March 27th, 2015
Copyright show: No EurasiaNet Commentary Russia’s Central Bank has released new data showing drops as steep as 15 percent in the amount of money transferred by individuals to Central Asia in 2014 versus the year before. Much of that cash – no one can say exactly how much – comprises remittances from labor migrants. read moreMarch 9th, 2015
A growing sense of insecurity has been palpable in recent months in Central Asia due both to concerns of a security vacuum in Afghanistan caused by the ending of ISAF operations and the inability of the Afghan National Forces (ANF) to keep the Taliban from increasing its effective control of [...]March 27th, 2015
A three-person crew will blast off to the International Space Station today (March 27), and two of them won't be coming back to Earth for a full year. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka will fly to the station atop a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Central Asia. Kelly and Kornienko will participate in the yearlong ...March 27th, 2015
By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbekistan's authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is certain to extend his 26-year rule in a presidential election on Sunday, a result that is likely to prolong the problems facing the Central Asian country. The 77-year-old ex-communist chief, who tolerates no dissent and has been criticized by Western human rights groups, used a legal loophole to seek five ...March 16th, 2015
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) is exploring options for the sale or wind-down of its corporate and institutional banking operations in central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), a spokeswoman for the bank said on Monday. Under a drastic shrinking of its investment banking operations, RBS said last month it will pull out of 25 countries, while substantially cutting its ...