Eurasia / Features

Armenia drafts big, “revolutionary” budget

Ani Mejlumyan for Eurasianet December 10, 2019

The new budget would substantially increase tax revenues and expenditures, but the government’s macroeconomic projections have been received skeptically.

Perspectives | Uzbekistan internationalises legal landscape to entice foreign investors

Matthew Fisher & Robert Garden for Eurasianet December 6, 2019

Two lawyers examine Uzbekistan’s plans to lure investors by using English law.

AFC Capital: Uzbekistan’s capital markets at tipping point

Scott Osheroff in Singapore December 3, 2019

CMDA announces short-listing of 20 companies for IPO/SPO through Tashkent Stock Exchange.

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions 2020

Daniel Rad December 3, 2019

What are the odds on China, Iran and Russia creating a new world currency? On Moscow slashing oil production? And on Hungary making a ‘Huxit’ while Trump gets an election hammering?

A new era of expansion and competition in Uzbekistan’s retail sector

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 28, 2019

Local retail champions are expanding aggressively in the face of competition from international players attracted by the opening up of Uzbekistan’s economy.

Uzbekistan to return to the heart of regional trading networks

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 25, 2019

Uzbekistan’s trade and FDI have soared after the reforms of the last three years. Deputy Investment and Foreign Trade Minister Laziz Kudratov outlines the next steps as Tashkent aims for WTO membership and a revival of Central Asian transport links.

Tajikistan keeps budget afloat on $1.1bn bed of debt

Kamila Ibragimova of Eurasianet November 22, 2019

The plan is to raise the credit on preferential terms.

Privatisation wave to propel Uzbekistan’s capital markets overhaul

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 22, 2019

Uzbekistan is preparing state-owned companies for privatisation in tandem with drawing up plans for a new strategy to revitalise the domestic capital markets.