CEE banking: Heaven or hell

CEE banking: Heaven or hell

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

A proposed tie-up between UniCredit and Société Générale would be a real game changer in the region: complementary and challenging.

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

By JEREMY WELTMAN

When the World Cup fanfare is over, investors must gauge whether the country represents a better bet than other emerging markets – and there are still some nagging doubts.

Fintech: The cold, hard facts of bitcoin mining

Fintech: The cold, hard facts of bitcoin mining

By CHRIS WRIGHT

Soviet military bunkers in Kazakhstan and portable houses in Siberia linked up to the plumbing: Bitcoin mining is moving in some interesting directions that will become even more diverse as China cracks down on its domestic industry.