M&A in Emerging Europe fell 17% in 2017 to €71.5bn, according to CMS/EMIS report

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2018

China becomes biggest foreign dealmaker in the region, making €7.7bn of acquisitions, up 78%.

EBRD posts another record lending year after boycotting Russia, spreading wings

bne IntelliNews January 18, 2018

Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.

Watchdog says Turkey worst in the world for jailing journalists in 2017

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2017

73 journalists remained behind bars in Turkey, according to the CPJ's latest press freedom report, while Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia also got dishonourable mentions.

New Kyrgyz president affirms Kyrgyzstan’s allegiance to Russia

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 29, 2017

Moscow remains Bishkek’s main strategic partner while Beijing will stay an important strategic partner, says Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Kyrgyz MPs pass amendments permitting Centerra Gold glacier operations

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 20, 2017

Canada-based miner, long involved in environmental and profit-sharing disputes over its operations in Kyrgyzstan, gets the go-ahead to mine Davidov and Lysyi sites.