The chances currently look slim that Uzbekistan will offer a hefty payout on an early investment.
Islam Karimov’s successor seemed to hardly pause for breath in his first year as Uzbekistan’s president, delivering effective economic reforms and swiftly purging officials who might stand in his way.
The feared SNB boss, known as Uzbekistan's “last Stalinist politician”, seems to have been purged by the reformist leader who is surrounding himself with allies.
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.
73 journalists remained behind bars in Turkey, according to the CPJ's latest press freedom report, while Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia also got dishonourable mentions.