Consumer lender majority owned by Czechia's richest man Petr Kellner mulls Hong Kong listing that could raise more than $1bn.
Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party still riding wave of popularity. Looks set to win by far largest share of vote and possibly outright majority.
Under pressure Turkish president who fired central bank governor last week leaves no doubt he is at the monetary helm.
New government in Chisinau claims cigarette smuggling via the separatist republic of Transnistria was allowed to flourish under the previous administration.
Discussions are ongoing on whether Russia's largest companies will be able to maintain stable long-term oil output with Siberian brownfields alone, without tapping into challenging Arctic offshore fields.
Newly elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wants to change the law to extend lustration to officials who held high-level posts following the 2014 Euromaidan, including former president Petro Poroshenko.
Podgorica is mulling a €500mn Eurobond to refinance maturing debt, following successful issues by Croatia and Serbia in June.
Neighbouring Uzbekistan produced six times more cars than Kazakhstan in 2018 — but that could change with the launch of a new $1.1bn Chinese-Kazakh joint venture.
The National Bank of Serbia lowered the key rate to 2.75% after keeping it at 3% for thirteen consecutive months.
Troubled aluminium smelter was forced to halt operations as power supplies were cut off due to its unpaid debts, and no strategic partner has been persuaded to take it over.
The European Union’s row with Turkey over access to potential deposits of oil and gas in the disputed waters around Cyprus has flared up again.
Russia’s oil output fell to a three-year low of 10.79mn barrels per day (bpd) in early July, due to a row between oil pipeline monopoly Transneft and Rosneft, the country’s biggest oil producer
IMF officials commend "sound" 2019 supplementary budget and rehabilitation of banking sector, as the Fund prepares to issue a loan tranche of around $46.5mn.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed green energy during a speech in Sverdlovsk, Russia’s dirtiest region, asking if anyone cares about the worms and birds that are killed by wind turbines.
The Duma proposed a ban on imports of Georgian wine and mineral water amid a spike in tensions between the two countries.
Russian pranksters Vladimir "Vovan" Kuznetsov and Alexei "Lexus" Stolyarov called North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev pretending to be ex-Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.
Last week Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom invited bank analysts on a trip to inspect the construction work of the Turkish Stream (aka TurkStream) pipeline. They report work on the pipeline is on schedule and that it is 90% complete.
Thanks to gradual economic recovery in 2017-2018, foreign investor interest in Kazakhstan has been on the rise.
Rustavi 2 host used some of the strongest swearwords in the language in his monologue that followed a week of protests sparked by a Russian deputy's speech to the Georgian parliament.
For the first time pride participants were able to march without police cordons, while a group of counter protesters was kept away from the march by police.