It’s now or never for an Uzbek gas boom

Kanat Shaku in Tashkent May 31, 2019

Tashkent has big ambitions in hydrocarbons, petroleum products, petrochemicals and pipelines. It is opening up to foreign investors. But there are still tensions with remaining elements of the planned economy.

MACRO ADVISORY: Uzbekistan Terraforming: Privatization is the next stage

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory  May 20, 2019

Since the election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev in December 2016, Uzbekistan has been on a fast-track programme to transform what was, for the previous 25 years, a no-go investment zone. Privatisation is the next step.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.

Eurasia’s burgeoning populations to overtake a vanishing population in Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 23, 2019

Central and Eastern Europe faces a demographic catastrophe in the coming decades that will see Central Asia pull ahead of the eastern EU member states in population terms by the end of the century.

Georgia’s leading commercial bank TBC moves into Uzbekistan

Ben Aris in Berlin April 16, 2019

The biggest bank in Georgia TBC is to arrive in Uzbekistan by buying local payment service Payme. It is acquiring a 51% stake for $5.5mn.