With Recep Tayyip Erdogan the clear favourite after first-round win, is there any room for a Kemal Kilicdaroglu shock victory?
Flashing red lights on lira, sky-high inflation, dwindling FX reserves and soaring cost of insuring debt against default. A currency crisis could be around the corner.
Government plans to show its strength amid growing calls for political change at mass anti-violence protests.
“Ukraine’s victory will trigger something big – a change of regime not only in Russia, but in Belarus too.”
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
New wave of disillusioned young Turks looks set to abandon country if strongman is re-elected on May 28.
With little expectation strongman Erdogan will be toppled in May 28 run-off vote, markets guard against economic calamity.
The Uzbek government is planning to privatise several state-owned enterprises by floating their shares on the Tashkent Stock Exchange (TSE) and has turned its attention to getting them ready, but the market remains narrow and shallow.
Lira hits latest record low and cost of insuring debt soars. New data, meanwhile, shows central bank burnt through $17bn in weeks before polls attempting to prop up economy.
The Uzbek government is going to continue to focus on economic stability, bringing inflation down, making the country more attractive to international investors and boosting trade with World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership.
Stans were eager for red carpet treatment. Notably, Russia was not invited.
Part of the reason the NDB was set up is that the inflow of investment to the emerging world has underperformed in the last few decades and the investment needs remain enormous.
The EU continues work to hash out an 11th sanctions package on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine, which will require the approval of all 27 member states to be finalised.
Development bank holds its annual meeting in Central Asia for the first time in 12 years.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine made Narva a symbol of the new “iron curtain” that had descended upon Europe. Now the Estonian city is trying to better integrate its Russian-speaking majority and reverse years of population decline.
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday May 14. Any rational analysis says the Erdogan era must end. Country in days and weeks that follow the voting will not be for the faint-hearted.
The move is widely regarded as the Kremlin’s reward for the Georgian government’s restrained stance on the Ukraine war and its "anti-Western propaganda".
Russia's attempt to use its gas supply as a political tool against its neighbours and the EU has backfired, but gas supplies from Russia to Europe should be allowed to continue, but with some strict restrictions to defang Russia's energy weapon.
The Armenian president cannot afford to alienate Moscow when his country remains so dependent on its big neighbour and at a time when the outcome of the peace talks remains so uncertain.