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April 2019 @bneintellinews
CEE tech exports boom
bne IntelliNews
Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries high-tech exports are booming, according to a study recently conducted by RS Components, based on an analysis of 10 years of high-tech export data from The World Bank.
CEE tech exports boom 2 Russian e-commerce could reach
$43bn by 2024 3 Cloud services on the rise in Russia 3
Russian Post to increase shipments
from China by 15-20% 5 AliExpress to start selling cars
in Russia 5 Russian Yandex.Taxi considers introducing guaranteed minimum income for drivers 6 Yandex acquires online inquiry
service TheQuestion 6
Merger of Extreme Digital and
eMAG to create leading online
retailer in CEE 8 Two Moscow online reputation
agencies secure $3mn for R&D
and M&A purposes 9 Ukrainian-Russian startup raises $1.5mn to teach English to Polish
and Spanish kids 9
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
ITI Funds launch a new cryptocurrency tracking ETF fund 11 BRICS countries could launch
integrated payment system 14 Russian payment system Mir
launches contactless payment service 15
NIBs 16
Russian Towers boosts revenues
by 35% in 2018, keeps expanding 18 Russian internet major posts
solid 4Q18 ahead of Alibaba deal 18 Russian mobile major MegaFon calls $ buyout, to delist from LSE 19 Russian mobile phone company MTS' earnings up by a third in 4Q18, outlook
for 2019 good 20
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Cloud services on the rise in Russia
The clouds over Russia’s burgeoning e-commerce business are swelling, but that is a good thing as the cloud services business
expanding on the back of new regulations that are feeding an already fast growing business.
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