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Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
April 04, 2017

Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations

By Stanislav Pritchin
25 years after independence, which Central Asian and South Caucasian countries are the best (and worst) places to invest?

External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016

External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies

By Paolo Sorbello
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
April 14, 2016

IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies

By Catherine Putz
The causes are familiar: Russian recession and low oil prices.

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

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat has reportedly halted the sale of foreign currencies amid worries of a devaluation.

Kazakhstan’s Cash Pile
January 01, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Cash Pile

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia’s bad year; anti-terror coalitions and backyards; recommended reads.

Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
October 28, 2015

Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The causes of weakness and instability in the global economy are structural, a new World Bank report says.

Why Is Kazakhstan’s Currency the World’s Most Volatile?
October 07, 2015

Why Is Kazakhstan’s Currency the World’s Most Volatile?

By Casey Michel
Nazarbayev promised there would be “no upheavals” but the global economy had other plans.
What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?
September 16, 2015

What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?

By Casey Michel
The tiger of Ashgabat, if it ever was, is no more.

Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics
July 21, 2015

Turkmenistan Looks to Turn Natural Gas into Plastics

By Catherine Putz
With Japanese and Turkish investment, Ashgabat hopes to make natural gas into something else.

Geoeconomics in Central Asia
July 06, 2015

Geoeconomics in Central Asia

By Michał Romanowski
Infrastructure and transit projects offer new opportunity for the region.

Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
May 11, 2015

Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015

By Catherine Putz
The recovery of the Kazakh economy depends on Russia and China.
Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union
May 01, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Delays Joining the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan doesn't seem as excited as it once was about joining the Russian-led union.

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