Progress in delivering Anaklia Deep Sea Port and other big investments could make small nation indispensable to Belt and Road infrastructure plans.
One of the key players in Ukraine's presidential election is a businessman and politician who is not himself running for office: Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who supervises the national police, and sympathises with the opposition.
Matters have been arranged, however, to ensure the septuagenarian remains the power behind the Kazakh throne.
Heavily overweight in the ruble-denominated state treasury bonds, traders dumped RUB500bn worth of these so-called OFZ last year afraid the US government was going to ban trading and even ownership of the government's workhorse bond
Russia's pharmaceutical sector is growing fast, but the country remains very dependent on imports as domestic pharmaceutical production is underdeveloped. bne IntelliNews talks to Andrey Osipov, CEO of Santnes, about the business.
Banks remain hobbled by the crushing weight of their non-performing loans and steep interest rates left over from the country's economic collapse in 2015.
Georgia’s reputation as a good place to do business is under pressure. Intrigue surrounding TBC Bank and an attack on officials by a business chamber are worrying investors.
Russia’s residential real estate market is flourishing, but changes in the regulations have caused uncertainty, which has held down the share value of the leading developers. That should start to change this summer.
After a slow 2018 that saw the EU fall behind the US, EV sales are expected to revive in the EU as new models come on the market in the next few years, but the eastern part of the bloc remains far behind frontrunners like Sweden.
Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko’s embattled re-election campaign is in trouble after his partner Oleh Hladkovskiy is implicated in a dodgy arms deals scandal
Emerging market central banks switched from tightening into easing mode in February, taking their cue from a dovish turn at the US Federal Reserve and a dollar rally that has run out of steam, for now.
World Justice Project's annual rule of law index shows improvements, but drilling into the subfactors big disparities persist.
Wealthy Russians are conservative investors, with over half of their investment assets accounting for fixed income instruments versus the global average of 37%, the Wealth Report 2019 compiled by Knight Frank shows.
All the essential elements of a typical Tymoshenko rally were present in Yuzhne on February 21, a small city 40km east of Odessa. There was the rant against president Petro Poroshenko as well as the complaining about the rise of energy prices. She di
The volume of housing loans has been doubling every two years for a decade. The government is keen to get people into their own homes and just launched a raft of new initiatives to make mortgages cheaper.
Russian customs reports that in 2018 the country’s goods trade surplus climbed to $212bn, or roughly 12% of GDP. Russia is now running a triple surplus again for the first time in years: trade, current account and federal budget.
Hundreds of new hydropower projects are planned in the Western Balkans, as investors sought to take advantage of the huge and relatively untapped water resources in the region, but public sentiment is turning against such investments.
The hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies is subsiding, but the Russian authorities are still hot on using the technology and digital assets in the country's financial system.
Danske Bank, currently at the centre of a $240bn Russian money laundering scandal, laundered money for the Ukrainian arms mafia’s sanctions-busting activities in North Korea and Iran as early as 2009, bne IntelliNews can reveal.
ITI Funds has set up five platforms – three in Luxembourg and two in the Cayman Islands – that dramatically reduce the cost of entry to the fund management business.