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.

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.