Southeast Europe / Features

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 decade on, Romania and Bulgaria assess their roles in Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest December 22, 2016

The two countries are still seen as the “poor relations” of the EU, but that is starting to change, at least for Romania, thanks both to its booming economy and the changing dynamics within the bloc.

FINTECH: NETOPIA brings “science fiction” mobile payments to Romanian market

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest December 16, 2016

The Bucharest-based company has developed its electronic payments wallet with the limitations of the Romanian market in mind, and users are steadily increasing.

Romania anti-corruption drive falters as new law creates loopholes for “smart guys” at Constanta Port

bne IntelliNews December 14, 2016

A new law is regarded by many as a worrying step back to the days when wealthy politicians and businessmen used parliament to further their own interests at the expense of ordinary Romanians.

External winds buffet an improving year

Nicholas Watson in Prague December 1, 2016

Despite the external blows of Brexit and then ‘Trumpquake’, there was a general improvement in Central and Eastern Europe’s transaction climate in 2016.

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