Kyrgyz voters back constitutional amendments in referendum

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2016

Opponents say the move is aimed at getting President Almazbek Atambayev into the prime minister’s post when his term ends.

CENTRAL ASIAN BLOG: Launch of Rogun dam project is leap in the dark

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 14, 2016

Uzbek silence over the Tajik dam project since Karimov's death does not mean it has dropped its opposition.

Turkey and Russia fall sharply in World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2016

Turkey is at the bottom of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016 but only just above Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

CEE/CIS BANK SURVEY 2016: Foreign players look for niches after market bottoms out

Robert Anderson in Prague November 7, 2016

With tighter regulatory rules looming, life is not going to get any easier for the region’s banks.

CENTRAL ASIAN BLOG: Atambayev’s constitutional gamble exposes Kyrgyzstan’s divisions

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 4, 2016

President Almazbek Atambayev’s plan to hold a national referendum to strengthen the prime minister's role threatens to destabilise the country.

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