Nicholas Watson and Liam Halligan. 


Our products include:

bne IntelliNews Magazine — Our flagship monthly print title bne IntelliNews covers business news and politics in more than 30 Eastern Europe and Eurasian countries. 

IntelliNews Pro — Our premium economic and business news and industry reports newswire, covering Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Emerging Markets Direct e-store  — Our monthly industry reports and analyses storefront, covering 90 topical emerging market industry segments. 

QuERI — Our trade, production and market demand time-series database covering over 400 commodities and products in over 70 countries and regions, with historical data to 1990 and forecasts to 2025. 


Our staff biographies:

Chairman:  Dr. Jerome Booth

Dr. Jerome Booth is an economist and commentator on emerging markets and global economic events. Through his private office New Sparta, he manages a number of investments.

Publisher:  James Hammond

James Hammond founded Emerging Markets Direct in 2011 as a vehicle for the MBO of IntelliNews from Euromoney’s ISI Emerging Markets, where he was Director and Executive VP of Global Marketing, Product Development and Acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he headed ISI’s Latin American operations out of Mexico City and, prior to ISI, was Associate Publisher (Latin America) for World Times Inc.

Editor-in-chief: Ben Aris

Amongst the longest serving foreign correspondents in Eastern Europe, Ben Aris has been covering Russia since 1993, with stints in the Baltics and Central Asia. He co-founded bne and is a former Moscow bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph and was a contributing editor at The Banker and Euromoney for a decade.

Managing Editor: Nicholas Watson

Nicholas Watson is a co-founder of bne. An award-winning journalist and published author, he has a long career as a reporter in all the major regions of the globe. He was a correspondent in Tokyo for eight years, in New York for three years, in London for three years, and in Prague for 10 years.

Editor at Large: Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan is an economist, columnist and broadcaster with extensive business experience. He has written his weekly Economics Agenda in The Sunday Telegraph since 2003 - which has been recognized with a British Press Award since 2003. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management.

Chief News Editor: Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson joined bne Intellinews in 2014 after almost 25 years at the Financial Times, where he had been European companies editor, industry editor, and deputy Europe editor.  He was also the FT’s correspondent for central Europe, and then the Nordic and Baltic regions, between 1997-2009.

Eastern Europe Bureau Chief: Nicholas Allen

Nick Allen is a Russian studies graduate who spent 13 years in Russia and Ukraine. He has worked for The Moscow Times, German Press Agency dpa and The Telegraph as a reporter and editor in the former Soviet Union, as well as covering Pakistan and Afghanistan from 2006-09.

Central Europe Bureau Chief: Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling is based in Prague, Czech Republic where he has been writing from since 1997. Before joining bne IntelliNews, he was head of research for Cushman & Wakefield Stiles & Riabokobylko and managing editor for Roberts Publishing Media Group.

Southeast Europe Bureau Chief: Clare Nuttall

Clare Nuttall is based in Bucharest, Romania. She previously spent six years in Kazakhstan with bne first as Central Asia correspondent then as Eurasia bureau chief. Clare has also written for the Financial Times’ Beyond Brics blog, Economist Intelligence Unit publication Business Eastern Europe and private equity magazine Real Deals. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University.