Two-thirds (66%) of enterprises in the Russian manufacturing sector think that a stronger ruble will improve their profits, according to an annual survey conducted by the RBK newspaper.
Unarmed veterans are helping farmers fight back against asset thieves and the authoritities don't like it.
Skepticism is rife as the government in Kyiv again attempts to power up its stalled privatisation drive.
Prosveshcheniye, Russia’s largest educational publisher, is looking to float on the Moscow Stock Exchange as early as next year to raise investment finance.
Russia is ranked third in the world for the use of financial technology services and bankers at the annual sector conference in St Petersburg this year said they are continuing to roll out new cutting edge services.
Astarta now makes half its sales from exports, while sugar makes up less than half its revenue mix.
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.
The main job of Russia’s Federal Protective Service is to guard President Vladimir Putin, but until recently it ran a secret and highly profitable construction empire that collapsed after getting entangled with St Petersburg's richest oligarch.
Both countries have emerged from the crisis and are starting to recover, but Ukraine remains a lot more vulnerable than Russia to any shocks in the near future.
A focus on China’s growing interest in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia looking at the implications in terms of geopolitics as well as business and investment
Reconstruction of the city centre is hurting retailers but vacancy rates seem to have passed bottom, according to real estate consultant JJL.
The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.
Minsk is now trying to improve Great Stone Park's preferential regime in order to make it a more attractive proposition.
Three banking acquisitions are already closed and two more are pending approval by regulators.
China's sovereign wealth fund has partnered with Russia’s and is ready to invest big bucks.
Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.
The bond markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are flourishing as companies eschew traditional banking credits and instead issue paper to tap the pool of liquidity in the banking sector.
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.
Under 2% of Russians see the anti-corruption campaigner as presidential material, but he can still put the hoof into Russia's status quo.