East European cities mull banger bans as “dirty diesel” exports threaten to worsen air quality

Clare Nuttall in Tirana November 29, 2018

Governments and city authorities in Southeast Europe and Eurasia want to limit imports of the older car models that have flooded into the region as few people can afford new cars.

Iran introduces petrol rationing to curb smuggling by profiteers

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2018

Collapse of rial in face of US sanctions has made country’s fixed-price fuel attractive on regional black markets.

4G growing fast in CEE with mobile penetrations running ahead of the global average

EWDN in Moscow November 13, 2018

The research branch of international mobile operator association GSMA has released a report on the mobile economy in Russia and 11 neighbouring countries that found the digital economy and telecoms services are growing faster than the global average.

Star performers: Azerbaijan and Turkey shoot up the Doing Business rankings

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2018

Baku, plagued by corruption headlines, and Ankara, wracked by economic turmoil, will welcome the plaudits.

Iran’s Zarif attacks “law-breaking country” US

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2018

After meeting with Turkish, Azerbaijani counterparts ahead of upcoming oil sanctions, foreign minister warns of “severe consequences for the world order”.