Turkmenistan to cultivate diverse gas markets

Turkmenistan-China gas relationship may be viewed as one country’s over-dependence on another, Sean Roberts, an expert on Central Asia and Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, said commenting on the construction of Tajik section of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline launched last month. “On one hand, it is easy to understand why Central Asia…

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Latvia: pressure on cost increase to be enormous

Pressure on the increase of costs in the next several years will be enormous, and there are worries about the government’s ability to withstand that, said Fiscal Discipline Council’s member Andzs Ubelis. According to him, the government’s recently approved outlook on economic growth this year of 3.7% is realistic and satisfactory. Latvia’s economy is expected…

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Ukraine: NBU lifts restrictions on issue of forex cash and banking metals from current and deposit accounts

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has lifted restrictions on the issuance of cash in foreign currency and banking metals from current and deposit accounts through cash desks and ATMs, the NBU reported on the website. “Individuals will be able to receive cash in foreign currency or banking metals from current and deposit accounts through…

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