One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

Russian telecom major MTS packing up its kit, exiting Turkmenistan

Ben Aris in Berlin January 2, 2019

Leading Russian telecoms company Mobile TeleSystems is dismantling its equipment and pulling out of Turkmenistan after the government cut off its services yet again in a dispute over profit sharing.

OUTLOOK 2019 Turkmenistan

bne IntelliNews December 23, 2018

Turkmenistan remains an economic basket case but in Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at least its people have a president who regularly takes to the stage for a sing-song to cheer them up.

US opts not to sanction Iran’s Chabahar port after Indian, Afghan pressure

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2018

New Delhi is developing facility to open up trade corridor that bypasses Pakistan. Project will open gateways into Central Asia via Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Russia to restart importing Turkmen gas after three years

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2018

Turkmenistan, hit by a financial crisis that has even led to passport-based bread rationing, will hope for major revenues.