WOE: Hopes and expectations for COP 26 with Russian delegate Vyacheslav Fetisov

November 3, 2021

The jury is still out on whether the UN's COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow is a success. It will all come down to the contribution of delegates, who are now taking over from national leaders in discussions to form a global framework for combatting climate change. China and Russia have dr

WoE: Retail in the time of corona with Sergei Goncharov, CEO of Pyaterochka

October 28, 2021

Retail in Russia is booming, but it's also undergoing seismic shifts. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed customers online, leading retailers to invest in technology and logistics in response to unprecedented demand. How can industry leaders keep pace with changing consumer preferences, and what does t

WoE Natural gas burning bright - are sky-high gas prices the new norm?

October 6, 2021

Natural gas prices are at historical highs and breaking records on a nearly daily basis. Are sky-high prices here to stay? What is driving the surge?   bne IntelliNews hosts three veterans of the Russian market to discuss the issues that between them have more than 100 years of experien

WoE: the arrest of Roman Protasevich with Tadeusz Giczan, editor-in-chief of Belarus opposition Telegram channel Nexta

May 25, 2021

On May 23 Belarus scrambled a MiG-29 fighter to force down a Ryanair passenger plane flying over its territory and arrested a passenger, the former editor and co-founder of the opposition Nexta Telegram channel. He is now being held in the KGB detention centre in central Minsk but has not yet been f

WoE: the post-coronavirus re-bound with Evghenia Sleptsova of Oxford Economics and Elina Ribakova of IIF

March 2, 2021

The world was hit by a global pandemic and an oil shock in 2020 but as 2021 gets underway the economies in Emerging Europe are bouncing back surprisingly quickly. What is driving the recovery? What problems remain? How will Ukraine cope with the suspension of its IMF programme? Just how exposed i

WoE: Whither Ukraine in 2021

November 25, 2020

Ukraine has been on a rollercoaster ride this year. After the wild optimism following the election of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the hectic reform legislative drive of the first six months of his administration, the whole programme seems to have been derail and the IMF programme has

WoE: Powering Change in Uzbekistan: Energy Reforms and Investment Opportunities

November 19, 2020

The Uzbek Ministry of Energy hosted an international webinar on current and future developments in the country’s energy sector in cooperation with bne IntelliNews that was hosted by Ben Aris, the editor-in-chief of bne IntelliNews. Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev launched a five-year reform

WoE: The Belarusian long game starts

August 19, 2020

The political crisis in Belarus has reached a new stage. The protestors have taken control of the streets, withstood a brutal crackdown by the police, and the biggest companies are on strike. but Lukashenko remains in office. Now things are getting political. The opposition’s Coordinating Council

WoE Protests in Belarus, the business perspective

August 17, 2020

It seems the entire population of Belarus has risen up against self-appointed president Alexander Lukashenko following a massive falsification of election results on August 9. But what does the potential regime change mean for business? There are two Belarusian economies: the Soviet legacy giant

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