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Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
April 17, 2018

Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek

By Catherine Putz
Friday’s blaze was the third at the market since January.

Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption
February 06, 2018

Kyrgyz Optimistic About Country's Direction and Economy, But Troubled by Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Corruption remains a top problem for Kyrgyzstan, even as citizens are optimistic about the country's direction.
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
January 30, 2018

Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down

By Catherine Putz
While temperatures plummeted in the Kyrgyz capital, anger rose over failures at a power plant modernized three years ago.

Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?
December 01, 2017

Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?

By Dirk van der Kley
Despite concerns, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have, so far, been able to manage debt repayment to China fairly well.

Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017

Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth

By Paolo Sorbello
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?

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.

Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
April 21, 2017

Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
As Kyrgyzstan enters a “nascent economic recovery" it will be vitally important for Bishkek to listen to the people.
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?

Will Kyrgyzstan Leave the Eurasian Economic Union?
August 09, 2016

Will Kyrgyzstan Leave the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Christopher Schwartz
First “Brexit” from the European Union, then “Kyrexit” from the EEU?

Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China
July 14, 2016

Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China

By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Kyrgyzstan is hoping that Chinese funds will secure its domestic political stability.

A ‘Blurry’ Union: Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian Economic Union
February 18, 2016

A ‘Blurry’ Union: Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Six months into EEU membership, a Kyrgyz official says it’s too soon to really talk about the impact.
Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?
January 26, 2016

Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?

By Catherine Putz
Russian-Turkish relations remain strained, but Kyrgyzstan sees opportunity.

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