Oxfam urges EU to blacklist Balkan tax havens

bne IntelliNews December 11, 2017

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are all among the 47 countries on the EU’s watchlist.

Death toll from Iran-Iraq border quake approaches 400

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2017

Carnage mainly in predominantly Kurdish mountainous area which typically features homes made of mud bricks. At least 6,600 people injured in disaster and key hospital severely damaged.

Higher exports and investment push first-half growth in all EBRD countries bar two

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.

Iran, Russia display strategic unity and envision huge oil deal as Putin visits Tehran

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2017

Busy agenda ranges over preserving nuclear deal, Syria, Rosneft and NIOC contracts worth $30bn and planned 7,200-kilometre International North-South Transport Corridor.

Putin aide: Bringing Azerbaijan under Kremlin's influence would solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2017

Sergei Glazyev imagines that a Baku within the Eurasian Economic Union would create strong economic and business ties that would eventually mean a peace deal with neighbour Armenia.