business new europe (bne) was set up in 2006 by a group of journalists who have been covering emerging Europe for more than a decade. It remains the only English-language publication that covers all 30 of the countries of "new Europe" -- Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, as well as the former Soviet Union.
We have found the best journalists in each of the countries of the region with getting on for 100 years of cumulative experience, 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 analysis of where each country is going; the idea is to provide pragmatic and actionable information for investors and companies working in or with the region that will help them promote their business.
bne covers business, economics, finance and politics in these dynamic new markets and while there is a fair amount of reporting by wires on the "what" of the story, there is almost no commentary on the "why", which is bne's core function.
In addition, bne acts as an "intelligent filter" consuming the mountains of research put out each day by investment banks, IFIs and think-tanks; bne reads all this research and republishes what we consider to be the best or most informative in a series of lists and newsletters distributed by email, allowing our readers to stay up to date on the debate. Find out 90% of what you need to know in 20% of the reading time.
Finally, bne 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 offers a variety of products that cover the region and if you register via the link on the home page, you can try all our products for a month for free.
monthly print: once a month, bne publishes its flagship magazine that has a round-up of news, interviews and commentary on all four of our major geographic regions. The magazine is the easiest way to keep abreast of developments across the whole of emerging Europe. Apply for a free sample copy when you register for free to our services.
weekly pdf version of the monthly magazine: each Monday, bne publishes a shorter version of the monthly magazine as a pdf, which can either be read online via the yellow panel on the home page once you register for the free month trial, or it can be sent to your inbox by email via the "manage my delivery" link on the home page.
website articles: bne publishes up to three articles a day on its home page that are accessible for free when they are released. The archive is only accessible to subscribers, but a subscription to the articles costs only €30 a year.
daily lists: each day, bne publishes five daily lists that cover: Russia, Ukraine, Central Europe, Southeast Europe and Eurasia. These can be read either online via the yellow panel on the home page once you register for the free month trial, or they can be sent to your inbox by email every morning via the "manage my delivery" link on the home page.
weekly newsletters: each Monday, bne publishes four newsletters that cover: banks, M&A, credit and stocks in CEE. These can be read either online via the yellow panel on the home page once you register for the free month trial, or they can be sent to your inbox by email every Monday morning via the "manage my delivery" link on the home page.
monthly newsletters: once a month, bne publishes a real estate newsletter that covers the action in the real estate market across emerging Europe. This can be read either online via the yellow panel on the home page once you register for the free month trial, or they can be sent to your inbox by email every Monday morning via the "manage my delivery" link on the home page.
There are various packages available for subscribers. The cost of one daily list is €40 per person per year. The cost of a weekly newsletter is €150 per person per year. The Basic Package gives access to all five daily lists and the online articles and costs €180 per person per year. And get access to everything including the archive and the print magazine with the Full Package that costs €500 per person per year. Discounts for multiple or corporate subscriptions are available.
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Editor-in-chief: Ben Aris
Ben is the editor/publisher of bne and an Eastern Europe specialist. Amongst the longest serving foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe, Ben has been covering Russia since 1993, with stints in the Baltic's 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. He returned to live in Moscow full time in the summer of 2009.
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Managing Editor: Nicholas Watson
Nick is a co-founder of Business New Europe and its managing editor. An award-wining journalist and published author, Nick 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 ten 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. Nick is the co-author of "The Bond Bible," a book about the US bond markets (Prentice Hall, 1999).
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News Editor: Tim Gosling
Based in Moscow, Tim is responsible for bne coverage of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. He has been based in emerging Europe for over a decade, and worked as Head of Research for the Russian operations of global real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield and Deputy Head of Equities Research for Russian brokerage CentreInvest Group before joining bne. During an earlier posting in Prague, Tim covered the region as Managing Editor of CEE’s leading real estate monthly CiJ, as well as working as Special Sections Editor for Czech Business Weekly. He has also written for The Economist Group, Russia Profile and The Moscow Times amongst others.
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Kazakhstan: Clare Nuttall
Clare was educated at Oxford University after which she did a stint in Kyrgyzstan writing for the Central Asia News. She returned to London as a staff writer for the leading private equity publication, the RealDeal. In 2007, she joined 's staff as the Central Asia correspondent and is currently based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Poland: Jan Cienski
Jan is the Warsaw bureau chief of the Financial Times . He has been in Warsaw since 2003, where he has covered Poland's entry into the European Union, with its complicated political and economic consequences. Prior to that he spent five years as the Washington correspondent for the National Post, a Canadian newspaper. He also spent several years in the United States working for The Associated Press . From 1992 to 1995 he worked in Moscow for the German News Agency DPA, and was also a freelancer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He got his start as a reporter working in Warsaw for United Press International in 1989 and 1990. Jan was born in South Africa in 1965 and later lived in Canada, where he received a degree in international relations from the University of Toronto.
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Baltics: Michael Collier
Educated at University Of East Anglia, Mike has been a journalist since graduating and has worked for the BBC, Press Association and Paul Raymond Publications in the UK before moving to Riga in 2007 to become an editor for The Baltic Times.