In Tajikistan, tens of thousands of people are not paid for months. Authorities talk about the crisis and lack of funds. (more…)
Economists predict global economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kazakhstan, an oil-producing country with a non-diversified economy will be adversely affected.
“Working with China would help Central Asia to weather the crisis and identify a new economic growth point, but it would take a more rigorous policy on the eastern neighbor”, Anton Bugaenko, a sinologist and chief expert of the Chinese and Asian studies program at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, notes in his article just for CABAR.asia (more…)
On the 22nd of April, the Office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia and CABAR.asia hosted a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic and it impact on the Chinese BRI in Central Asia, with a particular focus on how the virus might affect the project’s implementation. (more…)
“The Kyrgyz government is yet to provide a plan to effectively mitigate the impact of the global financial crisis,” notes analyst Konstantin Larionov in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)