Belarusian reforms: a new liberal paradigm or business as usual?

Ben Aris in Berlin October 10, 2016

Belarus has launched a mini-revolution that could be a “paradigm shift” in the way the country is run, analysts at Berlin Economics believe. But can this new five-year programme actually be implemented?

RBI and RZB boards agree merger outline for Austrian lender

bne IntelliNews October 6, 2016

RZB and RBI said in May that they were examining a merger as a way of reinforcing their capital buffers in the face of tougher regulatory requirements following the global financial crisis.

Lukashenko steps up anti-Russian rhetoric as energy dispute snowballs

Sergei Kuznetsov in Minsk September 23, 2016

The current energy dispute between Minsk and Moscow looks to have been triggered more by economic than by political reasons.

Belarus president seeks better relations with US after "invisible" elections

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv September 12, 2016

Slim admission of opposition politicians to parliament likely to precede reappointment of ambassadors with US.

Belarus to elect new parliament after feeble campaigning

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2016

Opposition leaders say they will demand “real elections" after Sunday vote.

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