Economy & Business

13 December 2018
Russian Protectorates Embrace Cryptocurrency

Digital currency could be an alternative to the dollar for wildcat regions in Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova.

 
11 December 2018
Beyond Official Statistics: Re-classifying “Informality” in Ukraine

“Informality” in its many forms – from outright corruption to showing gratitude for going above and beyond the call of duty – has something to teach us, and could even serve as a feedback mechanism for public policy.

By Abel Polese
 
6 December 2018
UK Freezes Pay-for-Visa Scheme Popular With Russians

Wealthy investors seeking EU residency need not worry – a dozen other countries still issue 'golden visas.'

 
30 November 2018
Eastern Europe Takes Second Look at Chinese Investments Premium

The Belt and Road vision is grand on paper, but the promised jobs and factories have been slow to materialize.

 
30 November 2018
Moldovan Grant Scheme Lures Migrants Back Home Premium
Foreign-based workers keep the economy afloat, yet their absence deprives the country of a vital resource.
 
28 November 2018
Comply or Pay (Tiny) Fine, Russian Watchdog Warns Google Premium

The tech giant is probably not too concerned – yet – about violating Russia’s strict online content laws.

 
28 November 2018
Turning the Compass to Find Positive North Premium
What happens if a journalist tries to seek out more optimistic news stories?
By Martin Ehl
 
23 November 2018
Pristina to Belgrade: Recognize Us or Face Long Trade War Premium

Kosovo has imposed 100 percent tariffs on Serbian and Bosnian goods in a decision that could seriously hurt its economy.

 
20 November 2018
A New Eurasian Order?
Kazakhstan is hoping to reap economic benefits from performing a balancing between China and Russia. From The Conversation.
By Moritz Pieper
 
20 November 2018
Tajik Mega-Dam Starts Producing Power Premium

Rogun dam project was for long a sore point with neighbor Uzbekistan, but international investors felt the potential gains outweighed the risk.

 

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