US, Belarus agree to return ambassadors despite lack of Minsk's progress with human rights

Sergei Kuznetsov in Minsk September 19, 2019

The US administration and authoritarian Belarus, headed by Alexander Lukashenko, Europe's longest-ruling head of state, have agreed to "prepared to exchange ambassadors as the next step in normalising our relationship"

Russia, Belarus reportedly ink 'economic confederacy’ roadmap

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2019

Russia and its neighbouring post-Soviet republic Belarus have inked a roadmap with the aim to form "an economic confederacy" by 2022, the Kommersant business daily reported on September 16.

The Mitteleuropean view: Putin’s Belarusian ace stays in the hole?

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna, Marcus How of Vienneast in Vienna September 10, 2019

Negotiations between Belarus and Russia on deeper economic integration are nearing completion, and the potential for surprises – such as a political or currency union – is expected to diminish.

Belarus foreign reserves increased by 3% m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of Belarus increased by $263mn, or 3% month-on-month, to $8.89bn in August following a 5.1% m/m growth in July, according to the National Bank of Belarus (NBB).

Belarus’ leading supermarket chain Eurotorg closes a $52.7mn syndicated loan facility agreement

Ben Aris in Moscow August 28, 2019

Eurotorg has set up as a modern organised retail supermarket chain to capitalise on the growth of the retail business in Belarus, which is seeing the emergence of a middle class that is driving retail development.