CONFERENCE CALL: Making multilateralism work in the face of a nationalist backlash

Ben Aris in Rhodes October 22, 2018

The global population is growing and that is changing everything. Exponential demographic expansion is a challenge we are as yet unqualified to deal with, argued ex-German foreign minister Joschka Fischer at the Rhodes summit this year.

Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 19, 2018

Exotic destinations in Central Asia and the Caucasus saw the region’s sharpest increase in tourist spend in the last seven years, a report from the WNWTO shows.

Ukraine’s renewable rush still faces uncertainties

Fabrice Deprez in Nikopol October 19, 2018

Ukrainian energy companies are rushing into new renewable power projects to take advantage of "green tariffs," and the country is ideal for wind and solar power, but experts worry the momentum may be lost later this year when regulations change

Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Ben Aris in Berlin October 12, 2018

Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.

Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2018

Latvia has emerged as the continent’s biogas generation leader, Eurostat data show, while former laggard Hungary has boosted investment into renewables in recent years.

VOX: Banking in a time of uncertainty — BCS GM diversifies out of Russia

Ben Aris in New York October 4, 2018

BCS Global Markets is a fast growing broker-dealer that has its origins in Russia, but has been diversifying into the UK and US. bne IntelliNews sits down with BCS GM’s CEO Roman Lokhov

Russian stocks in a time of uncertainty

Ben Aris in Moscow September 27, 2018

Russia's economy is recovering and the leading companies are paying record dividends, but the RTS index has been range bound for years as the politics of sanctions overshadow everything. bne talks to Roman Lokhov, CEO of BCS GM, on this and more.

Croatia’s summer season disappoints as tourists return to Turkey and Egypt

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 26, 2018

Dip in arrivals in August causes consternation in world’s most tourism dependent economy, but tourist numbers soar in other Eastern Adriatic destinations.

Romania’s “disobedient” GenZ shun employment for startups

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 26, 2018

Company ownership by young adults has soared as young Romanian adults shy away from the 9 to 5 in favour of founding new businesses, many of them in creative sectors.