Kyrgyzstan

Catfight in Kyrgyzstan: President and predecessor show their claws

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2018

Almazbek Atambayev says he will seek to rein in Sooranbai Jeenbekov, the successor critics wrongly thought would turn out to be no more than a stooge.

Turkish, Russian devaluations are spilling over into Central Asia and the Caucuses

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2018

The Turkish currency crisis is not expected to cause contagion in other emerging markets but it has hurt the currencies of its regional neighbours where it plays a more important role via trade, banking and investment links.

Kyrgyzstan detains another ex-PM on corruption charges

Kanat Shaku in Almaty June 19, 2018

Observers see move as another development in President Jeenbekov’s struggle to purge the influence of his predecessor Atambayev.

Kazakhstan among nations cheering SCO’s ‘victory’ over the G7

Kanat Shaku in Almaty June 12, 2018

Astana has $13bn of deals to celebrate but summit again showed Russia and China’s struggle for influence in the ‘Stans’ is far from settled.

Eurasians come in from the (financial) cold

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 1, 2018

New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.

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