STOLYPIN: Russia balances wargames with mindgames in Zapad exercises

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague September 20, 2017

Zapad shows the progress that has been made in rebuilding Russia’s military strength – and the extent to which Putin is relying on hype and hyperbole to make up for the rest.

EBRD mulls acquisition stake in Raiffeisen's subsidiary in Belarus

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

The EBRD is considering the possible acquisition of a stake in Priorbank, a Belarusian subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and the leading commercial bank in the country and maybe the Moscow-Minsk bank as well.

Eastern Europe on alert as Russia targets “West” in largest war games for years

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Nato members Poland and the Baltic states fear Russia will use the "Zapad" exercise to boost its military presence in the Kaliningrad region and possibly in Belarus.

EBRD to lend €50m to Belinvestbank ahead of privatisation

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will lend €50m to Belinvestbank to replenish its capital and move it towards an eventual privatisation, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti told journalists on August 13.

National Bank of Belarus makes 7th key rate cut this year

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

The National Bank of Belarus (NBB) cut its key rates to 11.5% on August 13, the seventh cut in a row, as the regulator continues its easing policy.

Residents at Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone to invest $700m into new projects

Ben Aris in Berlin September 4, 2017

Residents set Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone will invest $700m into new projects, Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin said in a meeting with his Chinese partners