Rogun turbine fulfils start of four-decade-old Tajik ‘mega’dream

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 19, 2018

Question mark over whether poor country has funds for other five turbines of project to include world’s tallest dam.

Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 19, 2018

Exotic destinations in Central Asia and the Caucasus saw the region’s sharpest increase in tourist spend in the last seven years, a report from the WNWTO shows.

Turkish, Russian devaluations are spilling over into Central Asia and the Caucuses

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2018

The Turkish currency crisis is not expected to cause contagion in other emerging markets but it has hurt the currencies of its regional neighbours where it plays a more important role via trade, banking and investment links.

Brutal terrorist attack in Tajikistan savage blow to fledgling tourism industry efforts

bne IntelliNews August 1, 2018

Officials who declared 2018 a Year of Tourism will be horror-struck by apparent IS ambush in nation’s celebrated “Roof of the World” region.

US to tolerate India’s Iran trade corridor but demands end to oil imports

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2018

Nikki Haley tries to arrange quid pro quo on visit to New Delhi but it is not clear PM Narendra Modi will budge on Iranian crude shipments.