Uzbekistan’s economy has taken off in the last two years as the reforms implemented by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev start to bear fruit. We collect our recent articles on the transformation in a special report.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa's rightwing government faces an opposition determined to unseat him in the spring general election.
Otkritie bank nearly went bust in 2017 and was taken over by the CBR. But today it is one of the fastest growing banks in Russia and the regulator is looking to offload it some time next year via an IPO.
Armenia is now scrambling to improve alternative roads or construct them from scratch after the vital southern highway to Iran was seized by Azerbaijan in last year's war.
Frozen conflicts along contested borders in the former Soviet space have created levers for Russian influence.
Although far from the front line, Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-biggest city, has suffered from the economic and political consequences of the conflict in the Donbas. The war has been shaping the population’s opinion for nearly eight years now.
The law envisages the creation of a registry of journalists, and demands that owners of media outlets be Azerbaijani residents.
Vkusvill Director Yury Alaashev speaks to bne IntelliNews about how Russia's biggest food brand grew out of a single dairy stall in a Moscow market.
ODS leader has defied sceptics not just by winning the October general election but also by besting the country’s domineering president.
NavoiAzot's renovation was kicked off in 2016 with some state-guaranteed credits, but since then it seems the investment drive has reached a critical mass, and NavoiAzot has attracted several partners. Business is booming.
Russia's economic growth appears to be slowing as problems like capital flight, sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic pile up. Policymakers will have a difficult time trying to balance these competing demands.
Prolonged border closures disrupt supply chains, drive up inflation and hammer exports. Mongolia, dependent on China for 60% of its economy, remains at the mercy of Beijing’s coronavirus directives.
Uzbekistan was one of the only two major economies in the world to avoid recession last year but now the economy is bouncing back. The new government hopes to lift the economy up by its bootstraps by smart spending and targeted privatisations.
Debates about women’s bodies recur periodically in Kyrgyzstani social media skirmishes; now there are signs that policymakers are eager to get involved.
An exhibition at the National Museum of History of Moldova tells the story of the tens of thousands of children deported from the Moldovan SSR.
The Western Balkans states are looking anew at long-neglected rail networks as they embark on the green transition. The EIB’s Matteo Rivellini outlines efforts to develop rail in the region.
Russia’s new generation of foreign policy professionals bring with them a shift in attitudes. Young professionals are often bitterly affected by “disillusionment” with the West, those in their 20s are mostly realist and pragmatic.
Uzbekistan's most profitable bank, UzPromStroyBank is going to be the first big bank to be sold off as the country’s banking sector privatisation gets under way.
Critics say the discourse the Erdogan regime is coming up with to explain anomalies in the market is becoming more and more hilarious.
Instadose imports cannabis from Africa to North Macedonia for processing, citing its favourable business climate and geographic location to supply the EU.