Eurasia / News

Mirziyoyev expectedly wins Uzbek presidential elections

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2016

It remains to be seen whether Mirziyoyev’s promise of change will remain just an empty promise or he will move to open ex-Soviet Central Asia’s most-populous country more to the outside world.

Incoming Uzbek president offers promise of change

Nizom Khodjayev in Tashkent December 2, 2016

But many remain sceptical because of regime's history of never following up on announcements.

Investment seen making Iran’s latest fatal railway disaster a thing of the past

bne IntelliNews November 29, 2016

Huge new investment into Iran’s rail network is seen as helping to make accidents such as the one on November 25 a thing of the past.

Georgia's new government: old faces, old problems

Carmen Valache in Lund November 28, 2016

The cabinet will have to devise new ways to tackle old economic challenges, such as high unemployment, a growing public debt, a stubbornly high trade deficit and continued pressures on the currency.

Iran’s central bank says foreign cards are coming

bne IntelliNews November 23, 2016

Worries over US sanctions mean that it is likely that Chinese card companies will seize a dominant position in the Iranian market.

Reports claim daughter of former Uzbek dictator dead from poisoning

bne IntelliNews November 22, 2016

Gulnara Karimova has not been seen in public since 2014, after being disgraced over a corruption scandal.

'Armenia’s Donald Trump' mulls risks of returning to politics

Carmen Valache in Lund November 21, 2016

Gagik Tsarukyan could be hit with police investigations if he breaks political truce and attempts a comeback.

Chinese carmakers make inroads into Iran

bne IntelliNews November 11, 2016

Chinese carmakers offer more modern models than the Iranian manufacturers and cheaper prices than European ones.

Azerbaijan tries to fulfil letter but not spirit of EITI rules

Carmen Valache in Lund November 11, 2016

Baku has continued its crackdown on human rights while it addresses some concerns of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Iran reacts cautiously to Trump victory

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2016

Trump's election brings uncertainty but some hope it could even accelerate the lifting of sanctions.

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