IMF head urges Ukraine to preserve NBU independence

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

IMF issues warning as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy prepares to appoint a new central bank governor. Zelenskiy promised an “independent technocrat” but analysts are sceptical.

Spotify to enter Russia, other emerging Europe markets in new expansion drive

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Group that also offer music streaming services.