Sri Lanka is due to start negotiations with the International Monetary Fund next week and it’s just emerged that India, its northern neighbor, may be willing to commit up to another $2 billion in financial assistance, along with food and fuel aid.
Also, a court in Jersey has now seized 7 billion US dollars worth of assets linked to the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. He is on the UK and EU sanctions list, and is now unable to access items such as his yachts, or Chelsea Football Club. So, what does this step from Jersey mean for Mr Abramovich?
Plus, Russia is suffering brain drain, with some suggesting that tens of thousands of tech workers are leaving the country after sanctions have made business difficult – or impossible.
Finally, two entrepreneurs in Africa’s smallest economy, São Tomé and Príncipe, are trying to make a career in their home.