Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 19, 2018

Exotic destinations in Central Asia and the Caucasus saw the region’s sharpest increase in tourist spend in the last seven years, a report from the WNWTO shows.

UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order used against Azerbaijani banker’s wife

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2018

Transparency campaigners celebrate move to make rich investors explain where suspicious money came from.

Blair to lobby Salvini for TAP pipeline completion

bne IntelliNews September 4, 2018

Environmental objections in Italy pose threat to last leg of Southern Gas Corridor designed to deliver Azerbaijani gas to EU.

Turkish, Russian devaluations are spilling over into Central Asia and the Caucuses

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2018

The Turkish currency crisis is not expected to cause contagion in other emerging markets but it has hurt the currencies of its regional neighbours where it plays a more important role via trade, banking and investment links.

Smallprint shows Caspian Sea summit was not the ‘summit to end all summits’

Ben Aris in Berlin August 13, 2018

Signing of convention made for a nice photocall, but expect more interminable wrangling on how to divide up the oil and gas resources.