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WoE: Plastics in the snow: Sibur takes the lead in Russia's burgeoning petrochemical sector with CEO Dmitry Konov

December 19, 2018

Russia has been called a petroecongomy and over reliant on the simple business of pulling oil and gas out of the ground and sending it down a pipeline to the international markets. Sibur is Russia’s biggest petrochemical company and is going up the value chain. The company’s $9bn ZapSib plant ba

WoE: Smaller Russian equity market pie, but bigger pieces with Kirill Chuyko, head of research at BCS GM

December 13, 2018

Crisis, sanctions, an economic slow down have all impacted the appeal of Russia’s equity story and the pie has gotten smaller. However, as the big international houses scale back and move their research to London, while the household broker/dealer names from the 90s have either sold to state-owned

Russia's dynamic fintech growth

November 25, 2018

Fintech and e-commerce is growing ten-times faster than the rest of the Russian economy as the leading companies leapfrog over several stages of development. bne IntelliNews editor-in-chief Ben Aris hosted a fintech panel at the recent Moscow Exchange (MOEX) annual investment summit in New York w

WoE: Russia's games in Syria with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

October 10, 2018

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana} The military phase of the conflict in Syria seems to be coming to an end. There is only one rebel hold out in Idlib and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has officially said Russia will pull out (although the Russian forces ther

WoE BCS GM broker/dealer diversifying out of Russia with CEO Roman Lokhov

October 3, 2018

BCS Global Markets is the new kid on the block and a fast growing broker/dealer. Having founded a successful business in Russia it is now diversifying into western markets. It recently became the first Russian investment bank to get access to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and has a big

WoE: Ukraine and the IMF deal: can the country pay its debts? with Mykhaylo Demkiv of ICU

August 28, 2018

Ukraine is running out of money. It has over a $1bn of debt that comes due this autumn and the government has managed to scrap together enough to meet this payment thanks to dollar and euro Eurobond issues on the domestic market as well as a $750mn Eurobond private placement on August 23. Ho

WoE: Russians get the investment bug with Vyacheslav Smolyaninov chief strategist and deputy head of research at BCS Global Markets

June 21, 2018

Russia’s falling interest rates have fundamentally changed the way the average Russian thinks about their life savings. Following the years of hyperinflation during the 90s the interest rate sensitive Russians have traditionally sought out banks that pay the highest deposit rates in an effort to a

WoE: Living on the edge: Turkey & Ukraine faces crises

June 14, 2018

Turkey and Ukraine have been having a hard time of it this year and the worst maybe yet to come – both countries are facing potential crises. Turkey has been suffering from a currency meltdown that has seen the value of the lira tumble forcing the reluctant central bank to put in two emergency

WoE CEE Boom has peaked with Elliott Auckland of IIB

May 11, 2018

In November last year bne ran a cover story CEE Booms as the countries, especially in Central Europe came into their own. However, the boom seems to have peaked as the same countries start running into structural limits. Labour markets across the region are drum tight. Wages are rising rapidly.

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