Iran introduces petrol rationing to curb smuggling by profiteers

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2018

Collapse of rial in face of US sanctions has made country’s fixed-price fuel attractive on regional black markets.

4G growing fast in CEE with mobile penetrations running ahead of the global average

EWDN in Moscow November 13, 2018

The research branch of international mobile operator association GSMA has released a report on the mobile economy in Russia and 11 neighbouring countries that found the digital economy and telecoms services are growing faster than the global average.

Star performers: Azerbaijan and Turkey shoot up the Doing Business rankings

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2018

Baku, plagued by corruption headlines, and Ankara, wracked by economic turmoil, will welcome the plaudits.

Iran’s Zarif attacks “law-breaking country” US

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2018

After meeting with Turkish, Azerbaijani counterparts ahead of upcoming oil sanctions, foreign minister warns of “severe consequences for the world order”.

Row in Italy over U-turn allowing completion of Azerbaijan-to-EU gas pipeline

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2018

Environmentalists furious after 5-Star backs off from pledge to cancel project claiming it only found out about €20bn contract kill fee after going into government.

US uber-hawk Bolton presses Armenia on Iran sanctions

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2018

During Yerevan visit, White House national security advisor also addresses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and potential for selling Armenians American arms.