EBRD posts another record lending year after boycotting Russia, spreading wings

bne IntelliNews January 18, 2018

Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.

Watchdog says Turkey worst in the world for jailing journalists in 2017

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2017

73 journalists remained behind bars in Turkey, according to the CPJ's latest press freedom report, while Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia also got dishonourable mentions.

EIB postpones decision on €1.5bn TAP pipeline loan

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest December 13, 2017

Part of a network of pipelines that will carry gas from Azerbaijan's offshore Shah Deniz field to Europe, TAP has been heavily criticised by civil society and environmental groups.

Iran's Chabahar Port extension opens export door to Afghanistan, Central Asia for India

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2017

Joint Iranian and Indian investment triples capacity of Iran's only oceanic port as India looks to bypass Pakistan with new trading routes.

Letter shows European Commission urged EIB, EBRD to finance Azerbaijani gas project

bne IntelliNews November 28, 2017

EU’s climate action chief and EC vice president revealed to have written to development banks to lobby for financing of huge pipeline investment that will deliver gas to Europe.