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  • Monochrome: Iranian bomb and Rembrandt

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IranRussia...Industries: Banking & FinanceAgribusiness...
    The government of Uzbekistan plans to hand over 300,000 hectares of land to private businesses, expecting them to increase yields.
  • Monochrome: Kazatomprom now listing in London

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: ChinaIndia...Industries: Minerals & ResourcesOil & Gas...
    The EBRD has published its Regional Economic Prospects report, predicting an ebb in Central Asian growth.
  • Monochrome: Some news and one very important one

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: ChinaKyrgyzstan...Industries: Oil & GasBanking & Finance...
    There's a piece of news we find far more important than all the visits, pipelines, satellites, and billion-dollar contracts, but we'll try to build suspense first.
  • Monochrome: World is blazing, both literally and figuratively

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: AzerbaijanIran...Industries: All
    The US has reimposed trade sanctions on Iran, barring it from buying US dollars and trading gold, metal and cars with the outside world. The rial is down to half its previous worth; prices are up by half their previous worth; and the political elites are fuming.
  • Monochrome: A lot of planning activity

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: ChinaIran...Industries: Oil & GasClean Energy...
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Uzbekistan advised the government to raise utility prices, lest service providers end up at a loss from all the purchasing they’ve been doing. The rise might come at a cost, and authorities are advised to soften the blow for vulnerable groups. Perhaps it’s about time for public utilities to become private.
  • Monochrome: It is May the 4th today

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesKazakhstan...Industries: Minerals & ResourcesOil & Gas...
    Something is still seriously wrong at, which has acknowledged a liquidity crisis and put limits on cash withdrawals. The bank is now looking for investors, as Kazakh banks can no longer count on state support. Luckily for customers, they are protected by a guarantee fund, which guarantees up to $30,000.
  • Monochrome: Kyrgyzstan’s PM resigns

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: ChinaIndia...Industries: Oil & GasBanking & Finance...
    During the height of the scandal surrounding Kyrgyzstan’s Smart City project, an accident occurred at a thermal power station during a particularly cold snap. There was much speculation that, sooner or later, the crisis would cost the Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov his job.
  • Shell considers KazMunaiGaz stake

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: GermanyUnited Kingdom...Industries: Oil & GasInfrastructure...Services: Legal
    Predictably, the Kyrgyz government has pulled out of the "Smart City" project. The official reason given was the failure to prepare the project documentation and feasibility study on time.
  • Central Asia Insights: The Agriculture

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: KyrgyzstanKazakhstan...Industries: Agribusiness
    In this series of insights into the Central Asian region, Centil aims to provide investors with a snapshot of the development and state of various spheres of interest. These snapshots usually include a collection of relevant facts and figures, with a small amount of concise analysis.
  • Business Intelligence: EBRD launches index-linked Eurobond in Kazakh tenge, as Russia and Iran discuss $10 billion arms deal

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IranKyrgyzstan...Industries: Oil & GasInfrastructure...
    In Kazakh news, the EBRD has launched a pioneering 34 billion Kazakh tenge Eurobond and the Kazakh Kashagan oil field has begun commercial output. In Uzbekistan, LUKOIL has attracted $500 million to fund the Gissar project of gas and condensate fields, and Uzbekistan has signed $1 billion in contracts following the first international fruit and vegetable fair earlier this month. Meanwhile, a senior Russian senator says Russia and Iran are...
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