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Entrepreneurs from Uzbekistan and China agreed to push ahead with $25bn worth of projects on the sidelines of a business forum in China. Some 41 documents aimed at deepening cooperation between ...
Part of the reason the NDB was set up is that the inflow of investment to the emerging world has underperformed in the last few decades and the investment needs remain enormous.
Almost no foreign dignitaries travelled to Moscow to stand next to President Vladimir Putin on the podium to watch the annual May 9 victory parade. But Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was one ...
A post-Putin Russia will be a land of blood, toil, tears and sweat, but not of victory or a future. “Après nous, le déluge!” said Madame Pompadour, commenting on problems inherited from Louis XIV that led to the French Revolution.
Orban's hosting of the Conservative Political Action Conference for the second time in two years demonstrates how his electoral successes have made him a role model among right-wing populists in Europe and the United States.
Russia reported record low poverty rates at the end of 2022, with the number of people living below the poverty line falling to 14.3mn, or 9.8% of the population, according to RosStat data.
The winds of change are blowing strong in Uzbekistan as President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced a series of sweeping reforms aimed at opening up the country's economy and attracting foreign investment with emphasis on green energy.
A panhandling president is unaccountable to his Western benefactors.
Talk of peace plans is back in the news after China’s President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a “long and meaningful” telephone call on April 26. But a workable formula still seems a long way off.
World Bank says reforms are needed to prepare the region for future shocks as growth is set to moderate this year.
At the end of April Uzbekistan will amend its constitution, which President Mirziyoyev says is necessary to create a “new Uzbekistan”, and the government claims the changes will benefit the individual citizen.
Those who can leave to take a chance abroad, often do. Amid the cost-of-living crunch, things just don’t add up.
The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine has had profound impacts on development and poverty alleviation in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region of the World Bank, the international ...
This time last year Mongolia faced a difficult future, with a high risk of debt default. The country’s main trade partner, China, had mostly closed its borders and reduced imports of coal and copper. Now its doing well thanks to the seven Cs.
With the attention of economists and financial analysts absorbed by the banking crisis, other clouds on the horizon are being neglected. I see sovereign default in emerging markets as one of those risks.
Every unhappy country is unhappy in its own way.
The Russian invasion has caused a poverty crisis in Ukraine and the most vulnerable citizens are struggling with basic necessities, particularly food.
If promises are fulfilled, big gains for public purse and industries such as electric vehicles and renewable energy will be seen.
Farmland and pastures across the region are far less productive after decades of monocropping.