Brighter days ahead: The economic bounce back in 2021

Ben Aris in Berlin December 2, 2020

2020 has been one of the worst years in living memory. Worse than 2008. But the global economy should bounce back in 2021 as the pandemic fades thanks to the new vaccines

Attack of the Debt Tsunami: global debt soars to a new all-time high

Ben Aris n Berlin November 19, 2020

The coronacrisis has sent already record-high levels of global debt soaring to giddying new levels, reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in a note released on November 18.

China business briefing: Not happy with Kyrgyzstan

Niva Yau for Eurasianet November 6, 2020

Beijing keeps its cool when admonishing wayward satrapies. It has perfected the cold shoulder.

Uzbekistan unveils extensive privatisation programme

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent October 29, 2020

Includes 32 of largest state companies, such as Uzbekneftegaz, gold and uranium miner Navoi Mining, Uzbekistan Airways, Uzbekistan Railways and Uzauto Motors.

Engineering company ‘now paying back wages’ after thousands of Uzbek workers storm and ransack admin building

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent October 23, 2020

Anger and frustration reportedly spilled over when jammed door meant no access to work site cafeteria.