China becomes biggest foreign dealmaker in the region, making €7.7bn of acquisitions, up 78%.
Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.
73 journalists remained behind bars in Turkey, according to the CPJ's latest press freedom report, while Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia also got dishonourable mentions.
Moscow remains Bishkek’s main strategic partner while Beijing will stay an important strategic partner, says Sooronbai Jeenbekov.
Canada-based miner, long involved in environmental and profit-sharing disputes over its operations in Kyrgyzstan, gets the go-ahead to mine Davidov and Lysyi sites.