Economy & Business

14 August 2018
Kremlin’s Economic Salvation Plan Takes Shape

More taxes, pension cuts, and a smaller role for private businesses are in store.

13 August 2018
Caspian Agreement May Trigger Cascade of Energy Projects

After decades of wrangling, the five Caspian states appear ready to cooperate. From Eurasianet.

By Peter Leonard
9 August 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s North-South Road to Corruption

A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption. From openDemocracy.

By Satina Aidar
8 August 2018
U.S. Sanctions on Iran May Not Endanger Key Pipeline from Azerbaijan

Trump signs a waiver to avoid harming European energy independence from Russia, while Bulgaria hopes to woo Moscow and become part of the TurkStream pipeline.

3 August 2018
Moldovan Lawmakers ‘Legalize Theft’
A new Moldovan law meant to ease the tax burden on the poor and stem the shadow economy is meeting sharp criticism both at home and abroad.
1 August 2018
Construction of Croatian Bridge Launches as Some Bosnians Fume

Long-running spat erupts again as initial work begins.

17 July 2018
A Free-ish Market in Uzbekistan Premium

A change of name at the country’s biggest trade center symbolizes a new way of doing business in Central Asia’s most populous country.



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