Uzbekistan’s new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has announced plans to scrap foreign exchange restrictions that have stifled trade and investment since the 1990s.
America’s president has one hand on the throat of the nuclear deal with Iran, even though the EU, Russia and China see no valid reason to throttle it.
The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.
Asia's rapidly growing population and fast economic growth rates mean there is a pressing need to step up investment into infrastructure.
Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.