Eurasia / Features

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor’s fate uncertain once more

Chris Rickleton for Eurasianet February 26, 2021

The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.

Emerging Europe strong on women’s economic opportunities but dragged down by low pensions

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 24, 2021

Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.

Copper is the new gold

Ben Aris in Berlin February 24, 2021

Copper prices have been soaring as the post-coronavirus recovery gets under way, pushing up commodity prices, but copper has been supercharged by the digitisation of the global economy and the rise of the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

Lukoil ‘demonstrates worth to Uzbekistan as it takes on hard to recover gas challenge’

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent February 23, 2021

Russian giant, now sixth largest taxpayer in Central Asian country, has stepped up its cooperation with Tashkent.

Mongolia’s pitiless dzud

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbaatar February 20, 2021

The unique weather disaster that leaves herders with a harvest of carcasses.

Petrostates to lose trillions of dollars in revenues amid clean energy push: report

Newsbase February 14, 2021

New “wake-up call” analysis from Carbon Tracker looks at impact of shift towards lower-carbon energy.

Kyrgyzstan: As Japarov assumes power, politicised arrests come thick and fast

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet February 4, 2021

Arrests are coming swiftly for opponents of Kyrgyzstan's new president.

bne IntelliNews OUTLOOK 2021 – index page

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2021

Links to all of bne IntelliNews' OUTLOOK 2021 reports in one place.

OUTLOOK 2021 Iran

bne IntelIiNews January 30, 2021

The Islamic Republic endured three years of economic hell under the weight of Donald Trump’s sanctions. Can Tehran strike a deal with Joe Biden that will unlock its vast trade and investment potential?

Following war with Armenia, Azerbaijan gains control of lucrative gold mines

Ani Mejlumyan and Ulkar Natiqqizi for Eurasianet January 28, 2021

The losses to tax revenues will hit the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh government even harder than Yerevan.