Belarus high-tech status in firing line

The Belarus high-tech sector has a lot to answer for including Fortnite  and  World of Tanks.…

Israel sucked into US-China trade war while India waits in the wings

US-China trade war: Israel has turned down a Hong Kong firm’s $1bn investment bid for the…

‘Travel bubbles’ give trade and tourism grounds for hope

The global tourist industry is estimated to account for more than 10% of the world’s GDP…

Huwaei wins Russian 5G contract as Trump pushes Xi and Putin into each others’ arms

Huawei is to build Russia’s first 5G wireless network after it struck a deal with MTS…

BASF winning out in US-China trade war

BASF has emerged as one of the early winners from the fall-out between Washington and Beijing…

Assad looks to Russia to help rebuild Syria

It could cost as much as $400bn to rebuild the Syrian economy, President Bashar al-Assad told…

Fears of trade war and slowdown in recovery with US set to slap $60bn tariff bill on China

Fears of a trade war and a subsequent downturn in the global economy grew  this week…

Riyadh and Tehran draw up new ‘soft power’ battle lines at Basra

More than a quarter of a century after the road to Basra briefly became short hand…

Saudi Prince arrives in UK with charm offensive and $90bn in trade deals

The UK and Saudi Arabia this week agreed to boost mutual trade and investment between the…

China pips India in battle for stake in Dakha Stock Exchange

This week’s announcement from Bangladesh that it had rejected a bid for a 25% stake in…

Russia and China set to join forces in Saudi Aramco IPO

A joint Russia-China investment fund  is gearing up to participate in Saudi Aramco’s forthcoming IPO, the CEO of…

Future of Chabahar and Farzad B high on agenda for Rouhani visit to India

Progress on the upgrade of the Iranian port of Chabahar and delays over the awarding of…

‘The dogs bark, but the caravan keeps going’ – Putin dismisses Kremlin list

  The US Ministry  of finance on Monday published its so-called ‘Kremlin list‘ of 210 Russian government…

Liu steps out of Davos shadows to fuel speculation about Chinese succession

Speculation that  the Harvard – educated economist Liu He is being groomed as successor to Chinese…

China’s thirst for energy drives trade with Russia to new heights

Russia has reached its goal of increasing bilateral trade with China  to $80bn a year ahead…

Trebles all round! Cameron cashes in on Brexit through Belt & Road fund role

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has taken on a new role leading a government-backed investment…

Odds on Trans Caspian pipeline shorten as littoral states settle their differences

After nearly 30 years of haggling over the legal status of the Caspian Sea, its five…

Chabahar set to take on Gwadar in fight for traffic on South Asian sea route

The prospect of a new strategic sea route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan  came one step…

World Bank spells out dangers of Russia’s pivot towards the east

The economic transformations taking place in China and India are having subtle and indirect impacts on…

Putin and Erdogan bury hatchet – but no sign of Rosneft boss

Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of yesterday’s late-night talks between Vladimir Putin and his Turkey’s Recep Tayyip…

Saudi purge casts doubt over plans for Saudi Aramco IPO

Last weekend’s spate of arrests orchestrated by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that has…

Fruit and veg rots on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border as EEU threatens to unravel

Hundreds of tons of vegetables and fruit that have been piling up at customs posts on…

Astana prepares to ditch Cyrillic alphabet in move to loosen ties with Moscow

  Kazakhstan is to change its official alphabet for the third time in less than 100 years…

EU and India ready to resume BTIA talks

EU and India BTIA: A delegation of senior EU officials is to visit Delhi next month…