How much damage will the February 14 arrest of US fund manager Michael Calvey on “large-scale embezzlement” charges do to Russia's investment case?
Electoral support for Ukrainian comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s presidential candidacy is growing, according to the latest poll results published by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) on February 14.
Erdogan administration attempting to shape more favourable economic picture ahead of elections. But latest unemployment data shows worrying signs of fallout from currency crisis.
Local reports say detention relates to theft of 2.5bn rubles. His unsettling arrest a hard blow to fragile investment scene. Russian sovereign wealth fund chief says he would vouch for him.
Gazprom might construct a Turk Stream 2 gas pipeline if there is sufficient demand and the company receives all the necessary approvals, says Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is lobbying two loyal judges to remain on the Supreme Council of Justice should he lose the presidential elections, MP Serhiy Leshchenko of the Poroshenko Bloc alleged in a television news broadcast
Latest data: industrial output worse than expected, C/A back in deficit but seen as “great number”.
Sanctions are back. There were four rounds of sanctions in 2018 that clearly did a lot of damage to Russia’s business and investment case, but ultimately they failed to produce their advertised goal: force the Kremlin to change its aggressive ways.
Moody’s Investors Service assigned its first ever long-term issuer rating to the Uzbek government at B1 with a stable outlook on February 13 ahead of the Uzbek Eurobond debut on the same day.
Reports indicate it was 8.5-times oversubscribed. However, some analysts caution drop well below face value could follow “feverish demand”.
Kremlin notably mentioned last August that Vladimir Putin had called the accused with birthday wishes.
Turkish 5-year CDS up 5% w/w and 76% y/y but down 16% m/m.
The largest food retailer in Belarus, Eurotorg (aka Euroopt) released its unaudited operating results for the last quarter of 2018 and full year ended 31 December 2018 and is mulling a second attempt at an IPO in 2019, according to bne sources
Fund managers told at roadshow Uzbek debt-to-GDP is around 20% and Tashkent would be comfortable with as high as 30%.
Vladyslav Manher, the head of the Kherson Regional Council, was named a suspect in the murder of local civic activist Kateryna Handziuk, in what analysts say looks like a pre-election political move.
Markets discuss what’s brought an ‘early spring’ to Turkish markets. BAML survey finds EM assets now seen as “most crowded trade”.
Russia’s Deputy Minister of Production and Trade Victor Evtukhov made upbeat comments on the rollout of smaller retail formats as part of the government drive to encourage the growth of SMEs.
Warsaw's hopes of stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline were dashed, as Germany and France pushed through a compromise wording of amendments to EU’s gas market rules that will result in the weakening of the bloc’s joint control.
Relations became frosty amid the Obama administration's criticism of deteriorating rule of law and democracy in Hungary, but Washington is making a new push to ensure Hungary and other CEE states don't fall into the Russian camp.
Pre-election strategy is to blame food inflation on ruthless retailers.