Tajikistan

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.

CEE monthly bond wrap: dead as a Dodo

bne IntelliNews June 6, 2018

Bond markets in Eastern Europe were as dead as the proverbial Dodo in May, continuing the slowdown already seen after the US imposed new sanctions on Russia in April.

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.

Saudi fund lines up 51% of troubled Tajik bank amid anti-Iran rhetoric

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 16, 2018

Deal in principle for Tojiksodirotbank stake may be part of an attempt to drive a wedge between Dushanbe and Tehran by the Iranians’ arch-rival.

Political hostility to journalists intensifies from Central Europe to Eurasia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.

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