After previously denying it, Azerbaijan now says that Armenia fired Russian-made rockets during last year’s war. And now they’re trying to make things difficult for Moscow.
Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
Yerevan, meanwhile, moves towards putting on trial two men from Syria it claims served as mercenaries in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after being recruited by Turkey to fight for Baku.
Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.
Capital markets take war, the pandemic and political unrest in stride. The second in a two-part series.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Attraction of a passport for those who spend a minimum $250,000 is the driver.
Urges EU to step up efforts to persuade Yerevan time is up for Soviet facility located in earthquake zone.
It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.
There seems to be no stopping oil prices, with ICE Brent now trading well above $60/bbl. Clearly OPEC+ cuts are doing their job, while global recovery hopes are playing a big part. Will the oil price keep rising?
Crackdown on democracy and civil society during pandemic accompanied by increase in hate speech by politicians finds ILGA-Europe report.
Oil-indexed prices on track to rise substantially. Pipeline operator Botas is front-loading its 2021 take.
New “wake-up call” analysis from Carbon Tracker looks at impact of shift towards lower-carbon energy.
A mid-sized power, Turkey wields considerable clout in its near neighbourhood.
The losses to tax revenues will hit the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh government even harder than Yerevan.
The country won the Nagorno-Karabakh war, but can it win the peace? Crisis-hit 2020 looks to have taken 5% off Azerbaijani GDP. For now the path is clear to growth this year of around 2%.