Eastern Europe / Opinion

MAPLECROFT RISK BRIEFING: Will convention on Caspian unlock oil and gas exploration scope?

Camilla Hagelund of Verisk Maplecroft March 16, 2018

It is plausible to think hydrocarbon resources might be opened up by a border deal between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan but the Iranians would have plenty to say about that.

KRUK REPORT: Europe, Gazprom is going after you.

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv March 13, 2018

Russian state-owned Gazprom has suffered a dramatic defeat at the Stockholm arbitration court to Ukrainian national gas company Naftogaz and owes billions of dollars in fines. Its response? To start a gas war and blackmail Europe.

COMMENT: Landmark General Electric $1bn locomotives deal shows Ukraine is picking up steam

Yuliya Kovaliv in Kyiv March 5, 2018

Ukraine has seen interest from investors rise. However, cash has been harder to come by than warm words. Too many investors have come and gone without actually bringing any money, but GE has just promised to invest $1bn into locomotive construction

COMMENT: Russia should follow the Saudi lead

Christopher Skakhovsky in Paris February 28, 2018

Moscow, like Riyadh, should lay the foundations of a post-oil future while the energy markets give it room to work.

FPRI BEAR MARKET BRIEF: Tatiana Golikova and the beancounters in the Audit Chamber of Secrets

Nicholas Trickett in London February 27, 2018

The Audit Chamber chief has warned that international auditors in Moscow are a danger to national security. Her real motive is getting more tax revenues.