While efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus are seen as necessary, many people fear that the state of emergency could lead to a serious threat to democracy in Bulgaria.
At the end of one of the most turbulent weeks on the Russian stock markets since 2014 almost the entire page of stock prices reported by Alfa Bank in its weekly wrap was red.
The head and the largest shareholder of Russian gas major Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson, bought $7mn worth of the company's shares in London and RUB150mn in Moscow during the week of March 9.
Romania’s two main car factories are benefitting from the country’s large network of auto parts suppliers that has allowed them to maintain production despite interruptions to global supply chains.
Central bank requests $5bn in emergency funding. Islamic Republic has world's third worst outbreak of coronavirus. Its economy, already hobbled by US sanctions, faces another body blow.
All hospitals nationwide send samples to centralised testing facility in Ankara. Lack of identified infections “provoked suspicion” because there is no way to challenge the result, doctor and academic says.
The CROBEX dropped by over 10% shortly after trading opened, with the biggest fall in value reported by Arena Hospitality Group as the coronavirus crisis hits Croatia's large tourism sector.
Ukraine’s new cabinet shocked investors by threatening to cut generous “green tariff” arrangements retroactively for renewable energy developers. This may prompt a raft of lawsuits from irate investors.
The yield on Ukraine's 2028 dollar denominated Eurobonds surged 147bps to 10.91%, effectively shutting the country out of the international capital markets as it faces more than $5bn of debt repayments this year.
Belgrade announces an additional €200mn for investment projects and issues "staycation" vouchers to citizens to help local resorts weather the crisis.
In the 2020 budget the government set a 4% growth target but now we cannot exclude a 0.3% decline, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said.
The number of passengers carried decreased by 4% y/y for the flagship national Aeroflot airline and 13% for its subsidiary Rossiya, but increased by 32% for Aeroflot's fastest growing lowcost subsidiary Pobeda.
Hungary's government declared a state of emergency that will entail travel bans, border control, the closure of cinemas and theatres, and the cancellation of public events until further notice.
At launch ex-ally of Turkish president says: “This country’s people have been made very sad in the last years … We will not allow our nation to have more sadness.”
Closing down schools and other public spaces is a preventative measure so that Poland avoids a situation similar to the one currently unfolding in Italy, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference.
Opposition MPs are understood to be considering giving their votes to prime minister designate Citu’s cabinet, to avoid leaving the country without a government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
The outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic could shave up to 1pp off economic growth in the Baltic states, according to analysis from Swedbank.
Analysts have been scratching their heads at country’s claim to be officially free of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Russia’s parliament passed laws on March 10 that would reset President Vladimir Putin's term count to zero and clear the way for him to stay in office until 2038, when he will be 83 years old.
As mass emigration results in a labour market squeeze, local authorities are offering homes to young families who commit to live in the area for at least 15 years.