Eurasia / Data

Kazakh central bank surprises with rate cut as inflation slows

bne IntelliNews October 4, 2016

Kazakhstan central bank surprisingly cut its base rate and suggested more easing is on the way as stronger tenge curbs inflation.

Economic freedom improves in most CEE, CIS countries, Fraser Institute finds

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 19, 2016

Lithuania and Georgia now outperform US on index, as global economies backslide while many CEE and CIS countries forge ahead

Kyiv falls into top 10 least liveable cities in EIU survey; other CEE cities rise

bne IntelliNews August 19, 2016

Vienna stays as the second most liveable city in the world in an EIU survey, though rising instability means Kyiv, Moscow, St Petersburg all appeared in the top-10 list of the biggest declines in liveability scores over the past five years.

Russia’s problems are crushing its neighbours as remitances tumble

Ben Aris in Berlin August 4, 2016

Russia's neighbours in the CIS are getting crushed by its problems as exports evaporate and the all important remittances are down by two fifths and currently at their lowest level since 2006.

Currency weakness sends public debt soaring in Central Asia

Henry Kirby in London July 8, 2016

While efforts to deleverage are underway in a number of EU and CEE/CIS economies, Central Asia is headed the other way. Government debt burdens across the region are building, with currency weakness the overwhelming culprit.

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