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Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Reach Agreement to Split After Kumtor Gold Mine Mess
April 04, 2022

Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Reach Agreement to Split After Kumtor Gold Mine Mess

By Catherine Putz
If implemented, the agreement would see the Canadian mining firm exit Kyrgyzstan after a tumultuous 20 years and Bishkek assume responsibility for the mine.

Are Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Nearing a Deal to Split For Good?
March 30, 2022

Are Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Nearing a Deal to Split For Good?

By Catherine Putz
Nothing is set in stone, but Kyrgyzstan and Centerra Gold may be nearing the end of their long relationship. 
Kyrgyzstan and Centerra in Talks for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution Over Kumtor
January 07, 2022

Kyrgyzstan and Centerra in Talks for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution Over Kumtor

By Catherine Putz
The Canadian mining firm confirmed that it is in discussions with Bishkek over the fate of the mine.

Have Kumtor’s Revenues Fallen Since Government Seizure?
December 21, 2021

Have Kumtor’s Revenues Fallen Since Government Seizure?

By Catherine Putz
Kumtor update: revenues are down, Kyrgyzstan is suing Centerra, and Akayev is off the hook.

Centerra Says Kumtor’s Gold Output Down
November 03, 2021

Centerra Says Kumtor’s Gold Output Down

By Catherine Putz
The critical Kyrgyz gold mine, according to its ousted Canadian owners, is apparently pouring less gold than planned. 

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia
August 10, 2021

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s first president admitted to making mistakes regarding the mine.

Kyrgyzstan’s First Ousted President Returns to Cooperate With Kumtor Investigation
August 03, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s First Ousted President Returns to Cooperate With Kumtor Investigation

By Catherine Putz
After 16 years, Askar Akayev returned to Kyrgyzstan in connection with the Kyrgyz state’s growing case against the Canadian mining company Centerra Gold.
Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters
July 09, 2021

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters

By Catherine Putz
The fight for control over Kyrgyzstan's single most valuable asset has devolved into ugly public recriminations.

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine
May 17, 2021

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Paolo Sorbello
After “meritless” tax and environmental claims and a new law threatening the ownership of the mine, the Canadian investor has escalated the dispute. 

Kyrgyzstan: Caught in a Web of International Investment Agreements
August 03, 2017

Kyrgyzstan: Caught in a Web of International Investment Agreements

By Ryskeldi Satke
Corruption has not only limited FDI into Kyrgyzstan, but forced the country to accept unfavorable treaty terms.
Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress
April 14, 2017

Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress

By Bolor Lkhaajav
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.

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