The resignation of Yakiv Smolii as governor of the NBU could be taken as the end of serious reforms in Ukraine and a "soft coup" that puts the old guard back in charge of the country
Volodymyr Zelenskiy's presidency seems to have gone off the tracks but no one is quite sure what is going on. Is he a puppet or just out of his depth? Melinda Haring of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council offers five theories.
The governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakiv Smolii abruptly quit on July 1, sending a shock through the investment community. Now he has gone, who will replace him?
In September 2013, at the Annual “YES” Conference in Yalta, former President Yanukovych said: ”We have to move toward European integration,” causing participants to dance on the beach. He didn't do it and sparked the Maidan revolution
Prying officials also driving business clients away from banks.
At the same time, ING discordantly claims it senses possible turning point for foreigners’ interest in Turkish bonds.
President Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarus has long been a success story in the post-Soviet world, but now he is in trouble facing country-wide protests. He will probably win the August elections, but how long can he hang on to power?
Telia seen as selling stake at less than 50% of market value. Analyst asks: “How did a partly Swedish-state-owned co get so deeply embroiled in Turkey’s authoritarian decline?”
Instead of triggering an increase in remittance payments, which is typical during times of crisis, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has caused migrant payments to households in developing countries to slow dramatically.
Ankara reportedly discussing lasting military presence with Tripoli ally. Russia has flown fighter jets to desert sites controlled by rebel forces.
Data on financially hellish month also shows 38,000 used a credit card for the first time and a ‘wide-scope’ unemployment rate of 39%.
An important step towards charting the UK’s post-Brexit course and galvanising post-COVID growth would be to forge new international partnerships and reinvent the time-tested ones, writes Kazakhstan's ambassador to the UK Erlan Idrissov.
Arsen Avakov has been Ukraine’s Interior Minister for six and half years, under three Presidents. He controls an enormas amout of power, but recently after a series of police violence scandals calls for his removal have been growing