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The Digital Intelligence Index (DII) put together by specialist Emerging and Frontier market investment fund Sturgeon Capital provides insights into the potential for fintech investments in emerging and developing markets.
Serbian consumers started to trust online retailers during the pandemic and now the number and volume of transactions are rising sharply.
Czechia, Estonia and Slovakia are planning budget cuts at a time when interest rates are still painfully high and many economies have yet to emerge from recession.
West might talk tough on Russia sanctions enforcement, but it may have to settle for half-hearted promises from region.
There is growing concern that Viktor Orban's radical rightwing government, with a track record of breaching fundamental values and blocking key EU decisions, could use the presidency in 2H24 to push its own agenda.
Input costs and selling prices, however, continued to rise amid reports of currency weakness.
On the morning of May30 a series of kamikaze drones struck Moscow, in the most intense attack the capital has seen since President Vladimir Putin launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly outpacing spending on fossil fuels as affordability and security concerns triggered by the global energy crisis strengthen the momentum behind more sustainable options, according to the IEA.
Grand coalitions between rivals are one symptom of the radically changed political landscape of the last decade.
Last year, the ‘Knot’, the highly rated American wedding magazine, asked 12,000 newly wed couples whether they had chosen a natural or a lab-grown diamond for their engagement ring? A third went for industrial stones.
Retail sector set to enter a protracted recession, driven by inflation eating into Poles’ real incomes and the exorbitant cost of mortgage repayments due to high interest rates.
The MNB's monetary council cut the O/N rate by 100bp to 17% but left the base rate on hold at 13%
Central bank governor says remittances rebounded to €2.4bn in 2022 after a dip during the pandemic.
It is high time to scrutinise the sustainability of Romania’s foreign debt, which has reached over €154bn and close to 60% of the country’s GDP.
Kenya’s sovereign bond index at the distressed 1,000 basis point spread over US treasuries enjoyed a brief reprieve from unrelenting gloom, as IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva declared it an innocent bystander in sub-Sahara default panic.
Justice ministry says delegation had “put forward political expectations beyond the EU’s conditionality procedure and super milestones".
Stans were eager for red carpet treatment. Notably, Russia was not invited.
Move aimed at increasing attraction to international investors as part of a plan to upgrade the capital markets from frontier to developed market status.
Most Hungarian analysts believe that GDP will grow 0.5-1% this year, which is below the government’s 1.5% target.