Features : Delayed Reaction

REGIONAL REPORT / CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE They dodged the early fallout from the credit crunch, but Central and Eastern Europe’s economies are facing growing challenges.   All change: Central and Eastern Europes economies are in transition. Next year Europe’s ...

Features : Power Play

COUNTRY REPORT / RUSSIA Having hand picked his successor as Russian president, Vladimir Putin has assured the country there will be a smooth transition of power. How much power he will retain remains in question.   Oil has filled Russia's ...

Features : The Wild East

RUSSIA Russia’s greatest strength could also turn out to be its biggest weakness.   Skyscrapers go up as some of Russia’s surplus is invested in infrastructure projects Oil has been kind to Russia. In the past few years, as world ...