Progress in US-Taliban peace talks potentially good news for Central Asia

Kanat Shaku in Almaty January 29, 2019

Uzbek, Turkmen efforts have helped bring the militants to the table. Rewards from pipeline, power transmission projects possibly up for grabs.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Reconstructing Dushanbe

Jonathan Melliss of Alaco January 16, 2019

The Tajik capital Dushanbe features pristine streets and gleaming new tower blocks, but the commercial outlook for firms operating there is tricky to say the least.

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Tajikistan

bne IntelliNews December 29, 2018

As Emomali Rahmon attempts to establish dynasty, ailing banking sector, restive region and search for capital trouble poor nation.

Rogun turbine fulfils start of four-decade-old Tajik ‘mega’dream

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 19, 2018

Question mark over whether poor country has funds for other five turbines of project to include world’s tallest dam.