Following the phenomenal success of “The Queen’s Gambit,” Netflix’s fictional drama about a female chess prodigy, Russia has released its own version of the genre – except “On the edge” is about female fencing stars
2020 has been one of the worst years in living memory. Worse than 2008. But the global economy should bounce back in 2021 as the pandemic fades thanks to the new vaccines
How 2021 turns out for Russia heavily depends on what, if any, new sanctions US President Joe Biden imposes on the country
Will there be a relief rally in 2021? There should be. In the year after Russia’s previous crashes there has usually been a big bounce-back
The Russian equity market usually enjoys a rally between September and Xmas known as the “Santa rally.” But as investors anticipate the end of the global coronavirus pandemic this year the rally will get a boost and may run longer than normal
The main stock markets of Central and Southeast Europe jumped in mid-November on a series of positive news reports of vaccine trial successes that gave hope that an end to the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) could arrive within months
Climate change will cost Russia RUB9 trillion ($99bn) due to direct damage to buildings and infrastructure, says Deputy Minister of the Far East and Arctic Aleksandr Krutikov.
Russian retail investors are finally investing in stocks as they look for better returns following the steady fall of interest rates at banks in recent years. But the CBR is worried that risks for the financial sector are rising as a result.
Travel bans, dams and Russian fans. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Tehran sees killing as effort to derail Biden’s move for diplomacy.
Ukraine got off to a very good start this year and by summer had grasped the nettle of most of its major problems. But in the autumn it all fell to pieces. With $14.5bn of debt redemptions in 2021 it is not clear how it will cope.
President-elect Maia Sandu has plans for radical changes in Moldova starting with an overhaul of the judiciary, but to achieve this, she will need an ally as prime minster – which can only be achieved through snap elections.
Romania's external debt increased quite fast during the last year, rising from 48% to more than 56% of GDP, accelerated by the decline of GDP during the pandemic.
President-elect Maia Sandu is committed to Moldova’s European integration but she won’t needlessly antagonise Russia.
The coronacrisis has sent already record-high levels of global debt soaring to giddying new levels, reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in a note released on November 18.
Beijing does not appear disposed to give too much leeway.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) story in most of Russia’s regions is bleak and Russians are increasingly moving to the cities looking for a better life.
Gripped with the lingering political turmoil, the Belarusian economy is sinking despite a $1.5bn loan lifeline thrown to it by the Kremlin to help Belarus’ self-appointed leader Alexander Lukashenko tough out a huge political and economic crisis.
The currencies of the major emerging markets (EMs) have been gradually depreciating over the last three decades, but that normally helps the current account balance. In Turkey's case the opposite is happening.