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Forbes names Russia#039s richest woman

Forbes names Russia's richest woman

The wife of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, Yelena Baturina, has again topped the Forbes ranking as the richest woman in Russia with an estimated fortune of $1 billion. Elena …

Russia ranked 109th in world#039s safest countries ranking

Russia ranked 109th in world's safest countries ranking

The World Economic Forum experts published the Global Travel and Tourism Report, revealing the safest countries in the world for tourists. Finland has been named the safest country in the world, the UAE and Iceland scored second and …

Margvelashvili named most popular Georgian politician

Margvelashvili named most popular Georgian politician

Georgian President Georgi Margvelashvili topped the rating of political leaders of the country. According to the sociological survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI), 67% of the survey participants are sympathetic …

Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia#039s rating

Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia's rating

Fitch Ratings cut its assessment of Saudi Arabia's credit quality, citing deterioration of state finances due to low oil prices and doubts over whether Riyadh can achieve its economic reform plans. Fitch downgraded Saudi Arabia by …

Moscow becomes one of world#039s cities getting more expensive most quickly

Moscow becomes one of world's cities getting more expensive most quickly

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey assessed more than 150 different purchases in 133 cities around the world to determine where budget travellers should go - and where they should avoid. Moscow is …

Russians getting happier

Russians getting happier

When it comes to happiness, Russia ranked 49th (56th in 2015), according to the World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation. According to the survey, …

SP upgraded Russia’s rating to positive from stable

S&P upgraded Russia’s rating to positive from stable

Standard and Poor's upgraded on Friday its outlook for Russia to positive from stable and affirmed the country’s foreign currency at 'BB+/B', the company said in a release, Sputnik reports. …

Heydar Aliyev International Airport recognized best airport in CIS

Heydar Aliyev International Airport recognized best airport in CIS

Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards. Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport is named the best airport among airports of Russia and CIS countries for the level of the provided services. …

Global Finance names Georgia one of the poorest countries of South Caucasus

Global Finance names Georgia one of the poorest countries of South Caucasus

Georgia placed 108th among 189 world’s richest and the poorest countries in the world in 2016, surpassing only Armenia in the region, according to the monthly magazine Global Finance. The publication made a list, based on the IMF …

Moody’s changes outlook on Russia

Moody’s changes outlook on Russia

Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook on Russia’s Ba1 government bond rating to stable from negative, affirming the rating and citing economic recovery. Moody's said that the Russian government's set of measures made the country less dependent on ...

World Bank#039s new energy rating: Russia among leaders

World Bank's new energy rating: Russia among leaders

Russia entered the prosperous "green zone" on the basis of the World Bank's new survey evaluating the stability of the energy policy in 111 countries. Russia occupies the 27th place in the leading group with 77 points …

Russia ahead of China in developing countries rating

Russia ahead of China in developing countries rating

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) made a rating of of emerging markets, according to which Russia managed to surpass China for the first time. South Korea is in the first place of this rating. According to experts, even …

Trump named Time magazine#039s Person of the Year

Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came second in the selection. Hackers, taken as a group, …

Russian FM spokeswoman selected for BBC’s top 100 ‘inspirational’ women list

Russian FM spokeswoman selected for BBC’s top 100 ‘inspirational’ women list

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s sharp-tongued spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, has made it into the BBC’s annual list of 100 women having the biggest impact on the world, RT writes. Every year, the BBC 100 …

Standard and Poor#039s upgrades Turkey#039s outlook

Standard and Poor's upgrades Turkey's outlook

Standard and Poor's upgraded Turkey's outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' on Friday. The credit rating agency rated the Turkish economy "BB." The agency also predicted that the state of emergency will …

Russia to create new international universities ranking

Russia to create new international universities ranking

The ranking coveres not only scientific achievements and quality of education, but also the influence of the university on culture and its value to society

