Since Bulgarian online food delivery service HelloHungry entered the Romanian market in 2014, it has almost doubled the size of its business there through a combination of investment and e-commerce growth.
The main question is whether Nazarbayev will have a landslide that is bigger than the previous record-setting 95.6% of the vote on a 90% turnout.
Putin has sent tremors through global grain markets with steps to cut Russian wheat exports and boost “food security” – even though this will likely put Russian farmers out of business as they struggle to turn a profit.
The privatisation of Citadele banka, which was finally completed on April 20, symbolises Latvia’s belated recovery from the collapse of the Baltic economic miracle.
The Hungarian brokerages scandal has discredited politicians, regulators and investment companies. It has raised more suspicions about the rule of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and boosted the far right Jobbik party.
While Czech ministers row over a new system for monitoring EU funding, the country falls further behind in its attempts to draw any actual EU aid.
With the Caucasus and Central Asia expected to be among the slowest growing regions in 2015, the countries are facing an enormous task in adjusting to what the IMF calls a “new mediocre” of growth.
Expectations of an upturn in global trade have helped revive interest in the ports of the eastern Adriatic, which offer a more direct route to continental European markets for cargo shipments from the Far East.