OUTLOOK 2020 Kyrgyzstan

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2020

Recovered gold output to keep GDP growth at 4%. Russia's economic fate, anaemic job creation, stagnating poverty reduction and climate change are worries. No sign of political war between camps of president and on-trial predecessor flaring up again.

How economic growth in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan masks the plight of their poorest

Sam Bhutia for Eurasianet December 18, 2019

Despite posting solid real GDP growth rates over the past decade, poverty reduction has stagnated in Central Asia’s most vulnerable economies.

Russia accounts for 97% of the trade in the EEU

Sam Bhutia of Eurasianet October 23, 2019

Russia dominates the trade within the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). In 2018 trade with Russia accounted for 96.9% of all trade within the Eurasian Union; trade among the four smaller countries accounted for the remaining 3.1%.

Central Asia’s electricity network – underpowered and fragmented

Ben Aris in Berlin October 21, 2019

Power planners were left with major headaches when the demise of the Soviet Union caused all Central Asian Power System (CAPS) member states to scramble to remake their grids along national lines. However, pan-region ideas are now back in fashion.

The Eurasian Union meets Velvet Revolution in Armenia

Eurasianet October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian managed a delicate balancing act while hosting his authoritarian allies in Yerevan.