Kyrgyz MPs pass amendments permitting Centerra Gold glacier operations

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 20, 2017

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.

Atambayev fuels Kazakh-Kyrgyz border 'fire' with Nazarbayev jibe

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 16, 2017

Kyrgyz president hits out at “aged” Kazakh counterpart Nazarbayev as damage to trade mounts up from spat over Astana's claimed “impertinent” meddling in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on behalf of “their flunky”.

Higher exports and investment push first-half growth in all EBRD countries bar two

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.

Uzbekistan makes top 10 in World Bank’s Doing Business global improvers

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2017

New president’s drive for reform in Central Asia’s most populous country gets boost from climb of 13 places in ranking.

Hopes for Russia-led EEU were “too high” says Kyrgyz president amid diplomatic spat with Astana

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 30, 2017

Dispute between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan over claimed interference of latter in former’s presidential election and subsequent hindering of border trade flows prompts President Atambaev to question merits of Moscow-led trade bloc.