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Kumtor Gold Mine

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. 

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle
October 13, 2021

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle

By Catherine Putz
Japarov selected another Japarov (no relation) to head the new Cabinet of Ministers.
The Price of Gold: Kyrgyzstan’s Showdown With Western Investors
September 24, 2021

The Price of Gold: Kyrgyzstan’s Showdown With Western Investors

By Gabriel Gavin
A row over the Kumtor mine, featuring corruption and environmental catastrophe, threaten Kyrgyzstan’s ability to attract investment.

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.

Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained
August 03, 2021

Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained

By Catherine Putz
With another former prime minister arrested, the Kumtor case grows. Meanwhile, some have been released and others kept in custody.

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. 

Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry
March 05, 2020

Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry

By Catherine Putz
A former Kyrgyz lawmaker has been detained after a rally in support of a different jailed former parliamentarian went awry this past weekend.

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
August 07, 2019

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
A brawl erupted between locals and Chinese workers, sending 20 to the hospital.
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.

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