Daily List

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Real estate developer Global Trade Centre saw its shares dive on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on September 15 as it unveiled a new rights issue planned to...Read more

Radio Praha

The global e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to build another logistics facility in the Czech Republic. In addition to an existing returns centre and a...Read more

Reuters

Poland's government has no intention to merge coal mines with energy firms, Economy Minister Jan Piechocinski said on Monday, contradicting comments by his...Read more

Erste

- Inflation rate came in at -0.3% y/y in August, in line with market expectations.

- Rate cut seems done deal in October.

- Industry growth...Read more

Reuters

Russian natural gas deliveries entering Slovakia from Ukraine have fallen by about 17 percent since the weekend compared to levels in previous days,...Read more

David O'Byrne in Istanbul

Surfing the Internet in Turkey has never been straightforward. The bizarrely vague Article 5651 of the Turkish penal code has over the past decade been used...Read more

Reuters

Russia's Gazprom plans to cut its 0.2 million cubic metres natural gas daily deliveries to Romania via Ukraine by 9 percent on Saturday and by 5 percent on...Read more

Bloomberg

Corporate Commercial Bank AD's key shareholders and prospective investors are seeking a meeting in Sofia next week to gain access to the books of Bulgaria's...Read more

Independent Balkan News Agency

Experts of security issues told IBNA that Kosovo is being threatened by individuals, groups and organizations who have separatist and political aims....Read more

Reuters

MENA Infrastructure, a private equity firm jointly owned by HSBC (HSBA.L), Dubai-based Fajr Capital and Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital WAHA.AD, aims to make its...Read more

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Kazakhstan's industrial output fell by 0.1% between January and August 2014 due to the stagnant mining sector and falling manufacturing sector, while...Read more

Reuters

A tax dispute that threatened to delay the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine being developed in Mongolia by Rio Tinto has been resolved, a government official...Read more

Kazinform

Today, September 15, Uzbekistan has launched the campaign for elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, as well as regional, district and city...Read more

Trend

The growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 10.3 percent in Turkmenistan in January-July 2014, the country's ministry of economics and...Read more

Tengrinews

Kazakhstan is planning to build at least half a dozen new factories in Aktobe Oblast in western Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports. The plans were announced by...Read more

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Russia's central bank has revoked the licence of two more small banks for involvement in shadow economy activities and money laundering, the latest in...Read more

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CEO of Russia's largest state-owned oil company Rosneft wants gas pipeline monopolist Gazprom to make it easier for independent gas producers -...Read more

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Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko has circulated a draft version of a controversial bill giving special status to districts of East Ukraine held by...Read more

VTB Capital

News: IP surprised on the downside, posting a halt in annual terms in August after six months of tangible gains (1.8% on average in February-July).

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UralSib

Tech stocks under pressure ahead of Alibaba IPO. Although the S&P500 finished little changed yesterday, the tech-oriented NASDAQ fell more than 1%, as...Read more

Teneo Intelligence

President Petro Poroshenko has teamed up with Vitaliy Klitschko's Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) to cement his bloc's lead in the polls....Read more

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Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko has circulated a draft version of a controversial bill giving special status to districts of East Ukraine held by...Read more

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Ukraine's prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has effectively disowned a trilateral agreement between Ukraine, European Union and Russia that Ukraine would not...Read more

BRICS Info

Russia remained the largest market for Ukrainian goods in the first six months of 2014, according to a report released by Ukraine's State Statistics...Read more

Concorde Capital

Traders kicked off the week shedding their Ukrainian equities, particularly on the Kyiv market. The WIG Ukraine Index of Warsaw-traded stocks slid 0.5%,...Read more

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June 7, 2013

To cheering crowds greeting his return at the airport, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in general kept to his...Read more

VTB Capital

News: The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has published its regular weekly statistics: lending growth accelerated to 24.8% YoY and outflows from the...Read more

VTB Capital

News: Having returned home late last night, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a brief statement at 3am at Ataturk Istanbul airport to the pro-AKP crowd...Read more

Hurriyet Daily News

More than 10,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flocked to Istanbul's AtatŸrk Airport to greet him on his return from his four-day trip...Read more

VTB Capital

In May, the VTB Capital Banks Index was down 5.9%, underperforming both MSCI EM Banks (-1.9%) and MSCI RU (-3.6%). Russian banks were in a volatile trading...Read more

Weekly List

Moscow Times

The Russian currency plunged to historic lows against the dollar Thursday as the European Union appeared to end more than a week of vacillation by opting to...Read more

Economic Times of India

IMF and the World Bank, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said.Ê

"I don't think it was primarily meant to challenge the existing multilateral...Read more

RIA Novosti

Tougher EU sanctions will not affect the stability of Russian banks, even though sanctions could limit the growth of financing arrangements, former Deputy...Read more

BNN

The only remaining potential buyer of Citadele Bank, American Ripplewood Holdings wants to reduce the already minimal price set by the Latvian government -...Read more

ITAR-TASS

Russian top bank Sberbank is considering a possibility of being listed on the Singapore Exchange, CEO German Gref said in an interview with local daily The...Read more

September 15, 2014
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Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says it is necessary to make savings of EUR 700 million to ensure financial consolidation in the year to come.

