Eurasia / Opinion

ALACO DISPATCHES: Re-empowered Rouhani still faces struggle to woo investors

Tom Laub of Alaco May 26, 2017

Though Iran’s reformist leader secured an emphatic re-election victory, the country’s investment prospects remain bleak.

COMMENT: Financial sector repair needed to spur growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Juha Kähkönen of the International Monetary Fund May 10, 2017

The economic slowdown and currency depreciations have added stress to many of the region’s already overburdened, highly-dollarised financial sectors.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Nuclear deal looms large as Iran’s presidential election approaches

Yigal Chazan of Alaco April 13, 2017

Ebrahim Raisi has emerged as a strong conservative contender who can take advantage of disappointment with the meagre dividends from the end of sanctions.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

MACRO ADVISER: Nazarbayev puts it all on red

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory March 20, 2017

If the stimulus plan works then the presidential succession should be smooth and Kazakhstan will be a positive role model for the CIS-Eurasia region.