Eastern Europe


  • "All across the world we have seen, from Asia to Europe to Africa to North America, more and more people are consciously thinking about healthy food, exercising, looking to nature, getting massages and doing yoga," said Ophelia Yeung, a senior consultant for SRI International who led the study.

  • Will October rattle markets more than usual? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    October could have a long list of market demons to contend with—from the shift in U.S. monetary policy to geopolitical issues that include Hong Kong.

  • *NPLs unsustainable in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia. LONDON, Sept 30- The ECB's health check of European banks could force some lenders to rethink their strategy in central and eastern Europe and even withdraw from parts of the region, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's new regional banking expert.

  • Russia denies plans to introduce capital controls Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia's Central Bank says it isn't planning to put limits on investors' ability to pull money out of the country, a statement meant to assuage market fears that have seen the ruble tumble in recent weeks.

  • PARIS, Sept 30- Lingerie provider Agent Provocateur is seeing brisk business in Russia, Hong Kong and China, contrary to many other luxury brands, and is rolling out a second line co-designed by actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica, its head said.

  • EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine- related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.

  • PREVIEW-Auto recovery wobbles in Paris show spotlight Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    *Paris auto show opens to press Thursday, Oct. 2. That is the fear of executives as they gather for the Paris auto show opening on Thursday, the biggest industry event in the regional calendar. Carmakers are rolling out new models in anticipation of closing the gap-- the Paris show floor will be bristling with fuel-efficient small cars and compact SUVs.

  • Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine— For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year. Russia stopped gas deliveries to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay what Moscow said it owed in arrears.

  • Russia's RusHydro targets more Asian investment Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *RusHydro feels no adverse effect from Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Sept 30- Russia's largest hydropower producer, RusHydro, is planning an extensive roadshow to attract investment from China and Singapore, seeking to strength business ties with Asia as Moscow's relations with the West cool.

  • SHEKHAN, Iraq, Sept 30- For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia hopes for Ukraine gas deal this week Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Sept 30- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Moscow and Kiev would this week settle their differences over a timetable for Ukraine to pay its natural gas debts to Russia.

  • Russia hopes to reach gas deal with Ukraine this week Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:24 AM ET

    ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Sept 30- Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Russia and Ukraine would this week settle their remaining differences over a timetable for Moscow to redeem natural gas debts from Kiev.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 30- Internet auction site eBay intends to drive a wave of consolidation in Russia's e-commerce market over the next couple of years, persuading smaller companies to get on board as the economy weakens.

  • U.S. crude falls towards $94, set for monthly loss Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- U.S. oil futures dropped towards $94 a barrel on Tuesday, easing after gaining more than $2 in the past two sessions on strong U.S. economic data.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 13 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Miles speaks at London School of Economics and Political Science- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaks at the annual supervisory conference in Vienna on the topic: "National supervision within a European system- getting the balance right"- 0745 GMT.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Law enforcers in Europe need greater powers to retain data for longer in order to catch cybercriminals selling discrete services that police cannot trace under existing regulations, according to a Europol report published on Monday.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- The woman likely to become the EU's new trade chief sought to reassure lawmakers on Monday that U.S. companies will not be able to challenge Europe's safety and environmental rules if Brussels and Washington agree the world's biggest trade deal.

  • De Pury named AP's news director for Russia, CIS Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    LONDON— The Associated Press has named Kate de Pury, an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years' experience in video newsgathering, as its news director for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.