Beijing is investing a massive $124bn into the global project to invest into infrastructure and trade networks across four continents.
Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.
The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.
The economic slowdown and currency depreciations have added stress to many of the region’s already overburdened, highly-dollarised financial sectors.
Sergei Guriev backs Alexei Kudrin's reform plan in Russia and warns over economic shocks to Central Asia from China.
Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.
Dangerous combination of official incompetence, the use of radicalism as a deliberate political tool and socio-economic hardship to increase region’s exposure to Islamic extremism.
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