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Zhara festival among TOP 3 open-air CIS festivals

International music festival Zhara was included in the rating of the best open-air festivals of CIS countries this summer. According to the  analytical agency TurStat, the Rock for Bobrov festivals in Minsk (Belarus), …

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Russia's Sberbank loses leadership

Sberbank has ceased to be the most reliable bank in Russia, according to Forbes ranking of the 100 most reliable Russian banks of the current year, based on their international ratings. It was bypassed by three credit organizations: Rosbank …

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Fitch revises outlook on Georgia to positive

Global rating agency Fitch Ratings revised its outlook on Georgia's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings to positive from stable and affirmed the rating at BB-, citing favorable growth prospects.  The …

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Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report

Armenia ranks 129th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 by the United Nations (UN), News.am reports. Its neighbors Georgia and Azerbaijan are ranked 128th and 87th, respectively, in this report. Variables …

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Russia plunges to 63rd place in FIFA’s ranking list

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) published new monthly rating list, according to which, Russia dropped from its previous 61st position to the 63rd with 531 points. Germany (1609), Brazil (1489), Portugal …

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 S&P upgrades ratings of major Russian companies

International rating agency S&P raised the credit ratings of several major Russian companies, including Gazprom, Transneft, Rushydro, and Russian Railways, following the increase in the Russian sovereign rating, according to a press release …

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S&P and Fitch raise Russia's rating

S&P Global Ratings has raised its credit ratings for Russia to 'BBB-' from 'BB+' with a stable outlook, the company said in a statement. "Demonstrated commitment to conservative macroeconomic policies will …

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 Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

Transparency International has published the annual index of corruption in different countries. Kazakhstan has improved its position, scoring 31 points, and ranked 122th place (131th in 2016). Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 …

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Moody’s expects Azerbaijani economy to grow

Azerbaijan’s GDP may grow 1.5% in 2018, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report. The agency said that the rebound in oil prices since early 2017 has contributed to a stabilization in Azerbaijan's economy …

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Forbes releases list of cryptocurrency's billionaires

Forbes has released its list of the richest people in the cryptocurrency community. The most richest people in cryptocurrency are : Chris Larsen ($7.5-8 billion), Joseph Lubin ($1-5 billion), Changpeng Zhao ($1.1-2 billion), Cameron …

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 Georgian athlete named lifter of the year

Georgia’s weightlifting world champion and record-breaking athlete Lasha Talakhadze was named the International Weightlifting Federation’s Lifter of the Year via an online poll. Talakhadze, who broke three …

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S&P raises Azerbaijan's sovereign debt rating

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings agency has forecast Azerbaijan’s GDP growth to average 3.3% over the next four years, the S&P said in a report.  On January 26, the S&P revised its outlook on the long-term …

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