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Moody’s: Armenia to face greatest funding risks

Armenia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan top the list of smaller emerging economies most vulnerable to refinancing risks, because they face a combination of large upcoming repayments and low foreign currency reserves, ratings agency Moody’s …

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World Bank: Georgia leads in fighting corruption

Georgia has reached a historic high in terms of effectiveness of corruption control and governance, according to the World Bank report 'Worldwide Governance Indicators'. Georgia scored 77.40% on Control of Corruption 100% scale, …

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Azerbaijan tops CIS  gastronomic festival ranking

Azerbaijan's Pomegranate Festival entered the Top 3 enogastronomic events of the CIS countries, popular among Russian tourists in October 2018, according to the ranking of the Analytical agency TurStat. The rating is based on …

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Fitch affirms Kazakhstan's rating at 'BBB'

Fitch Ratings, the international rating agency, affirmed Kazakhstan’s long-term issuer default rating (IDR) at ‘BBB’ with ‘Stable’ outlook. The sovereign balance remains strong  and assets in the …

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Tbilisi amongst world's safest countries

Georgia ranks fifth among 125 countries in the 2018 Crime Index by Numbeo. The country has improved its ranking by two steps compared to last year, the country;'s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. "Numbeo has rated the …

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Russia improves position in FIFA rating

Russia has climbed from 49th to 46th place in the FIFA rating with 1423 points, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website. Russia secured two wins in the September matches. In the opening …

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"Oil price to sink to $60"

S&P Global Ratings revised its oil prices forecast for the coming years, director of corporate ratings for S&P Global Ratings Alexander Gryaznov said. "We revised our short-term forecast, and …

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 China's OnePlus 6 named best smartphone made in 2018

China's OnePlus 6 was named one of the best smartphones made in 2018, according to Business Insider. According to the authors, the OnePlus 6 features a very good camera, but more importantly it offers plenty of power, with a …

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S&P and Fitch affirm Azerbaijan's ratings

S&P Global Ratings affirmed the long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Azerbaijan at 'BB+/B'. The outlook on the long-term ratings is stable. "Our ratings on Azerbaijan are still …

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Russians prefer Baku as tourist destination

Baku topped the list of the most popular destinations for summer holidays among Russian citizens, according to TurStat. The top-5 places also include Minsk, Almaty, Yerevan and Astana. They are followed by Tashkent, Chisinau, …

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