Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's obsession with football is legendary, and critics say spending on sports infrastructure is draining money away from the health sector and education.
Russia’s oldest and largest tour operator Intourist is planning an IPO, after it will be bought from troubled Thomas Cook by the owner of Anex Tour major Neşet Koçkar, Reuters reported on November 14 citing an announcement by Intourist.
First "electrical bridge" from Western Balkans to the rest of Europe is expected to generate export revenues for Montenegro and its neighbours as they step up investment into renewable energy.
Iranian authorities essentially turned the internet off on November 17 as a crackdown on protests against a dramatic hike in petrol prices escalated, reported Netblocks, an internet-freedom charity.
Iran went under virtual martial law as authorities shut down the internet and blocked roads in the capital. There were some reports of shooting on the streets of Tehran.
The owners of the largest car dealer in Russia Rolf are looking for buyers for 100% in the company, Vedomosti daily reported on November 14 citing the founder of the dealer Sergei Petrov.
Opposition parties have called for big weekend demonstrations in response to ruling party’s blocking of constitutional switch to proportional representation system in time for 2020 general election.
In a much sought-after title within the investment banking world, the US magazine Institutional Investor, together with Moscow Exchange, have presented their best investor relations professionals in Russia awards.
State bank embroiled in Iran sanctions-busting case. Mention of Turkish strongman in indictment and Trump Tower Istanbul under renewed scrutiny. No progress on ‘S-400’ row. Senators not thrilled at Oval Office showing of anti-Kurdish propaganda film.
The finance ministry and the state debt manager, AKK, did not want to launch a new bond issue against a successful bond programme already in place.
With the winter grain harvest still underway Ukraine’s farmers have already brought in more grain this season than in all of last year and are on course to smash the previous record.
Shaky coalition between Sandu's pro-EU ACUM bloc and President Dodon's pro-Russian Socialists fractures after just five months.
Markets, meanwhile, draw breath as Erdogan prepares for November 13 White House meeting with Trump. Betting is that the two strongmen will reach an accommodation.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), the country's main anti-graft agency, has detained former deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleksandr Pysaruk among seven people who have been accused of embezzling UAH1.2bn ($49mn)
Mister Auto released a survey of which cities in the world are the best and worst to drive in that found Moscow has the second highest road rage index in the world, after only Ulaanbaatar.
A Moscow court extended the pre-trial detention of the remaining two partners in the Baring Vostok fund, Ivan Zyuzin and Vagan Abgaryan, until January that worked with Russia’s top fund manager Michael Calvey.
Moldova’s parliament is poised to vote on the no-confidence motion submitted by the Socialist Party of President Igor Dodon against the government of Prime Minister Maia Sandu.
Tens of thousands of people joined the 10th Independence March, an annual event that has gained notoriety because it is organised by far-right parties and groups seen as gaining strength in Poland.
The Ukrainian authorities will allow farmland sale to foreign citizens and companies only if the Ukrainian people give consent to it at a referendum, the nation's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on November 11.
Spread over US Treasury paper fell sharply to 407bp from 470bp seen at previous Turkish sale, held in July.