Chinese loans hike risk of debt distress in Central Asia

bne IntelliNews March 5, 2018

Loans taken out under One Belt One Road initiative will force up debt levels in vulnerable countries, says Center for Global Development.

Tajik lawmakers pave way for Rahmon dynasty

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 8, 2018

Lower chamber of parliament approves election law amendments that will allow Emomali Rahmon’s still-young son to succeed his father as president.

Tajik energy minister confirms work resumed on Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2018

China was previously thought to have given up on the mega-project when work was temporarily suspended and construction of the Uzbek section was postponed indefinitely.

EBRD posts another record lending year after boycotting Russia, spreading wings

bne IntelliNews January 18, 2018

Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.

Iran's Chabahar Port extension opens export door to Afghanistan, Central Asia for India

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2017

Joint Iranian and Indian investment triples capacity of Iran's only oceanic port as India looks to bypass Pakistan with new trading routes.