Ukraine

Extradition net tightens around Ukrainian gas oligarch Firtash

Nick Allen in Warsaw February 24, 2017

As the likelihood of his extradition to the US grows, so does speculation about a possible deal in exchange for dirt on Russia.

Vienna court upholds US request to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

bne IntelliNews February 21, 2017

Austria's justice minister will have the final say on billionaire's extradition to US to face bribery charges.

US tone hardens on Ukraine-Russia tensions

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv February 17, 2017

Kyiv is encouraged by tougher US line on Crimea, Donbas conflict.

Ukraine declares emergency in energy sector amid coal blockade

bne IntelliNews February 16, 2017

EU also warns of a "vast energy crisis" in the country as power output is threatened.

Ukrainian bank sector makes remarkable progress but is still far from healthy

Ben Aris in Berlin February 10, 2017

Ukraine has struggled to put in place the reforms demanded by its Western donors, but the one area where progress has been almost revolutionary is in the banking sector. Progress is good but the sector is still far from healthy.

Russia objects to Donbas conflict portrayal by new US administration

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2017

White House still finding its feet in the nuances of the almost three-year-old rebellion in East Ukraine.

COLCHIS: The contagion of ‘unpolarity’

Michael Cecire of New America February 2, 2017

The murder of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey exposes the withered, snapping moorings of the old US-led unipolar order and an early preview of how an unpolar world might appear.

Poland dominates a vibrant, growing fintech industry in CEE

Nicholas Watson in Prague January 30, 2017

Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.

Betting on high yield debt in CEE

Ben Aris in Berlin and Nicholas Watson in Prague January 30, 2017

There have been some positive developments in the CEE markets for distressed debt in the years since 2008, which have combined to open up new opportunities for intrepid investors. 

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