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.
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.
Russia’s premier online taxi service Yandex.Taxi has joined forces with local rival Uber to jointly offer their service in six CIS countries
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.
Minsk is now trying to improve Great Stone Park's preferential regime in order to make it a more attractive proposition.
Unwilling to adopt liberal reforms demanded by the IMF for further loans, Belarus turns as expected to its eastern neighbour for support.
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.
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.
By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.
American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.