Azerbaijan destroying civil society, protests TI as funding ban forces office closures

bne IntelliNews August 11, 2017

Prohibition on NGO funding sourced from abroad leaves corruption watchdog with only scaled-back Baku centre in the country.

Deadly Baku SUV street race puts privileges of rich and powerful's offspring back in focus

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2017

Hit-and-run accident said to involve deputy PM's grandson leaves two dead, move made for a trial after social media protests.

Fitch: IBA debt restructuring likely insufficient to pull Azerbaijani lender back to health

bne IntelliNews August 7, 2017

Although government support for Azerbaijan's largest bank is equivalent to 27% of 2016 national GDP, the lender may not overcome the depressed operating environment, rating agency warns.

CEE/CIS economic hubs face $1.3 trillion infrastructure gap

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 1, 2017

The region's steepest gap - of $727bn - is in Russia where inadequate infrastructure spending in recent decades has hindered economic growth.

Azerbaijani wrestlers' protest a sign of Baku's economic woes

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

Competitors preparing for Paris world championship refuse to take part in training, threaten to withdraw from event in row over unpaid wages.

Azerbaijan puts on military show of force amid new Armenia, human rights tensions

bne IntelliNews July 25, 2017

Baku sends forces to participate in armed forces challenges in Russia, Kazakhstan and China against a backdrop of renewed clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nagorno-Karabakh to choose between a bureaucrat and a soldier as the new president

bne IntelliNews July 19, 2017

Renewed violence on the breakaway region's border is likely to benefit incumbent President Bako Sahakyan.