Eurasia / Opinion

Erdogan officials bring in more irregular measures to defend Turkish markets after US presses Iran sanctions-busting Halkbank charges

Will Conroy in Prague October 16, 2019

From out of nowhere oil revenues laundering case is back to haunt Turkey’s strongman. Officials act to stop shorting of lira and banking shares.

TASHKENT BLOG: Uzbekistan reforms are real, can they sustain them?

Eric Hontz Senior Program Officer Europe and Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Tashkent October 10, 2019

Uzbekistan has been on the radar of frontier market investors since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev began a large scale economic reform program nearly three years ago. But the easy stuff has already been done. It gets harder from here on in.

The Eurasian Union meets Velvet Revolution in Armenia

Eurasianet October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian managed a delicate balancing act while hosting his authoritarian allies in Yerevan.

Putting concerns about Georgian FDI in context

Eurasianet September 20, 2019

When a major infrastructure project ends, aggregate foreign investment can drop. That doesn’t mean the economy is heading south. Flows of foreign direct investment into Georgia have fallen 54% but that's ok

NEWSBASE: The attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure are the oil industry's 9/11

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

The attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure could turn out to be the oil industry’s 9/11. Reacting to the news, JP Morgan said: “Clearly oil assets have been massively mispriced. The assumption that production facilities are secure is wrong."