Azerbaijan

Sberbank reportedly sues ex-owner of Antipinsky refinery Mazurov

bne IntelliNews July 16, 2019

The troubles of Russia's largest independent vertically integrated refinery Antipinsky led Sberbank to prepare to bankrupt the company, while London courts froze €225mn worth of assets.

Central, Eastern and Southeast European sovereigns to return to debt markets on large scale in 2020, Raiffeisen says

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year

TANAP pipeline comes online, a major piece in Europe’s energy puzzle

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 3, 2019

Completion of the TANAP pipeline brings completion of the Southern Gas Corridor that will diversify Europe’s gas supplies away from Russia closer to reality — at a time when Russia is building its own new pipeline infrastructure.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Mkhitaryan hoo-ha a reminder that few people usually give a damn about sportswashing

bne IntelliNews May 28, 2019

Absence of Armenian midfield star hangs over tonight’s Europa League final in Azerbaijan but the outrage will quickly fizzle out.

COMMENT: The art of the dodgy deal — freeports, fine art and the Azerbaijani Laundromat

Nicholas Kaufmann in Brussels April 26, 2019

Revelations keep trickling in about the extent of the Azerbaijani Laundromat, with the latest tying together controversial Azeri figures, Swiss art dealers and Luxembourg officials close to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

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