IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing

Moscow has the second highest road rage score in the world

Ben Aris in Berlin November 12, 2019

Mister Auto released a survey of which cities in the world are the best and worst to drive in that found Moscow has the second highest road rage index in the world, after only Ulaanbaatar.

Eurasia’s burgeoning populations to overtake a vanishing population in Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 23, 2019

Central and Eastern Europe faces a demographic catastrophe in the coming decades that will see Central Asia pull ahead of the eastern EU member states in population terms by the end of the century.

When China stops sneezing: easing of international trade war to put Mongolia’s growth back on track

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2019

As indications grow that an easing of the trade war between the US and China is imminent, export-dependent Mongolia can expect to avoid damage to its GDP growth that would have followed a worsening of the conflict.

Mongolia’s consumer price inflation up by 7.3% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2019

Mongolian consumer price inflation was recorded at 7.3% y/y in January, according to latest national statistics office data. In monthly terms, inflation grew slightly by 0.6% in the first month.