Russia’s Watcom Shopping index finished on a high after disappointing year

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2018

Despite the last minute present shopping rush in the 52nd week, the index has been running behind the last three years for almost all of 2017.

Russian investors flock into German real estate

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2018

Wealthy Russians are ploughing money into the German real estate sector, mostly picking housing and commercial projects in the range of €1-7mn

MAPLECROFT RISK BRIEFING: Economic dysfunction strengthens Moscow’s hold over Minsk

Daragh McDowell of Verisk Maplecroft January 22, 2018

In the near term there is a risk of Belarusian oil infrastructure being disrupted due to political disputes with Russia.

KRUK REPORT: 2018 will be tough for Ukraine

Kateryna Kruk January 22, 2018

There are several trends in international and Ukrainian politics that lead to a not very optimistic conclusion: 2018 will be a challenging year.

Russia's government-subsidised mortgages come to rescue of the construction sector

Filip Brokes in St Petersburg January 22, 2018

The Russian government has allocated RUB600bn to offer subsidised mortgages to young families