Local investors often prefer ad hoc investment vehicles with less restrictions than traditional PE funds.
Bitfury has announced it will launch the first ever Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) on the margins of Davos in January.
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.
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.
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 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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