“When you’re little, they make you wrestle sheep. When you get older you wrestle horses, and finally, you wrestle camels,” says one wrestler. Can country’s centuries-old wrestling tradition be translated to domination of professional MMA?
In a rare nod to reality, Turkmenistan’s strongman hints at austerity.
“It’s more of a ‘catch-up’” says one analyst. New benchmark rate of 10.25% still below average cost of funding.
Since he took over as president in late 2016, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has launched a comprehensive reform programme. Four years on and a lot of progress has been made, but there is still plenty of work left to do.
Updates previous expectation of 7.50. As fears mount of currency crisis, IIF notes “historically low non-resident holdings of lira-denominated assets—with only $20.9bn in stocks and $5.8bn in bonds remaining”.
the Kremlin has approved a new budget that will greatly increase spending but has also used the cover of the coronacrisis to hike a variety of taxes, many for the first time.
Emerging markets capital markets have been through a revolution in the last decade, but the coronavirus pandemic and rising political and economic risks in some markets have seen these investors turn tail and flee.
The opposition leaders called for a general strike in Belarus on August 11, two days after the disputed presidential election. It flopped. But as details of brutal police beatings came out two days later one company after another walked out on strike
Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.
With their borders still largely closed, Georgians hit the beach and let their guard down. The epidemiological result was inevitable.
The shift is motivated in part by energy considerations and in part by nationalist politics.
Lack of commitment to the rule of law and judicial reform are causing consternation, while the increasingly politically motivated actions of recently appointed General Prosecutor Iryna Venedyktova are raising tensions.
Hungary-based producer of anti-bacterial coatings Resysten was doing respectably well before the coronavirus pandemic caused demand for its product to explode.
Russia goes to the polls this weekend for important regional elections in 83 regions where the Kremlin will face a challenge due to the sinking popularity of the ruling United Russia Party.
A group of international doctors have written to the British medical magazine The Lancet raising questions about the veracity of data presented in a recent paper that showed Russia's Sputnik V vaccine was “100% effective” in Phase II trials.
The under-the-surface schism within the government has dominated public discourse in Azerbaijan in recent weeks.
The ruble fell for a third day in a row to reach RUB76 as of September 8. Analyst now say that it could fall to RUB80 by the end of this year before recovering to RUB72 next year.
The war between the population of Belarus and entrenched President Alexander Lukashenko took a new turn on September 8 as the journalists' big guns were brought up to the front in the disinformation war that is gathering momentum.
Calls for a consensus candidate ignored as UNM attempts to galvanise opposition to ruling Georgian Dream with exiled ex-president.
A general strike by Belarus blue collar workers could bring the Lukashenko regime down, but it has failed to reach critical mass, leading to an uncomfortable standoff