Despite the hostile relations between Tbilisi and Moscow, which backs two separatist republics within Georgia, trade between the two countries is flourishing.
2017 was a good year for Mongolia, development bank says, citing favourable commodities prices that helped improve fiscal and external balances.
Bond markets in emerging Europe came to a stand still in June. Politics killed off almost all interest in issuing fresh paper: Turkey held crucial presidential elections where the outcome was far from clear and Russia was reeling from sanctions.
The figure was considerably higher than the average estimated real GDP growth of 6.1% in the first five months of 2018, as well as the 6.5% y/y growth in April.
EU countries accounted for the largest share of the total, at $44.3mn, though Russia remained by far the single largest source of money.