Archive for the ‘Kyrgyzstan’ Category

Kyrgyzstan: China Not Taking Over Largest Iron Mine

Via Energy Daily, a report that Kyrgyzstan will not transfer control over its largest iron mine to China: Kyrgyzstan has denied that it wants to transfer control of its largest iron mine to neighbouring China, following claims that it would do so to pay off debt to Beijing. China has been reinforcing its presence in […]

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Railing Central Asia Into The World Economy

Via The Geopolitics, commentary on the potential that railway linkages offer Central Asia: If there is one key to unlocking the doors of any economy, it is certainly a railway. Since its invention and construction between Manchester and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, railways have dramatically boosted trade, which is why they also played high […]

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Gold, Conflict and Liberty in Kyrgyzstan

Via Emerging Europe, a detailed look at Kyrgyzstan: Currently enjoying the highest economic growth of any country in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is a failed state no more. ‘Tell investors we’re coming’, says the country’s former ambassador to the UK Edil Baisalov.  Edil Baisalov spent years fighting for democracy in Kyrgyzstan […]

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Central Asia’s Economic Prospects in 2023

Via The Diplomat, a look at Central Asia’s economic prospects in the year ahead: The World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report warns of a sharp downturn, with the clouds of a possible recession gathering amid high inflation and interest rates, sluggish investment, and the reverberations of the Russian war in Ukraine. According to the World Bank’s […]

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A Resilient Kyrgyz Economy

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on the resiliency of Kyrgyzstan’s economy: The Kyrgyz economy has shown resilience to the spillovers from the war in Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement at the end of its official staff visit to Kyrgyzstan on December 2. The country’s real GDP grew by […]

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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: The Poorest Countries in Central Asia

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and how they are faring in the geopolitical void engulfing Central Asia at present: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are probably the most dependent on Russia of all the Central Asian states. Some 1.1 million migrant laborers from Kyrgyzstan and 1.6 million from Tajikistan worked abroad in 2021, most in Russia. According to […]

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