The overall economic impact of the coronavirus on the Russian economy will remain low. However, if the epidemic widens, it poses significant risks to Russia’s economic development amidst deteriorating global economic conditions.
Lira remains under pressure amid economic anxiety and worries over course of Syria and Libya conflicts. Erdogan set to speak to Putin on Idlib standoff.
Iranian officials worry turnout will be decimated at parliamentary polls. Reports of sick German man taken off Tehran metro. Iraq Airways scraps flights to and from Islamic Republic.
Trump’s latest word on Syria is that he and “tough guy” Erdogan “are working together on seeing what can be done”.
Speculation is swirling in Moldova about the reasons behind Russian billionaire Andrei Goncearenko's announcement he is ready to sell his stake in the operator of Moldova's main airport.
President Ilir Meta has called on all Albanians to join mass protests against the government in March, signalling a return to the unrest that marked the first half of last year.
Case is mysterious. Judiciary has spoken of surveys of cheetahs used as pretext for espionage. Reports of military officials saying cameras were planted to pinpoint missile test areas have circulated. UN has condemned Tehran’s actions in affair.
Hundreds of thousands of Russians have opened individual retail accounts with Moscow Exchange (MOEX) to buy and sell shares, but most of the accounts are empty and inactive
After surprise verdict, pundits consider whether under-pressure Erdogan might want to see businessman and philanthropist free as a sop to the West.
The financing will go primarily to strengthen energy security across the initiative’s countries, which consider it necessary to end, or at least reduce, dependence on Russia as an energy supplier.
A Dutch appeals court has ordered the Russian government to fork out $50bn to former shareholders of defunct Russian oil giant Yukos, marking another twist in a more than decade-old legal battle.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly said his government will not push for entry into the Exchange Rate Mechanism, one of the key steps towards adoption of the euro.
Milorad Dodik wants a "RSexit" secession referendum for Republika Srpska, as Bosnian Serb politicians say they will block the work of state-level institutions.
Poland’s share in the EU’s just transition project should be cut in half to €1bn unless Warsaw signs up to the 2050 climate neutrality goal, European Council President Charles Michel has proposed.
Successful demonstration shows suspicions over who benefits from Chinese investment in Central Asia have not been allayed and relays more anger over Muslims including ethnic-Kyrgyz held in Beijing’s “re-education camps”.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced last month that Bucharest will scrap its deal with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) to expand the Cernavoda nuclear power plant.
Turkish president Erdogan who has been implicated in the sanctions-busting affair in which lender is embroiled said to have pushed for White House action.
Ukraine’s national gas company Naftogaz has held talks with international investment banks and potential investors about the prospects for an IPO, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said on February 17.
Mining unions at Poland’s biggest hard coal miner Polska Grupa Gornicza (PGG) went on a two-hour warning strike on February 17.
The presidential contest could upend Poland’s politics overnight if incumbent President Andrzej Duda fails to win re-election.