Economy & Business

23 February 2011
German Efficiency Married to Czech Ingenuity

Twenty years after its risk-laden privatization, VW-owned carmaker Skoda is the engine of the Czech economy and a way of life in the town of Mlada Boleslav. Second in a series. From Respekt.

By Tomas Sacher
22 February 2011
Free Cake! Premium

A St. Petersburg entrepreneur builds a successful business on creativity and canny marketing. First in a series.

By Galina Stolyarova
22 February 2011
White Marble City

Ashgabat gleams with new buildings and gobbles up the old. From EurasiaNet.

By David Trilling
21 February 2011
Bigger is Better

Kyiv says its new tax code will snuff out corruption, but small business owners say they will be the real victims.

By Ksenia Korzun
18 February 2011
Independent but Isolated Premium

Three years after its secession, Kosovo must renew its push for international recognition or face further stagnation.

By Martin Waehlisch and Behar Xharra


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