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

Stagnation in Russia: how many opportunities are there for international (investment) banks in the rest of the CIS region?

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna August 28, 2019

Russia is not a growing market for international banking and capital market business at present. That's why people like to look for business and deal opportunities in smaller regional markets in the CIS region.

Turkmen police ‘detaining people standing in ATM queues amid cash shortages’

bne IntelliNews August 28, 2019

Move reported after autocrat Berdimuhamedov criticised cash machine lines. Citizens of country facing economic crisis often even have to spend night hours queuing up to access money.

Reports of Turkmen president’s death prove greatly exaggerated

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2019

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, appearing in good health, gives speech at Caspian Economic Forum.