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bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Russia to block Twitter in 30 days if it doesn't comply with orders, boosting the domestic tech industry
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Russia to block Twitter in 30 days if it doesn't comply with orders, boosting the domestic tech industry

Roskomnadzor, the Russian internet regulator, is back at its old tricks again. Last week it tried to slow Twitter down by throttling its bandwidth, which didn't really work as 200 characters need...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Borsa Istanbul sour taste won’t go away for foreign investors
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Borsa Istanbul sour taste won’t go away for foreign investors

Emerging market stocks rallied strongly last week after US President Joe Biden signed off on a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that will only pour more cash into the lake of liquidity. Stock markets...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  GV Gold on a roll
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- GV Gold on a roll

Breaking news this morning. Russia’s top five gold miner GV Gold announced it will IPO on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) soonest. As luck would have it I took an interview with GV last week and...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  US top diplomat dismisses as “incorrect” reports Korea is sending Iran funds blocked by sanctions
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- US top diplomat dismisses as “incorrect” reports Korea is sending Iran funds blocked by sanctions

Finally the weekend is here! Not that it makes that much difference in the corona times, but at least there are fewer emails to deal...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Slovenia: Emerging Europe’s secret success story
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Slovenia: Emerging Europe’s secret success story

We’ve been meaning to write today’s top story for ages: Slovenia is emerging Europe’s greatest success story but almost no one knows this story as Slovenia produces so little scandal...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- “Lukashenko Gold Mine” investigation exposing Belarus president’s riches scores 2mn views in 24 hours
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- “Lukashenko Gold Mine” investigation exposing Belarus president’s riches scores 2mn views in 24 hours

There is a new rich-president expose out: the “Lukashenko Gold Mine” investigation was released by Belarusian opposition Telegram channel on YouTube on March 8 and immediately went...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- The female voice of change
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- The female voice of change

The lead story today is in honour of yesterday’s international women’s day holiday and takes a look at the women leaders in our patch. There are a lot of inspiring stories with the three...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Zelenskiy government launches a major deoligarchisation drive but is it for real?
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Zelenskiy government launches a major deoligarchisation drive but is it for real?

Happy international women’s day! I was just at the shops to get the wife some flowers as Berlin has reintroduced the day as a regional holiday. They decided they didn't have enough holidays...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Romania to ban Chinese companies from big infrastructure projects
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Romania to ban Chinese companies from big infrastructure projects

There is a growing unease with Chinese investment in the whole of New Europe for a variety of reasons, but predominately the fears are a mix of national security concerns and a worry about a debt...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Hungary’s Fidesz pulls out of EPP before it is expelled
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Hungary’s Fidesz pulls out of EPP before it is expelled

The latest issue of bne IntelliNews flagship monthly magazine is out! Cover story is on Russian timber company’s Segezha rapid growth, but the magazine is packed with news and features from...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Sanctions risk on Russia is over-priced
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Sanctions risk on Russia is over-priced

I did a podcast/webinar yesterday with Evghenia Sleptsova, senior economist for Russia and the CIS at Oxford Economics, and Elina Ribakova, deputy chief economist with the Institute of International...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Kazakhstan announces discovery of largest reservoir of hydrocarbons since independence
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Kazakhstan announces discovery of largest reservoir of hydrocarbons since independence

Kazakhstan has announced that it has made a new find of the biggest oil field it has discovered since independence in the country’s oil-rich Mangystau region. It seems that peak-oil has been...

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