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Kyrgyzstan economy

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Construction to Begin in October, Kyrgyz President Says

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Construction to Begin in October, Kyrgyz President Says

By Catherine Putz
Sadyr Japarov reportedly said the railway will make Kyrgyzstan “a transit country for the world.” But the project is an enormous undertaking with unclear financing. 

Amid Protests, Kyrgyzstan Delays New Tax Regulations

Amid Protests, Kyrgyzstan Delays New Tax Regulations

By Catherine Putz
But President Sadyr Japarov has also made clear that change -- and cash registers -- are coming to the country's bazaars one way or another. 
Economic Resilience in Central Asia Amid Russian War in Ukraine

Economic Resilience in Central Asia Amid Russian War in Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
On the back of high remittances and oil and gas revenues, the outlook for Central Asia’s economies has improved. But it’s not all good news.

Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra

Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra

By Catherine Putz
The contentious saga of Kumtor Gold Mine is one step closer to completion.

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

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.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?

How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?

By Catherine Putz
The January 2021 World Bank Global Economic Prospects report is out, heralding a “subdued” recovery for the world. How fares Central Asia?

Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek

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

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

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?

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

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

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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