Russia's equity markets are trading sideways as investors wait for the US presidential elections to pass, but some investors are already taking positions in the blue chips in anticipation of a mini-re-rating that could happen afterwards.
The messaging from Moscow has been pro-Armenia but critical of its government. And some Armenians are questioning their leaders’ flirtation, as mild as it’s been, with the West.
Talks on €900mn of loans proceed as country’s shocking pile of debt across fields including construction, energy, conglomerates and now tourism mounts up.
Poland and Russia look set for a lengthy and arduous legal dispute, after Polish antimonopoly watchdog UOKiK last week slapped Kremlin-run gas supplier Gazprom with a $7.6bn fine for going ahead with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline without its consent
After two and half decades as members of the EU, the leading four Central European countries of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Romania are pulling ahead of their peers, but remain vulnerable thanks to their reliance on the automotive sector.
In assessing events in the Central Asian republic, you can’t ignore its intricate north-south divide.
The road through Lachin is a critical supply line between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and it’s coming under regular attack from Azerbaijan.
Protesters break into building housing parliament and presidential offices and free President Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s predecessor Almazbek Atambayev. Television and security buildings taken over.
Ukraine’s banking sector’s performance in August was remarkably good given the negative impact on the economy from the coronacrisis, but the sector has yet to make back all the ground lost
The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is a small but not insignificantly sized region that generated almost three-quarters of a billion dollars of GDP in 2019, according to the self-proclaimed republic's statistics bureau.
The EU’s credibility was on the line as delegates met on October 1 in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss a slew of headaches plaguing the Union.
Moves towards arranging peace talks only edge forward as Armen Sarkissian says: “The international community has to realise that if you don’t interfere now, then the Caucasus will become another huge problem.”
Tehran summoned the Tajik ambassador to account for accusations of supporting terrorism.
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is escalating. Are the numerous pipelines and oil and gas fields in danger of getting caught up in the fighting?
“When you’re little, they make you wrestle sheep. When you get older you wrestle horses, and finally, you wrestle camels,” says one wrestler. Can country’s centuries-old wrestling tradition be translated to domination of professional MMA?
In a rare nod to reality, Turkmenistan’s strongman hints at austerity.
“It’s more of a ‘catch-up’” says one analyst. New benchmark rate of 10.25% still below average cost of funding.