Corruption and graft at the municipal level is an issue in Spain.
The autonomous region of Andalusia goes to the polls on the weekend, and some say another win by the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party means there will be little chance of reform.
China is searching for new transport routes to Western markets. One crosses Central Asia and passes through Georgia, which is the only country in the region which has a free trade agreement with China and the European Union. Beijing is one of Georgia's most important trading partners – and is investing millions in Georgian businesses and infrastructure.
China is earmarking $900 billion for its new Silk Road in order to bolster trade. The gigantic infrastructure project includes roads, railway lines, ports and airports.
A gathering of people in the elevator business has taken place in Moscow. The event attracted professionals from all over the world and presented an opportunity to assess bilateral business ties.
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