Breakthrough as top Bosnian politicians finally agree to send a reform programme to Nato, resolving a dispute that had held the nomination up by several months.
Once the driver of country’s economic boom, sector saw number of issued permissions drop 57% in first three quarters.
Anonymous benefactor paying off grocery debts and slipping money under doors in poor neighbourhoods as country comes to terms with spate of collective family suicides.
The current deal, which was expected to provide Bosnia with much needed cheap cash, was put on hold in 2017 as political disagreements have frozen key reforms.
Russia’s oldest and largest tour operator Intourist is planning an IPO, after Anex Tour owner Neşet Koçkar completes a buyout of its shares from troubled Thomas Cook.
First "electrical bridge" from Western Balkans to the rest of Europe is expected to generate export revenues for Montenegro and its neighbours as they step up investment into renewable energy.
State bank embroiled in Iran sanctions-busting case. Mention of Turkish strongman in indictment and Trump Tower Istanbul under renewed scrutiny. No progress on ‘S-400’ row. Senators not thrilled at Oval Office showing of anti-Kurdish propaganda film.
Shaky coalition between Sandu's pro-EU ACUM bloc and President Dodon's pro-Russian Socialists fractures after just five months.
Markets, meanwhile, draw breath as Erdogan prepares for November 13 White House meeting with Trump. Betting is that the two strongmen will reach an accommodation.
Moldova’s parliament is poised to vote on the no-confidence motion submitted by the Socialist Party of President Igor Dodon against the government of Prime Minister Maia Sandu.
Spread over US Treasury paper fell sharply to 407bp from 470bp seen at previous Turkish sale, held in July.
Klaus Iohannis seen heading for victory in the runoff in two weeks time, which will reinforce the new government headed by the centre-right PNL.
Eliminating obstacles to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital will facilitate trade and investment in the Western Balkans — but the primary goal of all three countries is EU accession.
Presently Turkish banks only permitted to sell NPLs to fellow domestic banks or country’s asset management firms. Hungry outsiders might place bids if Ankara opens market to investors looking to securitise the loans.
Sunday’s vote will determine whether incumbent Klaus Iohannis faces recently dismissed prime minister Viorica Dancila or Dan Barna who represents the “new” centre-right against Iohannis’ old guard in the second round.
Outperformers: Turkcell, Ford Otosan, Coca Cola Icecek, Ulker, Anadolu Cam, Enerjisa.
Grand infrastructure project got off to a less than auspicious start, hitting the share price of Turkish Airlines in the process.
Big question mark whether strongman Erdogan is ‘welcome’ on international debt markets following Syria invasion.
Orders for the International Investment Bank's latest issue amounted to more than RON500mn and the final book showed a very diversified investor base represented by 18 institutional investors.
PNL leader to head a heterogeneous coalition of MPs, and will face problems gathering the necessary support for each and every step he wants to take, particularly if it involves a vote in parliament.