Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Afghanistan and Central Asia Republics

Courtesy of the Times of Central Asia, interesting analysis of Afghanistan and its relations with Central Asian Republics: On September 17 Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani emphasized the significance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, lauding the contribution that such large-scale projects could make to the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and the sustainable social and […]

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Railway Cargo Flow Between Afghanistan and China Depends on Uzbekistan

Via Central Times of Asia, a report on how railway cargo between Afghanistan and China depends on Uzbekistan: The shipment of goods to Afghanistan by rail from China stopped three months ago due to the lack of infrastructure at the Afghan port on the Uzbek border and the absence of trade and transit agreements with […]

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Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Facing Reality of Central Asia’s Economic Development

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan’s economic performance over the last couple of years: Increasing discrepancies between a growing avalanche of economic forecasts by more and more institutional lenders and sideliners for the wider Central Asian region have revived the debate on criteria used in macroeconomic assessments. Sharing a […]

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Uzbekistan’s New Afghan Approach Focused On Trade, Infrastructure, and Gas

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Uzbekistan’s changed vision for its relationship with Afghanistan: As the new leadership in Uzbekistan pursues a new policy towards its southern neighbor, Afghanistan, which is focused on trade and economic cooperation, infrastructure and a gas-pipeline project, we are republishing this article by Fozil Mashrab, originally published by The […]

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Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?

Via The Diplomat, a look at Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources: Each summer, BP releases a statistical review of world energy. The review — in its 66th year — is well regarded and draws on a variety of sources, giving one of the most comprehensive views of energy reserves and consumption […]

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Uzbekistan And China Start Gas Production In Bukhara Region

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on joint Chinese-Uzbek gas production in Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have launched natural gas production at Dengizkul, Khodjadavlat and Sharkiy Alat gas condensate fields in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reported. The new gas […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.