About Us

bne IntelliNews publishes business news and data on emerging markets. Our goal is to provide pragmatic and actionable information for investors and companies. We publish news coverage of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East and data and forecasting on more than 72 different countries and 400 industry/commodity categories.

Our headquarters are in Berlin, with editorial bureaus located throughout the regions we cover.

bne IntelliNews is the combination of bne Media (the publisher of bne magazine founded in 2006) and Emerging Markets Direct, the publisher of the IntelliNews PRO news and viewswire founded in 1998. Both companies were merged in 2014 by Jerome Booth's New Sparta, until 2017 when Booth withdrew. bne IntelliNews is independently owned and operated, with editor in chief and the founder of bne, Ben Aris as the controlling stake holder. 

You can find us on Twitter here: @bneintellinews

Our products include:

bne IntelliNews Magazine — Our flagship monthly print title bne IntelliNews covers business news and politics in more than 30 Eastern Europe and Eurasian countries. Content from the magazine and other features and news are available on the public site intellinews.com

IntelliNews Pro — Our premium economic and business news and industry reports newswire, covering Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The premium content are available at pro.intellinews.com but are behind a paywall. Contact sales at sales@intellinews.com for a trial access to this content. 

NewsBase - A series of weekly newsletters that cover the global energy business with focuses on oil & gas and power. Check out the site for more information at Newsbase.com.

Our staff biographies:

Editor-in-chief: Ben Aris

Amongst the longest serving foreign correspondents in Eastern Europe, Ben Aris has been covering Russia since 1993, with stints in the Baltics and Central Asia. He co-founded bne and is a former Moscow bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph and was a contributing editor at The Banker and Euromoney for a decade amongst writing for many other publications. He is also a professional photographer. His email is editor@bne.eu and he tweets @bneeditor. 

Managing Editor: Robert Anderson

Robert has been a journalist for more than 30 years, starting out in his native Wales at the Western Mail, before joining the Financial Times in 1990. During 24 years at the FT Robert worked all over the newsroom in London, including roles such as European Companies News Editor and Industry News Editor, and reported for 12 years from Prague and Stockholm. In 2014 Robert moved back to Prague to take over as managing editor of the relaunched bne IntelliNews, where he focuses on Central Europe and the Caucasus, commissioning outside contributors, and editing the website’s home page.

Outside work, Robert enjoys hiking or biking in the hills around his crumbling cottage in Northern Bohemia, and filling it with second hand junk, books and records. His email is randerson@intellinews.com and he tweets at @rjanderson8.

News Editor: Clare Nuttall

Clare Nuttall is based in Bucharest, Romania. She previously spent six years in Kazakhstan with bne first as Central Asia correspondent then as Eurasia bureau chief. Clare has also written for the Financial Times’ Beyond Brics blog, Economist Intelligence Unit publication Business Eastern Europe and private equity magazine Real Deals. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University.