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Russia has managed to largely bypass Western sanctions on technology and semiconductor imports to supply itself with technology to keep its economy working and build sophisticated weapons.
In the first French criminal seizure of property owned by a Russian oligarch, authorities have arrested a luxurious €23mn villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in southeastern France, which authorities claim belongs to the majority owner of Magnitogorsk
Political stability and high inflation have slowed Bulgaria's efforts to join the European single currency.
The documents and wiretapped conversations in the Volner case unveil a country run in a mafia-style way, where state bodies collaborate with criminals and the justice system covers up any involvement of high-ranking officials.
Years of political instability have stymied Bulgaria's efforts to meet the criteria for euro adoption.
Upsurge in gangsterism may be linked to unending “wealth amnesties” that attract foreign mafiosi to the country.
Newspaper report says Iranian delegation travelled to Russia to look at potential for production plant in Tatarstan.
Famous scheme has created money laundering risks because of weak background checks, says Moneyval committee.
Accusations against Nexo include money laundering, tax crimes, unlicensed bank operations and computer fraud, a spokesperson for the prosecution said.
Investigators probe money laundering, tax evasion, unjustified enrichment and bribery allegations.
Verdict could give billionaire former premier a boost ahead of presidential elections next weekend.
As Mongolians protest against the alleged embezzlement of up to $12.8bn in state coal export revenues, bne IntelliNews takes a look at the other greatest scams in the region over the last three decades.
US Department of Justice says Danske allowed “high-risk customers”, including many from Russia, to access the US financial system.
Fugitive Moldovan businessmen and politicians Ilan Shor and Vlad Plahotniuc were sanctioned under the UK’s Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations.
Sanctioned Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman was arrested on suspicion of “numerous offences” at his multi-million-pound London home on December 3 but immediately released on bail.
Weekly mass protests and the ‘Moldova Leaks’ scandal have put the government under pressure. Its response risks undermining its reformist credentials.
The mega project was cancelled in 2020 amid political acrimony and geopolitical speculation. Now, a shift in regional transport routes may be breathing new life into it.
Fugitive politicians Vlad Plahotniuc and Ilan Shor among those sanctioned by the US.
In their latest investigation, the Belarusian Investigative Centre (BIC) has outlined the Karić brothers’ connections to the Minsk regime and investigated the legality of the sales and transfers of the family’s various properties.