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Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey-based global airport operator TAV has signed an agreement with Limak Group for the acquisition of a 40-percent share in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen...Read more

Romania Insider

Oil and gas company OMV Petrom has recently completed the modernization of Petrobrazi Refinery in Romania, following investments of EUR 600 million, carried...Read more

RIA Novosti

Bosnian Serbs are closely monitoring the referendum on Scottish independence in hopes that a "yes" vote will boost their own chances of proclaiming a...Read more

CapEcon

The slowdown in Central and South Eastern Europe in the second quarter has raised concerns about the region's exposure to the crisis in Ukraine. In this...Read more

FT

Poland has joined calls for the EU to spend more to boost growth, deepening the chorus of dissent against German-led plans to rein in spending across the...Read more

Renaissance Capital

We see Russian GDP accelerating from 0.8% in 2014 to 1.7% in 2015 (Bloomberg consensus 1.2%). The main risks arise from geopolitics, and below we quantify...Read more

BOFIT

The decline of a couple of per cent in total investments during the first six months of this year was due to investments by small businesses and the grey...Read more

VTB Capital

Today, the CBR decided to leave rates unchanged, with the key rate at 8.00%, against our expectations and in line with consensus. Despite a signal in July's...Read more

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Financially challenged Russian metals giant Mechel is considering selling one of its core facilities, Chelyabinsk metal works, CEO Oleg Korzhov told...Read more

RIA Novosti

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who still owns Sevastopol Marine Plant (SMP), has put it up for sale, acting Sevastopol governor told RIA Novosti on...Read more

Robert Anderson in Prague

Piano Media, the Central Europe-based media paywall company, has acquired the much larger Press+ of the US for an undisclosed sum to become the market...Read more

VTB Capital

News: Rosneft is negotiating a deal to sell 85-90 gas stations to Trafigura, Kommersant reports. The divestiture of the assets was ordered by the Federal...Read more

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A joint venture between state-owned industrial corporation Rostec and Canada's Bombardier for constructing Q400 planes in Russia is delayed for at least a...Read more

Jan Ondrich

CEE politicians talk of nuclear power projects at home is the result of inertia, not forward-looking policy based upon sound analysis. They use two mistaken...Read more

Mark Adomanis in Washington

The ongoing fiasco in Ukraine, for which there is more than enough blame to go around, and the escalating standoff with the EU and Nato have convinced quite...Read more

Concorde Capital

The Ukrainian and European parliaments will ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement simultaneously on Sept. 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...Read more

Ben Aris in Vienna

The European Union said it would go ahead implement new sanctions on Russia on Friday, September 12, despite the general agreement that a ceasefire is...Read more

RIA Novosti

American oil giant ExxonMobil is exploring the possible influence of the United States sanctions against Russia on the joint project in the Arctic with...Read more

September 15, 2014
AKIpress

Population of Kazakhstan has increased by 0.9% in January-July 2014 and equaled 17.3 million people, said chairman of the Statistics Committee of the...Read more

AKIpress

The volume of oil production in Kazakhstan in 2015 is projected at 81.8 million tons, said on Monday Minister of National Economy Erbolat Dossayev during...Read more

Jan Cienski in Warsaw

In life, you often get what's coming to you, is one of the aphorisms that the pricklier countries of Central Europe should probably take to heart when...Read more

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President Petro Poroshenko has submitted the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to parliament for ratification, 10 months after his predecessor Viktor...Read more

Uzdaily

Number of resident population of Uzbekistan made up 30.703 million people, according to preliminary data, or grew by 0.7% or 210,000 people in the first...Read more

September 1, 2014
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Ukraine's crumbling finances has had the bond markets desperately trying to gauge the dangers and potential of state debt throughout the crisis. The likely...Read more

VTB Capital

News: The Central Bank registered Bashneft's SPO on 5 September, according to Interfax. Formally, the company is allowed to place new shares both...Read more

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Russia's Finance Ministry is trying to save the pensions savings system from being entirely liquidated, according to business daily Vedomosti.

The...Read more

Sberbank CIB

MSCI is consulting with the investment community to enhance the methodology for its global investable market indexes. The deadline for feedback is November...Read more

Renaissance Capital

Yesterday (9 September), Mail.ru raised $81mn via the sale of a 4% stake in QIWI. For QIWI, we see the news as neutral to slightly positive, reducing the...Read more

Moscow Times

Russian stocks rebounded on Friday as investors concluded that the market had over-reacted to new European Union sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine...Read more

Special Reports

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan treads a cautious diplomatic path

Azerbaijan is in a situation Poles can sympathise with - wedged between two powerful and occasionally belligerent neighbours, both of which have occupied it in the past. But while it has in common with Poland a difficult relationship with Russia, on its other flank lies not liberal democratic Germany, but theocratic and difficult Iran.

Not quite Spring in Azerbaijan

The demonstration ended with rubber bullets, water cannon and arrests - a common denouement to protests in Azerbaijan. But were the scenes in Baku on March 10 the sign of a swelling popular movement that could topple President Aliyev, or merely a minor drama involving a small rent-a-mob bent on provocation and with little support?

Azerbaijan's ambitions in space

In February, Azerbaijan launched its first commercial communications satellite Azerspace-1, which is designed to tap into the massive demand for high-quality broadband internet, data and broadcasting services across the Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa.

Promoting Azerbaijan

While businesses are figuring out what to make of the investment opportunities in Azerbaijan, the country is hard at work at finding ways to attract investors and encourage the growth of its non-oil sector.

Baku pushes Azerbaijan's high-tech sector

A state-owned venture capital fund is poised to start making its first investments in Azerbaijan, where the government is aggressively pushing the development of its ICT sector as part of its efforts to diversify the economy.