BAKU, Feb 25 Azerbaijan, the third-biggest
former Soviet oil producer, wants to see stability in oil prices
before deciding whether to support any extension of global cuts
in crude output, the country's energy minister said.
BAKU, Feb 25 The European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development may start discussions
with the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) over its
privatisation later this year, the EBRD's manager in the South
Caucasus country said.
BAKU BP plans to ramp up production at Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas field and keep output flat at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields this year, a senior regional official at the British oil major said.
JIMITI, Georgia When Georgian mother Lia Shioshvili was expelled from Russia 12 years ago, she and her four young children had to spend two days out on the streets by the border, and then two weeks crammed into a basement where they slept on the floor.
TBILISI, Jan 25 Georgia's central bank, which
expects strong economic growth and a pick-up in consumer demand
this year, plans to gradually ease interest rates toward a level
of 5-6 percent over the next two years, the central bank's
TELAVI, Georgia Georgia's incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday's inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching.
YEREVAN Armenia's acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan bolstered his authority in the former Soviet republic as his political bloc won early parliamentary elections which were assessed as democratic.
YEREVAN Armenians voted for a new parliament on Sunday as acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, having been elected by lawmakers to the post in May following a peaceful revolution earlier this year.
TBILISI Thousands of Georgians protested in the capital Tbilisi on Sunday against the result of the country's presidential election, as defeated candidate Grigol Vashadze said opposition parties would challenge the outcome in court.
TBILISI Georgia's new President-elect described Russia on Saturday as an unpredictable occupying power, staking out a tough line towards Moscow as she faces protests at home from opponents who accused her of being soft on Russia during the campaign.