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Wagner and its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, are already sanctioned by multiple countries around the world, mainly linked to the PMC’s operations as part of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Last year, the ‘Knot’, the highly rated American wedding magazine, asked 12,000 newly wed couples whether they had chosen a natural or a lab-grown diamond for their engagement ring? A third went for industrial stones.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin travelled to Beijing for a Sino-Russian trade forum to boost rapidly developing economic ties on May 24.
Inflationary pressures are easing in the wake of the economic slowdown.
Vzevolod Knyazev, the ex-head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court, has been sent to custody for 60 days with the option of posting bail set at UAH107mn ($2.9mn) over bribery charges amounting to $2.7mn, Suspilne reported on May 18.
Wagner PMC-controlled firm Bois Rouge has rebranded itself as Wood International Group (WIG) while continuing its supply of African timber to the European Union (EU) through Cameroon.
Minister seeks to reassure investors after third revolution and nationalisation of gold mine Kumtor.
Inflation remains a drag on growth in Emerging Europe, along with sluggish growth in advanced economies and stricter financing conditions in Central Europe and the Baltic states.
Ivan Geshev declares war on former premier Boyko Borissov, who allegedly pushed him to quit, and hints he could publicise evidence of his corruption.
Belgium plans to become West’s leading partner in attempts to cut Russia's revenue from diamond sales, Prime Minister Alexander de Croo told the FT on May 10, claiming that Belgium wants to squeeze Russian diamonds out of the Western markets.
Gold, silver and copper miner in difficulty as Moscow has listed Jersey, where it is headquartered, as an “unfriendly country”.
Gold prices have risen to break through the psychologically important $2,000 per troy ounce mark as Emerging Markets (EMs) buy up record amounts of the yellow metal to try to insulate themselves against the unfolding polycrisis.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called a snap presidential election on July 9, to establish a fresh mandate following a controversial change to the constitution.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was in Germany for the first time to meet with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and deepen commercial and trade ties with Europe on May 3.
March data from the real economy indicates a decline in GDP in the first quarter, which we now estimate at 1.5% year on year compared with -1.2% y/y predicted so far. This was most likely the low point of the current downturn cycle.
Poland’s industrial production deepened decline to 2.9% year on year in constant prices in March.
The dramatic decrease in the PPI growth rate is unlikely to translate into a similarly-paced easing of headline inflation.
Azerbaijan's State Border Service cited "continuing military supplies from Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh" as the excuse for the checkpoint.
Kosovo’s government banned energy-hungry cryptocurrency mining last year to tackle winter power shortages.