Turkmenistan: Unjust deserts

Akhal-Teke. Eurasianet March 25, 2020

Officials do not explain why they are imposing such stringent internal restrictions if Turkmenistan is, as they insist, genuinely coronavirus-free.

Fitch cuts oil price outlook for 2020 from 62.5/bbl to $41/bbl on global recession fears

Ben Aris in Berlin March 24, 2020

Fitch Ratings has cut its short and medium-term oil and natural gas price assumptions in expectation of very large market oversupply in 2020.

Kazakhstan declares first COVID-19 infections while Turkmenistan cuts FX access in face of pandemic

bne IntelIiNews March 13, 2020

Coronavirus inroads in Central Asia starting to become clear. But so far it’s economic fallout from outbreak’s impact on China that is most apparent.

Draft Turkmen bill on reforming parliament may pave way for presidential succession

bne IntelliNews February 25, 2020

The move came amid ongoing rumours about President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s alleged health issues and his efforts to groom his son, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who is currently a lawmaker, as his successor.

Work on Afghan stretch of Turkmenistan to India gas pipeline faces additional 6-month delay

Kanat Shaku in Almaty January 28, 2020

TAPI project, also to traverse Pakistan, is going nowhere fast. Claims that Turkmen section is complete seen as highly dubious.