EBRD reveals CEE/Eurasia economies’ vulnerability to external shocks amid coronavirus crisis

bne IntelIiNews April 1, 2020

Development bank looks at the resilience of states in the region to falling commodity prices, value chain disruption, declines in tourism and domestic disruption.

CEE/CIS populations believe in gender equality in education but not in business or politics

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2020

More than 100 years since International Women’s Day was declared a national holiday in post-revolutionary Russia, a new survey from the UNDP reveals gender bias is still widespread across the region.

Kyrgyzstan scraps Chinese logistics centre investment after mass protests

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2020

Successful demonstration shows suspicions over who benefits from Chinese investment in Central Asia have not been allayed and relays more anger over Muslims including ethnic-Kyrgyz held in Beijing’s “re-education camps”.

Afghanistan launches works on Central Asia-led CASA-1000 power transmission project

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2020

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on February 6 announced the official launch of works on the Afghan stretch of the Tajik and Kyrgyz-led CASA-1000 electricity transmission project, Afghanistan’s TOLOnews reported.

OUTLOOK 2020 Kyrgyzstan

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2020

Recovered gold output to keep GDP growth at 4%. Russia's economic fate, anaemic job creation, stagnating poverty reduction and climate change are worries. No sign of political war between camps of president and on-trial predecessor flaring up again.