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Xi throws Chinese might behind One Belt, One Road initiative

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest, Kivanc Dundar in Istanbul, Tim Gosling in Prague, Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 15, 2017

Beijing is investing a massive $124bn into the global project to invest into infrastructure and trade networks across four continents.

CEE'S TOP BUSINESS LEADERS: Eastern Europe and Eurasia

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.

Businesswomen seek a seat at the top table

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 11, 2017

The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.

COMMENT: Financial sector repair needed to spur growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Juha Kähkönen of the International Monetary Fund May 10, 2017

The economic slowdown and currency depreciations have added stress to many of the region’s already overburdened, highly-dollarised financial sectors.

Political instability and China are the main risks to growth, says EBRD's Guriev

Ben Aris in Nicosia May 10, 2017

Sergei Guriev backs Alexei Kudrin's reform plan in Russia and warns over economic shocks to Central Asia from China.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Central Asia risks greater exposure to Islamic extremism

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 3, 2017

Dangerous combination of official incompetence, the use of radicalism as a deliberate political tool and socio-economic hardship to increase region’s exposure to Islamic extremism.

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