Eurasia / Features

FINTECH: Global Blockchain Business Council sets up branch office in Washington D.C.

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

Less than two months after its founding by The Bitfury Group, the Global Blockchain Business Council, the first global body set up to educate businesses on the latest innovations in blockchain technology, is establishing a chapter in Washington.

No respite for Azerbaijani banks

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2017

One quarter of the country's banks lost their licences last year, in a lottery that depends on having the right political connections.

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.

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