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External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
April 14, 2016
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
The causes are familiar: Russian recession and low oil prices.
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
January 15, 2016
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat has reportedly halted the sale of foreign currencies amid worries of a devaluation.
Don’t Try to Exchange Your Manats for Dollars in Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan’s Cash Pile
January 01, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Cash Pile
Central Asia’s bad year; anti-terror coalitions and backyards; recommended reads.
Kazakhstan’s Cash Pile
Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
October 28, 2015
Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
The causes of weakness and instability in the global economy are structural, a new World Bank report says.
Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
Why Is Kazakhstan’s Currency the World’s Most Volatile?
October 07, 2015
Why Is Kazakhstan’s Currency the World’s Most Volatile?
Nazarbayev promised there would be “no upheavals” but the global economy had other plans.
Why Is Kazakhstan’s Currency the World’s Most Volatile?
What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?
September 16, 2015
What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?
The tiger of Ashgabat, if it ever was, is no more.
What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
July 21, 2015
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
With Japanese and Turkish investment, Ashgabat hopes to make natural gas into something else.
Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
July 06, 2015
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Infrastructure and transit projects offer new opportunity for the region.
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
May 11, 2015
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
The recovery of the Kazakh economy depends on Russia and China.
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
May 01, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
Kyrgyzstan doesn't seem as excited as it once was about joining the Russian-led union.
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
November 07, 2014
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
The sanctions on Russia continue to have significant repercussions for its neighbors.
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
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