Tajikistan

Central Asia’s electricity network – underpowered and fragmented

Ben Aris in Berlin October 21, 2019

Power planners were left with major headaches when the demise of the Soviet Union caused all Central Asian Power System (CAPS) member states to scramble to remake their grids along national lines. However, pan-region ideas are now back in fashion.

Tajikistan’s massive Rogun hydropower dam: a blessing or a curse?

Ben Aris in Berlin October 18, 2019

Poorest Central Asian nation Tajikistan is in danger of defaulting on its first ever Eurobond as the construction of the giant Rogun hydropower dam gobbles up scarce resources.

Central Asian currencies track ruble in hitting slippery slope

bne IntelliNews August 28, 2019

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.

Stagnation in Russia: how many opportunities are there for international (investment) banks in the rest of the CIS region?

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna August 28, 2019

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.

Landlocked Tajikistan pursues trade shipment access to Iran’s only oceanic port

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

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.

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