Kazakh, Uzbek and Tajik currencies slide to new lows. Pressures include over-dependence on Russian economy and US-China trade war impacts. Oil price weakness hurts Kazakhstan.
Russia is not a growing market for international banking and capital market business at present. That's why people like to look for business and deal opportunities in smaller regional markets in the CIS region.
Tehran open to negotiations to give poorest Central Asian nation and Persian-speaking ‘cousin’ route for commerce through facility shielded from US sanctions given its importance to Afghanistan.
Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year
Central and Eastern Europe faces a demographic catastrophe in the coming decades that will see Central Asia pull ahead of the eastern EU member states in population terms by the end of the century.