Russian bank Otkritie significantly reduces its holding of Russia 2030 Eurobonds
Two in five Russians (39%) are teetotalers, according to a survey by (the state owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM).
The Belarusian government plans to spend $3.5bn to support machine building over the next four years. The sector is financially unsustainable and constantly losing employees, so experts say the plan is unlikely to make a difference.
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko is on a drive to improve the quality of life for his citizens but going about it old school style. His order to raise minimum wage in regions to BYN 1000 by late 2019 could prompt devaluation
Belarus is in the top three spots popular with Russian holidaymakers, according to Yandex.Money, which analyzed the countries the Russians headed to for their breaks this summer.
To Russians, wages, the economy and social policy are Russia's main challenges today, says state-owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM), and the grinding recession has led to a dramatic jump in the propensity to protest.
The winter harvests in Eastern Europe are all almost in and have surprised on the upside, causing wheat prices to drop in the middle of August.
Sberbank has dramatically cut mortgage rates by 0.6-2 ppts to 7.4%-10% for the primary real estate market, and to 8.9%-10% for the secondary real estate market.
Russia has the most barriers to trade for European exporters, according to a report from the European Commission (EC). An EC report, which is based on information from European firms, identifies 372 barriers to trade currently in use.
Joint e-commerce venture to be based on the Yandex.Market marketplace platform, but analysts are cautious given the internet company's lack of retail experience and previous failure to create a full-service e-commerce platform.
Russian banks and companies have raised around $15bn YTD from the global markets, $13bn of which was placed by companies and only $2bn by banks.
Turkey’s leading brewer Anadolu Efes announces initial agreement with world’s largest brewer AB InBev for 50:50 merger of Russia and Ukraine businesses, new enterprise to take on beer markets suffering longstanding decline.
Wojciech Balczun submitted his resignation after little more than a year at the helm of Ukrzaliznytsia citing a "negative PR-campaign and even sabotage" against him.
Russian president vows continued Kremlin military and economic support for breakaway region prompting strong statements from Tbilisi and Nato.
Georgia's stateless former president Mikheil Saakashvili turns up in Poland to attend Warsaw Uprising commemoration, insists he will journey back to Ukraine to fight withdrawal of citizenship.
The new design proposed by the Polish home affairs ministry features depictions of the Ukrainian city of Lviv and Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
Relations between China and Belarus continue to develop as Beijing uses the small Eastern European state as a bridgehead into Europe. The two governments are mulling setting up a $500mn investment fund and a slew of new joint ventures
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill imposing tougher sanctions on Russia, North Korea, and Iran, that also limits his own ability to end those sanctions, ending weeks of uncertainty and opening a new chapter in the sanction regime
The region's steepest gap - of $727bn - is in Russia where inadequate infrastructure spending in recent decades has hindered economic growth.