BOOK REVIEW: Peter Conradi asks pertinently, “Who Lost Russia?”

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

The writing is solid, embellished with great detail and research, giving some new information here, reminding of some forgotten nugget there, though it lacks any penetrating new insight or revelation.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

CONFERENCE CALL: Ukraine investment summit strikes pragmatic tone

Ben Aris in London March 21, 2017

In 2016 Ukraine's economy returned to growth after collapsing since the Maidan protests. But the transformation can still be derailed as in 2018 the government must start paying back billions of dollars in debt. Is the country strong enough?

MACRO ADVISER: Nazarbayev puts it all on red

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory March 20, 2017

If the stimulus plan works then the presidential succession should be smooth and Kazakhstan will be a positive role model for the CIS-Eurasia region.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Russia emerges as a wheat superpower

Yigal Chazan of Alaco March 20, 2017

Russian grain producers lead an agricultural revival that has seen record food exports.

COMMENT: Turkey’s silent economic revolution and the new sovereign wealth fund

Cagdas Cataltas of Control Risks March 15, 2017

Attention is on Turkey’s controversial referendum to transform Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into an “executive president". But little attention has been paid to a silent economic revolution and the appearance of sovereign wealth fund.

KRUK REPORT: Justice is on trial in Ukraine

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv March 13, 2017

Tax service chief Roman Nasirov's detention on corruption charges is a litmus test for change in Ukraine.

Czech President Zeman: not so much Moscow’s 'trojan horse' as a symptom of Western malaise

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague March 10, 2017

Zeman, who will stand for re-election in 2018, is his own man, not just a Muscovite mouthpiece.

STOLYPIN: Russia amidst an overhaul of the political stage

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague March 9, 2017

Russia’s political theatre “closed for reconstruction” as Putin eyes fourth presidential term after 2018 election.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Armenia's Sargsyan prioritises stability over economic reform

Jonathan Melliss of Alaco March 1, 2017

The country is unlikely to see the stellar growth of the mid-2000s – which earned it its Caucasian Tiger moniker – anytime soon.

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