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  1. July 29, 2014

    Archbishop of Cyprus urges investors to reject €1bn bank share sale

    The archbishop of Cyprus has taken the unusual step of urging thousands of small investors in the island’s biggest bank to...

  2. July 28, 2014

    Bank of Cyprus to raise €1bn through share sale

    Bank of Cyprus has raised €1bn by selling shares to investors including Wilbur Ross, the US private equity specialist, and...

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  1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

    From Egypt to Iraq, business conditions are improving and new frontiers are opening up...
  2. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

    The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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  1. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

    By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

  2. Brussels Blog

    June 11, 2014

    Is Selmayr's exit a sign Juncker's in trouble?

    Campaign manager Selmayr, left, with Juncker on election night in Brussels last month. In a town that is reading every tea...

  3. May 21, 2014

    Kazakhs battle to stave off chill blowing in from Russian steppe

    It is after 8pm and Kazakhstan’s parliament in the futuristic capital of Astana is practically deserted. Yet Bakytzhan...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Hungary's growth roars back

    The Hungarian economic comeback really is underway – or so it would seem, given the release of first quarter preliminary...

  5. May 14, 2014

    EBRD warns Ukraine crisis having ‘severe’ effect on eastern Europe

    The geopolitical stand-off between Russia and Ukraine is having a “severe” effect on the two economies, warned the leading...

  6. May 11, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev to sign anti-corruption pact with EBRD

    Kiev will sign an anti-corruption initiative with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Monday, trying to...

  7. April 15, 2014

    Rio Tinto makes ‘progress’ in Mongolia copper mine dispute

    Rio Tinto is aiming to resolve its differences with Mongolia’s government over a vast copper mine expansion within the next...

  8. April 13, 2014

    Ukrainian businesses hit hard by Russian moves

    Anatoliy Yurkevych had an unpleasant surprise last week when he learnt from a statement on the website of Russia’s federal...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    Turquoise -- still the colour of money in Mongolia?

    Decision time approaches for Mongolia, Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill on Oyu Tolgoi, the enormous copper mining project that...

  10. Westminster Blog

    March 3, 2014

    What can the UK do about Crimea?

    Pro-Russian troops in Crimea As MPs return to Westminster after a tumultuous weekend in Ukraine, recriminations are flying...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2014

    Kazakhstan's banks: the wild east for consumer loans

    Something strange is happening in Kazakhstan. Over 12 per cent of consumer loans are non-performing and yet the banks are...

  12. November 24, 2013

    Kiev’s lost chance

    After backing down from putting Ukraine on a path to Nato membership under Russian pressure in 2008, the west may have lost...

  13. November 21, 2013

    Lost in transition

    When the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991, the hope was that former member states would shed their relative...

  14. November 20, 2013

    EBRD delivers stark warning to eastern Europe on wealth gap

    Many eastern European and former Soviet countries risk never closing the income gap with western countries unless they...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2013

    Ukraine's Yanukovich: corruption talks, EBRD walks

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich sounded deadly serious during a passionate speech he gave on his administration’s...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 23, 2013

    PKP IPO: set to be Warsaw's biggest for 2013

    Laying the groundwork for the largest initial public offering this year on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, PKP, the Polish state...

  17. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    Ukraine: one way to escape Russia's grip - just use less gas

    Not so efficient Ukrainian government officials say they are pushing ahead with a several-pronged plan to wean their...

  18. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2013

    Guest post: privatisation as litmus test for Slovenia

    By Jean-Marc Peterschmitt of the EBRD Slovenia is facing its most serious economic crisis since it joined the European Union...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    Corporate watch: Russian Towers plans to dominate telecoms landscape

    By Ben Aris of bne Russian mobile phone operators just launched their first 4G networks and the biggest cities are due to be...

  20. June 26, 2013

    Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

    In Gyor in Hungary, exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest – and a stone’s throw from the border with Slovakia – stands...

  21. May 28, 2013

    Forces must rally in aid of business in the Arab world

    Economic hardship has driven the popular uprisings and wider discontent sweeping the Arab world and the troubles of funding...

  22. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2013

    Russia GDP cheers investors

    Russian equities started the week strongly with a 0.7 per cent rise in the dollar-based RTS index boosted by solid global...

  23. May 17, 2013

    Russian growth declines to slowest rate since 2009

    Russia’s economy grew at 1.6 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, its slowest growth rate since 2009,...

  24. May 14, 2013

    Markets Insight: Cultures clash in Istanbul

    The clichés are apposite: Istanbul is where cultures collide. Europe meets Asia; Christian history meets Islam. It is also...

  25. May 14, 2013

    Russia finance chief calls for restoration of trust

    Rapid expansion of Russia’s bond markets has broadened access to capital for a swath of its companies but restoring investor...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    Georgia: Tata in $700m hydro scheme

    India’s Tata Power has agreed to invest in two hydroelectric projects in Georgia that will help the impoverished South...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    EBRD: Ottoman times

    Smiles all round on the faces of those officials of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who successfully...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    New York headlines

    * EBRD: sharpish cut in forecasts * Indian industrial output up, but underlying growth weak * Sri Lanka: why the unexpected...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    EBRD: sharpish cut in forecasts

    Rarely has a forecast been cut so fast. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Friday slashed its 2013...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    Turkey: a (modest) gift from the EBRD

    By Stefan Wagstyl and Neil Buckley The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development likes to reward the host of its...

  31. May 9, 2013

    Opinion: Rebooted Vienna recognises need for change

    The European banking system is again under pressure. Eurozone banks are struggling to reduce their exposures to meet the...

  32. April 25, 2013

    Recruitment processes: Candidates must prepare for a different experience

    The process of hiring executives differs greatly between the international public sector and the business world, creating a...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2013

    Russians wheel out spring tyres as manufacturers move in

    The northern hemisphere spring has come at last and it’s time for motorists in Russia to switch from winter to summer...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2013

    Margaret Thatcher's lessons for central and eastern Europe

    By Erik Berglof of the EBRD As with almost everything that Margaret Thatcher undertook, her legacy in central and eastern...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2013

    Hungary: Simor finds a safe haven

    András Simor, the hawkish former governor of Hungary’s central bank who stepped down this month, has quickly found a new...

  36. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2013

    Guest post: safeguarding nuclear's role in Ukrainian energy

    By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD The use of nuclear power generates at least as much debate as electricity. This is especially...

  37. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2013

    Lithuania: banking sector returns to normal with Ukio rescue

    Most clients of the failed bank, Ukio Bankas, Lithuanian sixth-largest lender by assets, received some good news this week –...

  38. February 26, 2013

    Iberdrola sells Polish unit for €203m

    Iberdrola has sold a majority stake in its Polish unit as the Spanish power utility moves closer towards completing a €2bn...

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