The independence of the National Bank of Ukraine is under attack says its former governor Valaria Gontareva, who was responsible for carrying out sweeping reforms and nationalising PrivatBank.
The IMF warned Minsk last November that it better have a “Plan B” ready if it could not persuade Moscow to pay it compensation for a change in the way oil exports are taxed. It's got one.
Ratings agency says risk of another balance of payments crisis is rising, meaning the risk of a government default down the line is also increasing.
The owner of N1, one of the few remaining mainstream independent media outlets in the Balkan country, has documented numerous incidents of hate speech and threats of violence against its journalists.
EU accession candidates Serbia and North Macedonia see largest increase in FDI inflows in Western Balkans — but investments in the region are vulnerable to political instability, says new report from wiiw.
Yesterday’s quantitative investing has become today’s algorithmic trading, which has become more and more complicated. The best way to make these funds grow is to keep them simple
Nazarbayev’s handpicked successor takes 71% of vote marred by hundreds of arrests. Demonstrators who claim it was a fake contest push Wake Up, Qazaqstan campaign.
Kazakhs have long felt they’ve not been getting a fair deal from their oil-rich state. Officials raided the ‘rainy day’ fund ahead of the vote, but it was far from enough to quell the anger.
Kazakhstan’s choreographed presidential election will on June 9 distract from brewing discontent. Detention of activist for holding a blank banner nicely summed up the dispiriting reality.
Wenceslas Square in the heart of Prague, a symbol of the fall of communism in 1989, hosted the biggest protests in the history of independent Czech Republic on June 4, as crowds demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO).
The 30th anniversary of the partly free election that marked the end of the 45-year Communist rule in Poland was an overwhelmingly partisan affair.
Bounce may not reflect underlying recovery. Trigger appears to be big credit expansion that destabilised the BoP and weakened the lira.
Tashkent has big ambitions in hydrocarbons, petroleum products, petrochemicals and pipelines. It is opening up to foreign investors. But there are still tensions with remaining elements of the planned economy.
Hungary’s OTP in, Greek banks out, and a new crop of privatisations coming up in Serbia and Slovenia.
The Russian economy is stagnating and President Vladimir Putin’s plan to revitalise it with the 12 national projects is off to a very slow start. Growth was only 0.8% in 1Q19 and accelerating it to 3% in 2021 looks increasingly unlikely.
Solo designers and small creative companies are producing sustainable fashion lines in Central and Eastern Europe, embracing new technologies to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint and insisting on good conditions for their workers.
bne IntelliNews’ calculations show the precarious situation the central bank faces as the unrelenting battle to defend the lira takes an alarming toll. No wonder Turks fear for their hard currency savings.
Investors into Russian stocks have almost given up seeing any of the cash the country’s leading companies generate. Valuations are in the basement, as investors don't believe the management will share their billions of dollars in revenue.
Russia has made another step towards launching the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications (5G), as state-controlled telecoms operator Rostelecom transferred companies that tested the relevant technology to its subsidiary, Bashinformsvyaz.