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.

Bread sellers demand passports as Turkmenistan’s economic crisis goes from bad to worse

Kanat Shaku in Almaty June 18, 2018

Remote nation’s economy has long been known as a basket case but with observers now placing it on “hyperinflation watch” the situation is beyond dire.

Eurasian commodities exporters at risk from China deleveraging

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 6, 2018

Rating agency Fitch forecasts Beijing's deleveraging efforts will slow Chinese GDP growth, with a negative impact on countries that supply the Asian economic giant with raw materials.

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.

Three-day Aral Sea salt storm hits Uzbek and Turkmen agriculture

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2018

Tempest sucks up dried-out parts of the former water mass, poisons crops and hits livestock herds.