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Romania’s energy blockchain revolution failed before it started

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 30, 2021

The ICOs of two tokens launched in Romania three years ago raised a total of $55mn, but today their values have plunged close to zero and their websites are down. bne IntelliNews investigates where their founders are now.

YUGOSLAVIA 30 YEARS ON: Scaling back the state

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 30, 2021

The coronacrisis saw the role of the state increase, but post-crisis efforts towards privatisation and a stepping back of the state from the economy are expected.

YUGOSLAVIA 30 YEARS ON: Small transition states particularly vulnerable to ‘corrosive capital’

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 30, 2021

Countries from the former Yugoslavia have seen a series of un-transparent investments with a geo-political agenda, says think tank CIPE.

S&P: EMEA faster growth, but higher inflation

Ben Aris in Berlin June 29, 2021

Emerging market economies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are recovering faster than previously expected from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but that has come with higher inflation.

Money laundering disquiet as Turkey's sixth wealth amnesty law expires

Akin Nazli in Belgrade June 29, 2021

Erdogan administration even made it possible for assets to be carried into country in a suitcase, with no inquiries posed as to origins.

YUGOSLAVIA 30 YEARS ON: ‘Yugo-nostalgia’ fading but not gone

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 28, 2021

Since Yugoslavia started to disintegrate, a whole generation has grown up but there are still some in the region who look back nostalgically.

Uzbekistan has built up some growth momentum despite a tough year

Ben Aris in Berlin June 28, 2021

The Uzbek economy has three key things going for it: it has growth; it has a young and growing population, and it has money. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev launched a comprehensive reform programme in 2017 that is now starting to bear fruit.

INTERVIEW: Kyrylo Shevchenko, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine

Ben Aris in Berlin June 28, 2021

The National Bank of Ukraine's (NBU) clean-up of the banking sector and prudent monetary policy have been some of the outstanding successes of Ukraine’s reform programme.

M.Video-Eldorado Group – Russia's retail lion

Ben Aris in Berlin June 27, 2021

The merger between Russian consumer electronics giants M.Video and Eldorado in March 2018 created the biggest electronics retailer in Europe, but now it is in a new race against fast growing e-commerce companies.

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