CONFERENCE CALL: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov hits the road to woo investors

Mark van Loon in Milan November 8, 2019

The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was in Italy this week for an Italian – Turkmenistan business forum took in Milan on October 7, to woo investors and diversify the economy

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Central Asia’s electricity network – underpowered and fragmented

Ben Aris in Berlin October 21, 2019

Power planners were left with major headaches when the demise of the Soviet Union caused all Central Asian Power System (CAPS) member states to scramble to remake their grids along national lines. However, pan-region ideas are now back in fashion.

Turkmenistan: Echo chambers

Eurasianet October 4, 2019

For a leader so uninterested in representative government, Berdimuhamedov has done a lot of fiddling with the legislative branch.

Turkmenistan is suffering an economic crisis of its own making

Sam Bhutia for Eurasianet September 8, 2019

Turkmenistan is tremendously rich in natural resources, with around 10% of the world’s total gas reserves. Yet thanks to the bizarre behaviour of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the economy is on the verge of a crisis