 Fitch affirms Kazakhstan at #039BBB#039

Fitch affirms Kazakhstan at 'BBB'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kazakhstan's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BBB' with a Stable Outlook, the agency said. The issue ratings on Kazakhstan's seni …

Moody#039s changes outlook on Russia#039s banking system to stable

Moody's changes outlook on Russia's banking system to stable

Moody's Investors Service's outlook for Russia's banking system has been revised to stable from negative, given emerging signs of the country's economic recovery which will likely benefit its banks.  "Slow …

Russia plunges to 53rd place in FIFA’s ranking list

Russia plunges to 53rd place in FIFA’s ranking list

The Russian national football team dropped from its previous 38th position to the 53rd in the new FIFA monthly ranking list of national teams published on Thursday. This is the lowest place Russia ever held in FIFA’s ranking …

Fitch revises outlook for Russia to stable

Fitch revises outlook for Russia to stable

The outlook for Russia’s long-term financial risk rating has been revised from negative to stable and affirmed at ‘BBB-‘, Fitch Ratings said in a release yesterday, Sputnik reports. "A flexible exchange rate, …

Ilham Aliyev among most influential Muslims of the world

Ilham Aliyev among most influential Muslims of the world

Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center of Amman published The Muslim 500 rating of this year. Just like last year, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was among 500 most influential Muslims of the world in the category …

Bill Gates is richest man in US - again

Bill Gates is richest man in US - again

The annual Forbes 400 ranking of the richest Americas is out, and for the 23rd consecutive year Bill Gates has maintained his status as the world's richest man, with a net worth of $81 billion. Amazon founder …

 Azerbaijani economy leads among CIS countries

Azerbaijani economy leads among CIS countries

Azerbaijan took the 37th place in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, issued by the World Economic Forum, according to the report posted on the Forum’s website. The research covered 138 countries. Azerbaijan ranked the …

SP lowers Georgian Railway’s rating

S&P lowers Georgian Railway’s rating

S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term corporate rating on Georgia's national railway operator, JSC Georgian Railway (GR), to 'B+' from 'BB-', Trend reports. The outlook is stable. S&P affirmed the …

Fitch notes positive trends in Azerbaijani economy

Fitch notes positive trends in Azerbaijani economy

Fitch international ratings agency increased the forecast of Azerbaijan’s GDP per capita for 2016 from $3,707 up to $3,813, and from $4,297 up to $4,434 for 2017.  The forecast for 2018 …

Fitch downgrades inflation forecast for Azerbaijan

Fitch downgrades inflation forecast for Azerbaijan

The International Ratings Agency Fitch Ratings has downgraded the forecast on inflation in Azerbaijan from 14 to 11.5 percent and from 7 to 6 percent, respectively in 2016 and 2017. Fitch report says that the inflation in the country is …

 SP: Britain#039s #039AAA#039 credit rating untenable after Brexit vote

S&P: Britain's 'AAA' credit rating untenable after Brexit vote

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's said Britain's top-notch 'AAA' credit rating is no longer tenable after voters opted to leave the European Union, the Financial Times reports. "We think that a AAA-rating is …

Samir Sharifov: Azerbaijani sovereign rating to be restored

Samir Sharifov: Azerbaijani sovereign rating to be restored

Azerbaijan will gradually restore its sovereign rating, the country's finance minister, Samir Sharifov, said. "Our rating will be gradually restored with the stabilization of the economic situation, the growth …

Moody#039s downgrades ratings of three oil-producing countries

Moody's downgrades ratings of three oil-producing countries

The international rating agency Moody's downgraded Saudi Arabia’s credit rating from Aa3  to A1 with a stable outlook.  “A combination of lower growth, higher debt and smaller domestic and external buffers …

Chechnya and Ingushetia are among leaders of executive branch efficiency rating

Chechnya and Ingushetia are among leaders of executive branch efficiency rating

According to the rating released by the Russian government, Chechnya and Ingushetia are among the regions with the most efficient work of executive authorities in 2015. The Voronezh region was ranked first. It is noted that it "has …