4G growing fast in CEE with mobile penetrations running ahead of the global average

EWDN in Moscow November 13, 2018

The research branch of international mobile operator association GSMA has released a report on the mobile economy in Russia and 11 neighbouring countries that found the digital economy and telecoms services are growing faster than the global average.

Belarusian supermarket chain Eurotorg postpones its IPO

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2018

Eurotorg (aka Euroopt) was due to be floated on the London Stock Exchange in what would have been the small northern republic’s first ever IPO but postponed the offering blaming poor market conditions.

Belarus' gross international reserves rose to $7.1bn as of November 1

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2018

Reserves were bolstered by budget revenues, a loan tranche from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilisation and Development, and revenues from selling foreign currency denominated government bonds.

Belarus reports 3.7% y/y GDP growth in January-September

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2018

Belarus' GDP grew by 3.7% year-on-year in January-September following the same growth in January-August (and a 4.4% y/y growth in January-July), according to the national statistics agency Belstat.

Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Ben Aris in Berlin October 12, 2018

Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.