The share price of Uzbek insurance company Universal Sugurta rose 200,000% in the first two months of this year, only to collapse again in March. It looks like a classic "pump and dump" play, but for the nascent market that's probably a good thing.
The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.
Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.
Getting an IKEA store is a good guide to how developed a country is. And the Swedish furniture store has an uncanny knack for opening their yellow and blue stores exactly at the beginning of a country's rapid growth phase.
Climate change, farming and a lack of cooperation risk another Aral Sea disaster.
The president gets another title, ignores soaring food prices, starts a charity, and pens a ditty to his favourite city. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.
Takeover of Irish exploration company Arkle Resources would provide molybdenum miner with AIM listing.
Capital markets take war, the pandemic and political unrest in stride. The second in a two-part series.
The president makes an unprecedented admission: Turkmenistan is deep in the red.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Creating income streams for herders and moving Mongolia up the value chain, one cheese at a time.
Despite the COVID crunch, Uzbekistan’s borrowing has blossomed. Tajikistan appears headed for trouble.
Emerging Europe has a growing number of female politicians taking a stand against corruption and authoritarianism.
The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.
Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.
Copper prices have been soaring as the post-coronavirus recovery gets under way, pushing up commodity prices, but copper has been supercharged by the digitisation of the global economy and the rise of the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Russian giant, now sixth largest taxpayer in Central Asian country, has stepped up its cooperation with Tashkent.
The unique weather disaster that leaves herders with a harvest of carcasses.
New “wake-up call” analysis from Carbon Tracker looks at impact of shift towards lower-carbon energy.