In the most radical of all reforms made since Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over in 2016, the entire cotton sector has been privatised and production of this vital crop is now entirely owned by private companies.
Uzbekistan’s economy is taking off. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over five years ago and launched a radical reform programme, which are now bearing fruit. The economy is flourishing.
Yekaterinburg is on the up as climate change creeps in.
More than a fifth of Tajikistan’s total population has entered Russia so far this year.
As world leaders prepare to leave the COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Vyacheslav Fetisov, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Ice Hockey and committed environmentalist, talks about Russia's plans
A few months ago, Europe was hit by yet another scandal when the Lithuanian subsidiary of a Cypriot holding, Run Engineering, was accused of exporting dual use goods to Crimea, breaching EU sanctions on trade with the peninsula.
The protests have spread to several of the prestigious schools around the country.
Uzmetkombinat is one of Uzbekistan's biggest metallurgical companies and with demand soaring the company is investing €600mn into an expansion.
North Macedonia's retail sector has bounced back from the coronacrisis and demand for modern retail space is strong.
Ukraine’s trade volume with Turkey can double to $10bn per year if the details on a long-awaited free trade deal are straightened out after years of negotiations.
Tourist numbers rebounded close to pre-pandemic levels this summer, and remained strong during the early autumn.
Moscow seems willing to tolerate Taliban rights abuses, if the movement can get the job done.
Jordan “Orce” Kamcev was kept in a damp, mouldy cell with no proper sanitation while awaiting trial.
Russia’s Team Spirit has triumphantly lifted the Aegis of Champions. The team of five youngsters – the oldest of them only 23 years of age – has won $18.2mn, the biggest prize in eSports.
After ranking second in the EU two years ago, production has now sunk back amid rising costs and legislative hurdles.
Incumbent swept the board, but the race was largely uncontested.
Plans to further boost the non-extractive sector and make the country’s economy greener are priorities, development bank’s country head Hannes Takacs tells bne IntelliNews.
Wayward monetary policy dives deeper into uncharted territory. Turkey may be in for a “hardcore” crisis. The Erdogan succession talk is growing louder.
In the first half of 2021, the Russian economy was firing on all cylinders. Commodity prices were rising, employment was remarkably high, and real wages were growing. Now it's slowing and some worry the economy is losing what little momentum it had.
The Russian and Ukrainian pavilions at the Dubai Expo 2020 opened on October 1 to showcase the two countries to the rest of the world.