After their sitting moribund for two and half decades, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has just launched a major reform of the Uzbek capital markets that could transform financing in the republic.
The number of media outlets has expanded after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called for the press to play a more prominent role in society, but old habits die hard after a prominent blogger was arrested after he exposed a price-fixing scam.
The EU says there are few hurdles left to clear but human rights groups say Uzbekistan will need much closer monitoring.
Copper prices are approaching their all-time high as investors flood into the market for the red/green metal.
A decision over oil production levels and prices looks to have been delayed for a month following the OPEC+ meeting, between OPEC’s 13 members and 10 other non-OPEC countries, on March 4.
Privatisation efforts in Uzbekistan are moving to a practical level. The newly appointed State Asset Management Agency head has started to implement the presidential decree on privatisation with a new zeal.
It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.
The current political crisis reveals how detached Georgia's political elites have become from the demands of ordinary people.
The news from Georgia over the past few days has been depressing. Headlines like, “Georgian opposition leader arrested” and, “opposition HQ stormed” evoke the sort of post-Soviet authoritarianism Georgia wants to put behind itself
Beijing is forcing China’s Mongolians to become Han Chinese. The Chinese Communist Party is suppressing their language, religion and culture.
What next in Georgia following the turmoil in recent days that has seen the PM quit, the leader of the opposition grabbed by security forces and Irakli Garibashvili, who is refusing to hold a snap election, made the new head of government?
There seems to be no stopping oil prices, with ICE Brent now trading well above $60/bbl. Clearly OPEC+ cuts are doing their job, while global recovery hopes are playing a big part. Will the oil price keep rising?
Mayor Emomali says city hall spent $1.14mn on bus stops.
China will play a decisive role in anointing Central Asia’s leader.
Update marks a shallower contraction and an upward revision for 2021 growth thanks to vaccines and stimulus support.
The Mongolian PM's resignation was a stirring illustration of public accountability and shows why the country is proud of its democracy, according to Antonio Graceffo.