Iranian bourses on record bull run as investors strive to anchor assets amid economic slide

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

As the nuclear deal threatens to entirely unravel, stable assets are in short supply forcing many investors to take a punt on shares.

Bread sellers demand passports as Turkmenistan’s economic crisis goes from bad to worse

Kanat Shaku in Almaty June 18, 2018

Remote nation’s economy has long been known as a basket case but with observers now placing it on “hyperinflation watch” the situation is beyond dire.

Czech Social Dems say "yes" to coalition government with Ano, but hurdles remain

Jaroslav Hroch in Prague June 18, 2018

President Milos Zeman has already said he will refuse to appoint Miroslav Poche, who the CSSD put forward as foreign minister, raising questions of how much influence Zeman will have on the government.

Economic stress in Iran sparks fast-growing “I won’t buy” social media campaign

bne IntelliNews June 17, 2018

Government price-fixing measures fail to stop big hikes in the cost of living as US sanctions on horizon start to take an inflationary toll.

Macedonia and Greece sign heroic name deal amid fierce opposition

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 17, 2018

Ex-Yugloslavian country to be renamed Republic of North Macedonia under historic agreement signed with neighbouring Greece that unlocks Skopje's EU and Nato prospects.