Georgia

Georgians ask 'why oligarch Ivanishvili's attacking TBC Bank’

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 16, 2019

Observers claim dispute with co-founder of lender relates to Anakli deep-water port investment, political game plans.

Georgia’s TBC Bank claims “dark PR” as it fights laundering probe

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 11, 2019

Prosecutor general’s office investigating consecutive loans made to companies and chairman and deputy chairman of lender.

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Georgia

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2018

Country's post-election political storm looks over. The small nation at the crossroads of Europe and Asia might now get back to business.

Georgian presidential runoff fallout: defeated candidate calls for mass protests, early general election

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest and Will Conroy in Prague November 30, 2018

OSCE says campaign saw significant deviations from democratic principles. Winner, backed by Georgia’s richest man, “enjoyed an undue advantage”, it concludes.

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