Articles by Matthew Geller

Chairman Xi: Peace talks key to end crisis

President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for a political settlement of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, urging relevant countries to stop their attempts to politicize the global economy and make earnest efforts to contribute to a cease-fire and peaceful resolution of the cri

March 2, 2023 // 0 Comments

Belarus Real Estate Market Soars in 2022

2022 saw a record number of apartment sales in Minsk, with a 42% increase over 2020. One-bedroom apartments dominated, while new buildings made up only 10% of the market. Prices saw minor fluctuations, and the most expensive apartment sold for $500k. Analysts predict a stable market in 2023.

February 26, 2023 // 0 Comments

Fitch’s analysis of the Belarusian economy: What are the main risks?

Belarus' long-term rating as a foreign currency issuer remains at 'RD' (Restricted Default), Fitch Ratings said. Fitch explains that Belarus continues to pay its USD-denominated Eurobond in the local currency, contrary to bond documentation which does not allow for settlement in alternative currencies.

October 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

Belarusian medical services export rised significantly in 2021

Deputy Minister of Health Boris Androsyuk anounced: "Despite COVID19 we managed to fulfill plan on export of medical services, probably due to the policy of openness of our country. We ensured a 20% growth and export exceeded $40 million.

February 23, 2022 // 0 Comments

Belarus and China: Commerce Before Politics

Against the backdrop of problems within the international arena and the ever-increasing political and economic isolation of Minsk, the role of China within Belarusian affairs continue to grow. Should we expect even more cooperation as Belarusian authorities hope?

September 13, 2021 // 1 Comment

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