Congress has published a new version of the draft bipartisan bill of proposed “crushing” sanctions on Russia, the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA). This was the first time the text of the bill was made public.
The state-owned Russian gas giant expects the new LNG volumes will go to the premium Asian markets.
President Petro Poroshenko rivals in the upcoming presidential election are accusing him of “profiting from blood” after an investigation revealed that the son of the president’s close business partner has been selling arms to separatist rebels
If foreign minister’s shock resignation is accepted domino effect could put hardliners back at helm of diplomacy, playing into hands of US hawks.
Heavy borrowing abroad may cause serious economic boomerang after end-of-March local elections say critics.
Company facing difficulties amid remote nation’s economic woes. Executive reportedly threw himself from window of top Ashgabat hotel.
Move follows abrupt firing of cabinet for failing to improve living standards and lack of progress in diversifying economy away from dependence on oil exports.
The move seems to be a direct reaction to the recent consolidation of the opposition parties that have formed a so-called European Coalition to run against PiS in the European election in May.
The vote on February 24 delivered a divided parliament, with neither President Igor Dodon’s Socialists nor the rival Democratic Party close to forming a majority.
Shock move will raise fears Iran is set to exit nuclear deal.
Markets also digest report that Turkey’s largest NPL management firm expects far brisker sales from banks hit by corporate-debt surge.
Moody’s agency analysts noted the growing dissatisfaction of Russians with the political system and possible problems with the transfer of power due to “Putin’s dominance” when (if) he steps down in 2024 as the Constitution demands.
Links claimed in resignation of PM, victory of president, TBC Bank controversy, big real estate wins and broadcaster appointments.
Series of protests has provoked some to suggest that a ‘Balkan spring’ is arising and, leading to possible longer-term unrest in the fragile Western Balkans.
Turkey’s largest telco Turk Telekom has sold $500mn worth of 6-year eurobonds at a coupon rate of 6.875% and a re-offer price of 99.396%, the company said on late February 21 in a bourse filing.
VTB Capital downgraded Turkish equities to equal weight from overweight in emerging markets although it is still relatively more upbeat on banks than non-financials in Turkey portfolios, Akin Tuzun of the Russian investment bank said on February 19 i
Slovakia commemorated the first anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova who were assassinated a year ago on February 21.
Ukrainian ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko is loosing public support ahead of the March presidential elections and after taking an early lead has now fallen out of the top two, according to the results of a poll conducted by Kyiv-based Razumkov Center in Febru
Nursultan Nazarbayev blames the government for failing to reduce the Kazakh economy’s over-reliance on commodities exports, and promises social programmes to support ordinary citizens.
Moscow has more billionaires per square kilometre than any other city in Europe, but they are almost all men. Almost. But not quite. Tatyana Bakalchuk is the owner and founder of e-commerce leader WIldberries and is now worth $1bn, says Forbes.