Eurasia / Features

Foreign investors eye Iran's grocery sector

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2017

Competition is already fierce among Iranian-owned hard discounters.

Armenia's banks look to follow in Georgia's footsteps

Carmen Valache in Lund February 15, 2017

Sector consolidates in 'M&A frenzy' sparked by regulatory changes.

INTERVIEW: IMF sees Kazakhstan benefitting from a newly opened-up Uzbekistan

Naubet Bisenov in Almaty February 14, 2017

Kazakhstan should not count on traditional economic growth drivers to rescue its struggling oil-based economy, but must carry out structural reforms to compete with regional rival Uzbekistan.

Kazakh sovereign bond fails to spark hoped-for corporate issuance

Naubet Bisenov in Almaty January 31, 2017

While the sovereign issue did help Kazakh corporate bonds already in circulation in London and elsewhere, its impact on new corporate bond issuance was limited due to the poor domestic and global economic climate.

Poland dominates a vibrant, growing fintech industry in CEE

Nicholas Watson in Prague January 30, 2017

Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.

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