Kyrgyz lawmakers name new prime minister, cabinet

bne IntelliNews April 23, 2018

It remains to be seen whether Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev can help assert the authority of new President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in politically volatile Kyrgyzstan.

Is Armenia facing a colour revolution? Popular protests on the rise in Emerging Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin April 22, 2018

Whether or not the detention of opposition leader Nikol Pashinian proves enough to lop the head off the Armenian demonstrations, analysts will note yet another example of how ready people are across Emerging Europe to take to the streets.

Kyrgyz president fires government after parliament’s vote of no confidence

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 19, 2018

Cabinet of PM Isakov was seen as close to President Jeenbekov’s predecessor Almazbek Atambayev who observers say may be trying to wield power from the shadows.

China-Europe container traffic across EEU to almost double by 2020

bne IntelliNews April 16, 2018

Increased transit container traffic through the Eurasian Economic Union will depend on trade between China and the EU, but transit states will need to expand their transport infrastructure and remove a number of barriers, EDB report says.

Kumtor flagship gold mine’s contribution to Kyrgyz economy registers at 9.7% of GDP

bne IntelliNews March 15, 2018

Output from mine operated by subsidiary of Canada’s Centerra Gold moved up by 2% y/y in 2017.