FUNDS: Rockaway pursues new private equity model for CEE

Robert Anderson in Prague January 19, 2017

Local investors often prefer ad hoc investment vehicles with less restrictions than traditional PE funds.

FINTECH: Blockchain to get its own global business council

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2017

Bitfury has announced it will launch the first ever Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) on the margins of Davos in January.

A tale of two countries: Russia vs Ukraine in 2017

Ben Aris in Berlin January 9, 2017

Russia and Ukraine are in focus, as both are expected to begin their recoveries. But the view and situation of the two foes is very different: pundits are probably overly optimistic about Ukraine and overly pessimistic about Russia.

Ukraine elites locked in dispute over ‘red lines’ in conflict with Russia

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv January 6, 2017

An oligarch’s call for “painful compromises with Russia” has triggered a storm of accusations among Kyiv-based pro-Western activists, reformers and some lawmakers about surrender.

Russian equity hot to trot in 2017

Ben Aris in Berlin January 5, 2017

Russia’s ruble-denominated Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) put in another all-time high record on the first day of trading in 2017, hitting 2255 points during the trading session.

Russian companies seen paying some of highest dividends in emerging market world in 2017

Ben Aris in Berlin January 5, 2017

Russian companies pay some of the highest dividends in the emerging market world; Russian stocks are expected to pay a 4.9% dividend yield in 2017 of 2-4 percentage points more than their peers, making them investors' darlings.

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