Russian authorities will attempt to block Twitter within the next 30 days if the company fails to delete content the government says is illegal, it was reported on March 16. The Kremlin is also using rules to boost its domestic tech sector.
The Belarusian opposition has a very short list of demands: Belarus' self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko must step down, political prisoners must be freed and new elections must be held.
Optimism amongst Russia’s businesses picked up strongly in February, according to the latest IHS Markit Business Outlook survey, the consultant reported in a note on March 11.
International multinational firms are coming under increased pressure to break business ties with Belarus as opposition leaders apply a "name and shame" campaign as part of their struggle to oust incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko.
Roman Schetinsky, strategy director of Russian top 5 gold producer GV Gold, forecasts a "growth tsunami" in gold prices.