The latest severe bout of emerging market turbulence has capped what has been a very trying 12 months for funds investing in CEE/CIS, and could well snuff out early signs of a revival.
Desperate to raise money, the Ukrainian government is determined to start a massive privatisation campaign before the end of this year. But will there be any buyers?
Manufacturing in Belarus, including its core machine manufacturing sector, has been badly hit by weakening demand in neighbouring Russia, but the authorities display little political will to start badly needed reforms.
Currencies in Central Asia and the Caucasus remain on shaky ground as a poisonous mix of falling commodity prices and economic slowdowns in major trading partners is proving contagious for the whole region.
Amid the chaos, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan are increasingly approaching regional challenges, security issues and their long-term development in a concerted, coordinated manner.
US financial giant Citibank and Bank of Georgia closed a $30mn one-year trade finance deal earlier in August, aimed at helping the Caucasian bank cater to rising demand from corporate clients.
The exhibition highlights political violence in Turkey from the 1970s up to the present day, giving an insight into the development of political art and protest in Turkey.
Nearly seven in 10 Russians believe the government should introduce measures to limit the arrival of migrants into the country, according to a survey.
As Poland's Senate prepares to vote on the bill, foreign banks have threatened legal action against proposed legislation that would see lenders forced to take huge losses on converting forex loans to zloty.