Pipeline to help EU diversify away from over-reliance on Russian gas as part of 3,500-km corridor.
Latest forecasts include upward revisions for all three states, with the most comprehensive changes for Azerbaijan, which is recovering from a contraction caused by low oil prices.
Rating agency Fitch forecasts Beijing's deleveraging efforts will slow Chinese GDP growth, with a negative impact on countries that supply the Asian economic giant with raw materials.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan’s economy has had a turbulent few years since the end of its hydrocarbons-fuelled boom but with Brent crude now close to $80 projections for the country's GDP growth are more optimistic.