business new europe was founded in 2006 by two journalists who had been covering Emerging Europe for more than a decade. It remains the only English-language publication that covers the more than 30 countries of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and Central Asia (CEE/CIS).
We have found the best journalists in each of the countries of the region, who not only report on the progress each country makes as the process of convergence continues, but can draw on their experience and contacts to write forward-looking commentary and analyses of where each country is going.
Not just the "what" but also the "why." The idea is to provide pragmatic and actionable information for investors and companies working in or with the region that will help them with their business.
In addition, bne IntelliNews acts as an "intelligent filter" offering fast, timely, highly specialized political and business news and analyses that conserves your valuable resources with its IntelliNews daily news updates. Keep pace with the events that signal change in these emerging markets. Find out 90% of what you need to know in 20% of the reading time.
Finally, bne IntelliNews not only reports the stories in each country, it reports on what the market is saying about the story. Sentiment remains as big a driver of these markets as the reality on the ground, and often the markets react contrary to what the fundamentals suggest is the most appropriate action, but bne reports on these developments too.
bne:Magazine Once a month, bne IntelliNews publishes its flagship print magazine business new europe (bne) that has a round-up of news, interviews and commentary on CEE/CIS.
bne:Newspaper Each Friday, bne IntelliNews publishes bne:Newspaper as a PDF, which also features a round-up of news, interviews and commentary on CEE/CIS.
bne.eu The bne.eu website features daily news, interviews and commentary on CEE/CIS.
IntelliNews daily briefs Professional investors subscribe to IntelliNews, a premium daily email service that covers CEE/CIS as well as the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Chairman: Dr. Jerome Booth
Dr. Jerome Booth is an economist and commentator on emerging markets and global economic events. He is a British national. Through his private office New Sparta, he manages a number of investments. Dr. Booth was part of the MBO team that in 1999 established Ashmore - which has since grown into the world’s leading asset manager focused on emerging markets, with some $75bn AUM. Dr. Booth retired from Ashmore in 2013 and is currently a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School and a Governor of Anglia Ruskin University. His first book - “Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World: Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investments” - was published by Wiley in March 2014. Jerome also writes a weekly column about the global economy on his personal blog and presents a monthly podcast, Upside Down World, about the pressing issues in the emerging markets.
Publisher: James Hammond
James Hammond is an American citizen based in Boston. He founded Emerging Markets Direct in 2011 as a vehicle for the MBO of IntelliNews from Euromoney’s ISI Emerging Markets, where he was Director and Executive VP of Global Marketing, Product Development and Acquisitions. Purchases he made for the company included BPR, CEIC, LiquidAfrica, InfoLatina and KNS, which was rebranded IntelliNews in 2000. James launched ISI’s IFIS (Islamic Finance Information Service) and DealWatch products. Earlier in his career, he headed ISI’s Latin American operations out of Mexico City and, prior to ISI, was Associate Publisher (Latin America) for World Times Inc.
Editor-in-chief: Ben Aris
Amongst the longest serving foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe, Ben Aris has been covering Russia since 1993, with stints in the Baltics and Central Asia. He is a former Moscow bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph, was a contributing editor at The Banker and Euromoney for a decade as well as Russia correspondent for The Business. He is also a regular contributor to many of the best-known international business titles such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Institutional Investor and many others. In 2003, Ben moved to Berlin as acting bureau chief for The Guardian before founding bne in 2006 to cover all of CEE/CIS. He returned to live in Moscow full time in the summer of 2009. Ben was voted "best foreign business correspondent in Russia" by RIA Novosti in 2011 and 2012.
Managing Editor: Nicholas Watson
Nicholas Watson is a co-founder of bne and its managing editor. An award-winning journalist and published author, he has a long career as a reporter in all the major regions of the globe. He was a correspondent in Tokyo for eight years, in New York for three years, in London for three years, and in Prague for 10 years. During that time, he has contributed to many publications such as The Financial Times, The Globe & Mail and The Moscow Times, as well as being the Central and Eastern European correspondent for The Deal, correspondent/editor for International Herald Tribune TV, senior European editor for TheStreet.com, and editor and correspondent for Knight-Ridder Financial News. Watson is the co-author of "The Bond Bible," a book about the US bond markets (Prentice Hall, 1999).
Editor at Large: Liam Halligan
Liam Halligan is an economist, columnist and broadcaster with extensive business experience. He has written his weekly Economics Agenda in The Sunday Telegraph since 2003 - which has been recognized with a British Press Award since 2003. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management. Liam first lived and worked in Russia in the mid-1990s, when co-founded the Russian-European Centre for Economic Policy and - the country’s first post-Soviet macro-data source. He also reported for The Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit and wrote a weekly column for The Moscow Times. A former Political Correspondent for The Financial Times, Liam also spent 7 years as Economics Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He is a citizen of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Chief News Editor: Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson joined bne Intellinews in 2014 after almost 25 years at the Financial Times, where he had been European companies editor, industry editor, and deputy Europe editor. He was also the FT’s correspondent for central Europe, and then the Nordic and Baltic regions, between 1997-2009.
Eastern Europe Editor: Nick Allen
Southeast Europe Editor: Clare Nuttall
Central Europe Editor: Tim Gosling
Eurasia Editor: Naubet Bisenov
Investigations Editor: Graham Stack
bne IntelliNews is controlled by New Sparta Holdings. New Sparta acquired a majority stake in bne in 2014, merging the news and analyses operations of bne and Emerging Markets Direct, the parent company of IntelliNews, in which it also bought a majority stake in 2014.
All minority shareholders are private individuals, with significant stakes held by Ben Aris, Jim Hammond, Nick Watson and Liam Halligan.">