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Turkey And The South Caucasus Geopolitics In 2015

Azerbaijan maintains friendly and partner relations with Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Iran. It has problems only with Armenia, which occupied 20% of Azerbaijani lands and holds them under occupation for over 20 years. In 1988, the Armenians of Karabakh voted to secede and join Armenia. This, along with mutual massacres in Azerbaijan and Armenia resulted … Continue reading

India One Step Closer To Sign Free Trade Agreement With The Eurasian Economic Union

Earlier this year on March 1, EMerging Equity reported in details that India proposed creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). We are three months later in June and the EEU and India have started negotiations over the free trade zone agreement and signed a framework agreement at the International Economic Forum in St. … Continue reading

Georgia: Blame Game Starts As Tbilisi Clears Up

Back in what remains of Tbilisi zoo, Begi – who by now may be the world’s most famous hippopotamus, lies down in the elephants’ pen watered and fed by Goga, his exhausted carer. Images of the 16-year-old mammal went viral on social media as he wandered around one of Tbilisi’s main squares following floods that … Continue reading

Emerging Asia Set For “Strong Growth” In 2015, 2016: ADB

Emerging Asia will maintain its strong economic growth in 2015 and 2016, supported by soft commodity prices and recovery in the major industrial economies, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. The ADB’s annual economic report, Asian Development Outlook 2015 (ADO), released on Tuesday, forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) growth in emerging … Continue reading

India Planning Free Trade Zone With Eurasian Economic Union

India has proposed creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU*). “The question was raised by India, which is now considering a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union. This is a new level in our relationship. The possibility is being discussed,” Alexey Pushkov, head of the International Committee of Russian State Duma … Continue reading

Ruble Crunch Hits Russia’s Neighbors Hard

By Charles Recknagel As the value of Russia’s ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it. Just ask Gagik Ghazaryan, an exporter in Armenia. He used to be able to sell soft drinks and canned food profitably to Russia before … Continue reading

Russian Idea Of Banning Dollar, Euro In EEU Trade Dismissed

By Alexandra Jarosiewicz and Naubet Bisenov The executive body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and a Kazakh business lobby have dismissed the possibility of switching to national currencies in trade within the Russia-led trade bloc when it comes into being on January 1, instead of the current system of using dollars and euros in some … Continue reading

Growth In The CCA Expected To Decline By One Percentage Point Due To The Slowdown In Russia: International Monetary Fund

Last week, on November 4 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia where they project that growth will fall to about 5.5% this year and next. Part of the region’s problems are close ties with Russia. “Weaker growth in the Caucasus And Central Asia (CCA) region stems from the economic … Continue reading

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