Summer could see LSE-listed lender start banking operations in country riding wave of ‘Mirziyoyev’ reforms. Central Asian nation has low but rising penetration of banking products.
Country goes into general election year after wave of street protests against deviations from democracy. There is major political uncertainty, but the economy remains surprisingly robust.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken relatively pro-Tehran lines in the new crisis, while Georgia is sticking close by Washington.
Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing
Leaders of “It’s a Shame” movement among dozens arrested. Poll shows loss of popularity for ruling Georgian Dream party.