Belarus recovery underway in January-June

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

Belarus is the laggard of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as the rest of the region emerges from recession, but the economy is picking up a little steam mid-year.

Nato still has a mixed reception in Emerging Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin July 14, 2017

After 70 years of being told Nato was the enemy, most of the populations of the former Communist bloc continue to have mixed feelings about their former enemies – even if the geopolitics have changed radically.

Yandex.Taxi and Uber join forces in six CIS countries

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Russia’s premier online taxi service Yandex.Taxi has joined forces with local rival Uber to jointly offer their service in six CIS countries

MACRO ADVISER: The EEU will keep Russia in the Chinese OBOR game

Tom Adshead of Macro-Advisory July 10, 2017

Russia's goal in promoting the Eurasia Economic Union was not to recreate the Soviet Union, but simply to give it some leverage over China and its One Belt One Road strategy. And it looks like it will work.

CHINA RISING: Belarus seeks its place orbiting China

Sergei Kuznetsov in Minsk July 10, 2017

Minsk is now trying to improve Great Stone Park's preferential regime in order to make it a more attractive proposition.

Russian funding and junk bonds keep Belarus afloat

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv July 7, 2017

Unwilling to adopt liberal reforms demanded by the IMF for further loans, Belarus turns as expected to its eastern neighbour for support.

Monthly bond wrap: Russia leads in CEE with $5.85bn new issues in June

Ben Aris in Berlin July 7, 2017

Ten of 12 new bond issues in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in June were Russian after only one Russian bond issue offer in May.

Belarus’ retail king Euroopt goes on the road

Ben Aris in Minsk July 5, 2017

Belarusian retail king Euroopt is arguably one of the best run and fastest growing companies in the CIS and you have almost certainly never heard of it. Already a $2bn business, it is taking its story on the road.

CONFERENCE CALL: IIB looks ahead to the next five years

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 28, 2017

By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Russian pipeline dispute escalates as US enters the fray

Yigal Chazan of Alaco June 26, 2017

American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.