Erdogan won’t bow to call for Turkish lockdown. Berdimuhamedov ‘s cult of personality is founded on “health and happiness”. The pandemic is taboo.
Development bank looks at the resilience of states in the region to falling commodity prices, value chain disruption, declines in tourism and domestic disruption.
Plainclothes agents in capital of authoritarian state reportedly nabbing people uttering the word “coronavirus”.
Officials do not explain why they are imposing such stringent internal restrictions if Turkmenistan is, as they insist, genuinely coronavirus-free.
Fitch Ratings has cut its short and medium-term oil and natural gas price assumptions in expectation of very large market oversupply in 2020.
Coronavirus inroads in Central Asia starting to become clear. But so far it’s economic fallout from outbreak’s impact on China that is most apparent.