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Russia's plans to subsume Belarus and dismantle its independence by 2030, according to documents seen as part of an investigation by a group of US and European media outlets, including the Kyiv Independent.
Invasion of Ukraine "accompanied by all-out repression and censorship at home", says EIU, presenting latest Democracy Index.
A new pro-Lukashenko party was established in Belarus as the country fell a further seven places in the latest EIU Democracy index.
Sri Lanka’s experience has rattled and unnerved some Mongolians who fear the government does not have the solutions to the country’s steep FX debt.
The scale of the current crisis may be making IFIs rethink their longstanding policy of uncritically relaying Turkmen government data.
Coronavirus-afflicted 2020 came as a cruel blow to a country that was winning plaudits for progress in transforming to a market economy. Tashkent hopes to quickly get fully back on track.
Uzbekistan has made huge strides under its new reform-minded leader. He’s pulling out all the stops. A “rabbit loans” scheme literally enabling poor people to buy bunnies for food and fur may have fizzled but for investors there's a hot scene.
As government fights economic ills ahead of local elections, ruling party offers curious briefings on evolving opinion poll results.
Bizarre stories of the 165-year-old voter and 1,000 voters living in one apartment offer but a teasing glimmer of what is politely described as a “hybrid regime”.
Iran’s GDP grew 1.8% y/y in the first quarter of the Persian year (ended June 21), the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on September 16. Iranian economic growth is expected to move into negative ...
Twenty years ago, the 1998 collapse of the ruble and ensuing financial crisis proved to be a pivotal moment in Russia's modern history.
When Putin took office the Moscow-based press corps spent six months writing the same piece: “Who is Mr Putin?” There are two Putins and two Russias: one is all about business and the other is all about politics. Are the two about to collide?
Kyiv was one of the top five biggest decliners in this year’s “Global Liveability Report” by the EIU, with the Ukrainian capital dropping 21.4% in the index over the past five years.
Kazakhstan’s largest city and business centre Almaty has dropped to last place on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s bi-annual ranking of the ...
Vienna stays as the second most liveable city in the world in an EIU survey, though rising instability means Kyiv, Moscow, St Petersburg all appeared in the top-10 list of the biggest declines in liveability scores over the past five years.
Conflicting reports over whether Kazakhstan plans to buy back the minority stake demonstrate the government’s acute dilemma over the national oil and gas company.
Natural gas rich Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most economically isolated countries, is facing severe budget and currency problems because of the sharp drop in energy prices over the past 18 months.
Kazakhstan’s government has opted not to revise budget parameters despite the oil price staying below the $40 per barrel envisaged in the 2016 budget.