Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: As net tightens around Matraimov, Japarov is clearing field of viable threats

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet March 1, 2024

All the corrupt former customs chief's one-time allies are scrambling to disavow him.

Kyrgyzstan: Where are all the autos going?

Eurasianet February 27, 2024

Country’s balance of trade heavily favours imports over exports.

World Bank agrees Afghanistan CASA-1000 power project restart amid neighbouring nations’ “stranded asset” fears

bne IntelliNews February 25, 2024

Attempts to attract private financing get nowhere. International financing institution says work resumption will be “ring-fenced” to safeguard construction payments and future revenue.

“Unbelievable but true” data show UK firms equipping Russia’s war machine

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2024

Kremlin is end-customer for surging flows of British exports to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia, new analysis indicates.

Uzbekistan plans $500mn investment to boost Russian gas imports

Eurasianet February 22, 2024

Domestic production is declining as existing fields become exhausted.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

Critics warn clock ticking on efforts to stop Putin-style crackdown on civil society in Kyrgyzstan

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Bill taking aim at “foreign” NGOs clears another hurdle in parliament loyal to Japarov regime.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

PANNIER: There’s 21st century "gold" in them thar Central Asian hills

Bruce Pannier February 22, 2024

Poor nations Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan hoping for a critical raw materials bonanza.

ECA50 releases its debut regional frontier equity index of the 50 largest publicly traded companies

ECA50 February 20, 2024

ECA50 Plc developed its debut regional equity index of the 50 largest public companies in the frontier Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

Perspectives | Clock is ticking as Central Asia confronts water calamity

Sanat Kushkumbayev for Eurasianet February 19, 2024

Stakeholders need to collaborate, tackle waste and address the elephant in the room: Afghanistan.

PANNIER: Response to Bishkek thermal power plant explosion lifts lid on Central Asia relations

Bruce Pannier February 6, 2024

And what’s seen is quite encouraging.

The EU joins the global transport competition, proposes a Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor

Ben Aris in Berlin February 6, 2024

The global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, rising tensions between China and the West and the increasingly fractured world has forced the global economy to remake its major transport routes. Now the EU is getting in on the game.

Corruption Perception Index “paints troubling picture” of Central Asia

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Though Uzbekistan is hailed as a “significant improver”, Transparency International says region as a whole struggling with “dysfunctional rule of law, rising authoritarianism and systemic corruption”.

China shaping Central Asia into auto export hub

Eurasianet January 30, 2024

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hopes that a new BYD plant in his country will before long be able to produce 300,000 cars per year.

Kyrgyzstan: Once all-powerful Matraimov wanted for arrest

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet January 29, 2024

The news opens a new chapter in the ruling regime’s campaign to wrest all the levers of control in the country from shadowy, behind-the-scenes operators.

Report urges US to step up push for big share of Central Asia’s rare earths prize

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2024

Americans should make their move before China looks to corner sector, experts say. The soft heavy metals are important to the green energy revolution and some latest weapons systems.

OUTLOOK 2024 Small Stans

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2024

A third year beckons in which, with Russia distracted by its war in Ukraine, the other major powers will compete to build up influence and economic opportunities in Central Asia.

Almaty shaken by shockwaves of 7-magnitude earthquake

bne IntelIiNews January 22, 2024

Residents flee houses, gather outside in cold weather in pyjamas. Quake centred on Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang, China border region.

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