Tag Archives: CEE

  • Another tag on the wall

    By Eleonora Georgieva and Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | Graffiti artists are turning Bulgarian cities into creative open galleries, and sending powerful messages in the process The perception towards graffiti has changed over the past few decades thanks to outstanding street artists like Banksy, who have done more than just paint an image […]

  • The Bulgarian organic food market – from small niche farms to thriving business

    By Eleonora Georgieva, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | Well-being. Improving the health of all is one of the main goals of the United Nations for the next 10 years. The organization’s current set of sustainable development goals include ensuring a healthy life and the promotion of well-being for everyone. And as we all know, food […]

  • The charm of Bulgaria’s wine chateaux

    By Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | A centuries-old history, traditions and great ambitions. These are the key features of the Bulgarian wine business. Along with production for local and traditional markets, and entry into new international markets, a number of boutique wineries have been trying to bring Bulgaria’s wine culture to an even […]

  • Conquering the global market, from small Bulgarian towns

    By Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | What could five towns in Southeast European with a population of fewer than 50,000 people have in common? Obviously, the small population… But how about global business leadership? Yes, it’s actually possible. The Bulgarian towns Letnitsa (population: 5,000), Bozhuriste (8,000), Lozen (6,000), Montana (50,000) and Vidin (40,000) […]

  • Sofia: SEE’s emerging fintech hub

    By Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | “One of the fastest growing fintech destinations in the CEE Region”; “An evolving fintech hub”; “The most vibrant fintech destination in the SEE region”. You can often hear or read these definitions of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Trust us, this is not an overstatement. Behind these […]

  • The Russian fintech scene in the spotlight

    By Angelina Krutova, Raiffeisenbank in Russia | The Russian fintech market has been growing significantly for the past two years in terms of both the number of deals and the volume of investment. The market has several particularities: Russia is a leading global supplier of IT specialists and some areas such as P2P lending, crowd […]

  • Digital Banking Services for Corporate Business: Russian Perspective

    By Marie Mesropyan, Raiffeisenbank in Russia | Big business is still experiencing a shortage of digital banking services. Leaders of the financial industry are actively trying to solve the problem Digital banking infrastructure for business in Russia, especially for large and medium businesses, still lags behind the mass retail segment, experts say. “In general, development […]

  •  “I definitely became more professional and learned a lot in Russia”

    By Anna Gorshkova, Raiffeisenbank in Russia | Prior to moving to Moscow in January 2016, Roland Wass, Head of Risk and Credit Management at Raiffeisenbank Russia, spent 13 years in Belgrade working for Raiffeisenbank Serbia. He spoke to Discover CEE about the challenges of moving to a new country, cultural and professional differences between Austrians […]