Chișinău has the best of both worlds: on the major central boulevard, a couple of American Peace Corps volunteers recently founded a pulled pork pub called “Smokehouse”, while a few streets away, the word “seedy” takes on new meanings as a nightclub cloakroom operator breezily tells us he needs to check for weapons.
The waitresses and groups of lone women inside eye you up as you enter a smoky dancefloor where a beer will set you back the same amount as in London (the existence of prostitutes in this venue is documented in travel reviews and spread by word of mouth).
Where else but in the east, he asks, can you find a shop that will sell you a fur coat in the middle of the night? Where else in Europe do you have access to a 24-hour Mc Donald’s delivery service?
The answer is unsurprisingly Chișinău (disclaimer: the delivery website claims that Mc Donald’s deliveries are temporarily down but the menu is still available online).
Capital projects are the economic lifeblood of the world today, especially in emerging markets such as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Our survey – the first we’ve undertaken in the CEE/CIS region – aims to take the temperature of the capital projects business: to understand the challenges people are facing and what they intend to do about them, and to get their insights into the opportunities ahead.
Situated between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, and has long been a geopolitical battleground between the east and west.
The newfound post-1989 liberty and freedom have morphed into a way of understanding the individual or the state that may be alien to many of us now.
Change in the asset & wealth management industry is now accelerating at an exponential rate.
Although the industry is set for growth over the next ten years, asset and wealth managers must become business revolutionaries, even disruptors, if they’re to survive and prosper. Daniel Windaus, Working capital Partner, highlights some of the key findings from the latest Pw C report on working capital.
This the first time that our working capital experts have looked at working capital performance in relation to enterprise value - with interesting results.
The report provides insight on sectors, territories and companies of all sizes.