Uzbek court frees leading dissident journalist in surprise ruling

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2018

Tashkent city court on May 7 released jailed Bobomurod Abdullayev, 44, in a surprising turn of events. However, he was still found guilty, but only on the milder charge of calling for unconstitutional reforms.

Uzbekistan awaits president’s green light for international bond debut

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 3, 2018

Issue could be worth up to $1bn but with appetite for emerging market debt cooling Tashkent may have missed its window.

Political hostility to journalists intensifies from Central Europe to Eurasia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.

Uzbekistan plans to join $10bn Turkmenistan-led TAPI gas pipeline project

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 24, 2018

Turkmenistan has committed to covering 85% of the project’s costs and Uzbekistan’s support would bring some welcome relief given Ashgabat’s current financial woes.

COMMENT: The jury is out on Uzbekistan's lure as the next investors' darling

Tomas Motl of OG Research March 15, 2018

The chances currently look slim that Uzbekistan will offer a hefty payout on an early investment.