Eurasia / News

Market weighing up Uzbekneftegaz’s scheduled eurobond

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent November 8, 2021

Rating agencies estimate that major projects to be completed in coming years might increase company’s Ebitda by more than 50% and contribute to the issuer’s deleveraging.

Uzbeks engulfed by worst dust storm in at least 150 years

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent November 8, 2021

Inhabitants of Tashkent struggle to breathe. Critical indicators suddenly showed city as second most polluted in the world.

EBRD lifts emerging Europe forecasts but warns of threats ahead

bne IntelliNews November 4, 2021

The EBRD has increased its 2021 GDP growth projection for the emerging Europe and SEMED regions where it operates to 5.5% after a strong performance in H1.

Nuclear deal talks restart date announced on same day Iran accuses US of interdicting Iranian oil tanker

bne IntelIiNews November 3, 2021

Negotiations to resume in Vienna on November 29. Americans deny interfering with vessel.

Centerra says Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor mine under state management underperformed mine plan by 24%

bne IntelIiNews November 3, 2021

Canadian company also questions absence of operating results since expropriation of mine, who’s is purchasing its gold and where the proceeds are.

Azerbaijan admits more than 100 soldiers were tortured in “Tartar" spy case

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2021

Prosecutor admits spying case is a 'black stain' on the country.

Tajikistan approves Chinese plan to construct security base near Afghan border

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 28, 2021

Dushanbe reportedly has also offered to transfer full control of existing, unacknowledged, base to Beijing. Chinese worried Afghanistan situation could benefit separatist East Turkistan Islamic Movement.

Kazakhstan turning ‘blind eye’ to Chinese corporate polluters – watchdog

Eurasianet October 26, 2021

Government agencies and Kazakh-Chinese companies are using the pandemic to shield themselves from scrutiny.