Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category

Iran Opens Drone Factory In Tajikistan

Via Al Monitor, an article on Iran’s growing relationship with Tajikistan: Iran unveiled a factory in Tajikistan today that will produce drones.  The factory in the Tajik capital Dushanbe will manufacture Abagil 2 drones. Iranian military Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri attended the ceremony, reported the official Islamic Republic News Agency.  “We are in a […]

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Central Asian Economies Don’t Need Russia

Via East Asia Forum, an article on Central Asian economies: In 1991, the five Central Asian economies were republics of the Soviet Union, with trade and transport oriented towards Russia. Over three decades of independence, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have built railways, roads and pipelines to the east and south and […]

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The Fate of China’s Rail Line to Uzbekistan Likely to Be Decided in Kyrgyzstan

Via The Jamestown Foundation, a report on how the fate of China’s rail line to Uzbekistan will likely be decided in Kyrgyzstan: As a part of its Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese plans to construct a railway from Xinjiang through Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan and onward to Turkmenistan has been under discussion for two decades. If realized, […]

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Tajikistan: Urgent Privatization of State-Owned Enterprises Needed

Via Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, a report on Tajikistan’s urgent need to privatize its state-owned enterprises? State-owned enterprises are unprofitable, do not pay taxes, constantly demand incentives, suppress competition and poorly serve consumers, said Marat Mamadshoev, editor-in-chief of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Tajikistan. In his opinion, Tajikistan should accelerate […]

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Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Do $1 Billion In Deals, Eye Trade Bonanza

Via EurasiaNet, a report on recent deals between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Uzbekistan’s president was met this week with pomp and ceremony in Tajikistan at the start of a three-day visit that produced pledges for more than $1 billion in commercial deals and joint projects. It is a stark turnaround in affairs from only a few years […]

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Pakistan Looking For Huge Increases In Central Asian Trade

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on Pakistan’s ambition of significant increases in Central Asian trade: Pakistan is looking to increase trade with neighboring Afghanistan and other countries in Central Asia, as it looks to diversify commerce beyond the top global players, the nation’s trade adviser has stated. Abdul Razak Dawood, the commerce adviser to Prime Minister […]

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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.