Banks on the run: odds shorten on Turkey losing both Unicredit and HSBC

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2020

Foreign investors unnerved by unpredictable and tight controls placed on economy by Erdogan regime are, meanwhile, largely avoiding Turkish sovereign bonds.

Slovenia’s “Banana King” takes to the skies

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 3, 2020

Why the world’s sixth-largest banana trader, Slovenian businessman Izet Rastoder, bought up the licences of bankrupt Adria Airways.

Returning migrants and trade disruptions: eastern EU members anticipate the cost of Brexit

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2020

Central European carmakers, Polish food producers and Czech brewers are among those expected to be hard hit by Brexit, but until a trade deal between the EU and UK is reached — or not — the extent of the fallout is impossible to predict.

INTERVIEW: Russia's Phosagro fertiliser producer goes green

Ben Aris in Berlin January 30, 2020

Leading Russian fertiliser company Phosagro was in Berlin in the middle of January to attend the Green Week and promote its ecologically friendly fertilisers as Russian corporates increasingly embrace the need to go green

Russian banks finish 2019 with clear profits and steady growth

Ben Aris in Berlin January 29, 2020

The crisis that Russian banks suffered in 2014-2016 is well and truly over as the sector had its second full year of clear profits in 2019, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) reported on January 28.