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bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  SPECIAL EDITION: third wave of coronavirus epidemic rips through New Europe
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- SPECIAL EDITION: third wave of coronavirus epidemic rips through New Europe

A third wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is tearing through New Europe and many countries are failing to cope. We wrap the story in the first item and I include more detail reporting from...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  China’s water use threatens Kazakhstan’s other big lake
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- China’s water use threatens Kazakhstan’s other big lake

Its Maundy Thursday today and bne IntelliNews and Editor’s Picks will take a long weekend off, and resume on Tuesday next week. Today commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper where he introduced...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Russia's taste for Irish whiskey explodes
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Russia's taste for Irish whiskey explodes

Fun one to start with today: Russia’s love of Irish whisky explodes, reports bne IntelliNews’ Jason Corcoran. Russia has become the second biggest market globally for whisky after the US,...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  OBITUARY: Petr Kellner, Central Europe's great dealmaker
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- OBITUARY: Petr Kellner, Central Europe's great dealmaker

Czechia’s richest man Petr Kellner died in a helicopter accident at the weekend during a heli-skiing holiday. bne IntelliNews’ Robert Anderson, one of the few journalists to interview...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Belarus disqualified from Eurovision Song Contest after submitting a second political song
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Belarus disqualified from Eurovision Song Contest after submitting a second political song

#BREAKING: Czechia’s richest man, billionaire Peter Kellner was killed in Alaska helicopter crash on Saturday. Kellner is a legendary figure that owns a business empire that was built up in...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --   Who is Sergei Pugachev?
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Who is Sergei Pugachev?

As promised I did a deep dive into Sergei Pugachev, whose claim that oligarch and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich bought the club on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal orders are...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Belarus mass protests due to restart today, Ukraine poised for take off
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Belarus mass protests due to restart today, Ukraine poised for take off

We will be watching Minsk today as opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has called for a re-starting of mass protests to mark the country’s celebration of its brief independence between the...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --   ISTANBUL BLOG: When will the lira dam break?
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- ISTANBUL BLOG: When will the lira dam break?

We are still on the Turkish meltdown. The currency is in serious trouble and has crashed. Robin Brooks, the chief economist at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), said this morning that the...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --   TURKEY INSIGHT: Frantic defence of lira’s 8.00 line as foreign investors scramble to offload all Turkish papers
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- TURKEY INSIGHT: Frantic defence of lira’s 8.00 line as foreign investors scramble to offload all Turkish papers

It's now official: Turkey has the least attractive bonds in the world. The meltdown continues apace with investors offloading Turkish obligations in a frantic defence of the TRY8 to the dollar...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: Another Turkish central bank governor head rolls
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: Another Turkish central bank governor head rolls

Crikey. Nearly everything in today’s list is a top story. The world has gone mad between presidents slagging each other off, to what looks like a full on meltdown that has begun in Turkey....

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Armenia’s embattled PM announces he’s agreed to June snap election
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Armenia’s embattled PM announces he’s agreed to June snap election

#Breaking: CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina hiked rates by 25bp to 4.5% this morning in what was a surprise decision, but wasn't really a...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Calvey’s testimony in court reads like a case study in how business is really done in Russia; Biden: “Putin is a killer”
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Calvey’s testimony in court reads like a case study in how business is really done in Russia; Biden: “Putin is a killer”

Hard to choose what to put at the top of the list today. Biden’s “Putin is a killer” is tempting, but this is a storm in a teacup in my opinion. We also have a big feature on...

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