Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan president prescribes poison root for COVID-19

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet April 16, 2021

The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.

Kyrgyz court frees ex-PM charged with corruption after he pays $12mn

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 15, 2021

New government allows those found with illegal financial assets to avoid prosecution by surrendering them to Treasury. US embassy has warned about rise of organised crime in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Referendum hands Japarov the super-presidency he craved

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet April 12, 2021

A low turnout may dent the legitimacy of the exercise, however.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.

Perspectives: Turkey and China – can Azerbaijan be the bridge?

Firuza Nahmadova for Eurasianet March 24, 2021

Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

IFC to provide $3mn loan to Kyrgyz broadband operator ElCat

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2021

Loan to Kyrgyzstan’s largest private wholesale broadband operator will boost fibre coverage in underserved areas of the country.

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor’s fate uncertain once more

Chris Rickleton for Eurasianet February 26, 2021

The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.

Buyout bid for KAZ Minerals raised after undervaluation claims

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 4, 2021

Latest offer also does not represent good value for shareholders says investor. If copper price rises further, viability of deal may be harmed.

Kyrgyzstan: As Japarov assumes power, politicised arrests come thick and fast

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet February 4, 2021

Arrests are coming swiftly for opponents of Kyrgyzstan's new president.

Minority investors say GBP1bn-2bn missing from Kaz Minerals buyout offer valuation

Ben Aris in Berlin February 1, 2021

At the end of October the two largest shareholders of Kazakh mining giant Kaz Minerals announced a massive GBP3bn all cash buyout offer to minority shareholders, as they want to take the company private.

Foreign investors banned from future mining projects in Kyrgyzstan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 1, 2021

New president, the populist Sadyr Japarov, was last October busted out of prison where he was serving sentence stemming from kidnapping linked to protests against Canadian-owned Kumtor gold mine.

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