FINTECH: Africa welcomes emerging fintech startups

Nicholas Watson in Prague April 19, 2017

Given financial technology is about start-ups looking to eat into financial firms’ intermediary roles, it is not surprising that Africa, with its inefficient banks and sclerotic infrastructure, is feeling the full force of the fintech wave.

Bulgaria's GERB, nationalist United Patriots agree on ruling programme

Dimitar Koychev in Sofia April 14, 2017

Patriots to get ministerial seats for the first time in new government headed by GERB's Boyko Borissov.

Local and emerging markets driving investment in CEE real estate

bne IntelliNews April 6, 2017

Real estate investment rose 41% y/y in Q1, indicating another record year, says Colliers and CMS report.

CEE/CIS TRADE FINANCE SURVEY 2017: Grappling with the “new normal” of sanctions and compliance

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.

Bulgaria's kingmaker parties to hold GERB to ransom

Denitsa Koseva and Dimitar Koychev in Sofia March 28, 2017

United Patriots and populist Volya party to present united front in coalition talks with Boyko Borissov’s GERB.

Bulgaria’s GERB wins early general elections

Dimitar Koychev and Denitsa Koseva in Sofia March 27, 2017

Boyko Borissov's GERB set for third term in office after convincing win over Socialists, expected to reach out to nationalists, populist Volya party to form coalition.

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