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    The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Ministerial Summit: Latest Initiatives

    EAEU Summit A Regional Precursor to August’s SCO & BRICS Meetings Following the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council recently held in Sochi, 22 issues were considered and 14 documents were signed. Attendees included the Heads of Government of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, the Heads of Government[…..]

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    Are China and Russia Friends, Competitors, or Potential Foes in Central Asia?

    Is the Beijing-Moscow bilateral dynamic heading for conflict or peace in their mutual backyards By Asials with additional commentary by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Central Asia region is where Russia and China both collide in each other’s respective backyards with a varying pattern of both co-operating and competing. Recent Western media coverage has dressed this up[…..]

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    Central Asia’s Regional Caspian Sea & Trans-Afghan Ambitions

    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan hold trilateral Heads of State connectivity summit By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, has been hosting the first Heads of State trilateral summit, including Turkmenistan President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, and Uzbekistan’s Shavkat Mirziyoyev to discuss mutual transport connectivity issues that impact upon each of them. These[…..]

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    Kazakhstan Reduces Visa Threshold Requirements For Foreign Investors

    New immigration regulations offer foreigners ten-year residence visas for an investment of US$300,000 Kazakhstan will reduce the investment visa threshold for foreign investors, Tamara Duisenova, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population has said.

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    AIIB Eyes Azerbaijan Infrastructure Financing

    The Middle Corridor and the INSTC from the East Caucasus to Middle and East Asia look attractive investment opportunities The Middle Corridor and INSTC supply chains between the East Caucasus and the Middle and Far East are the focus of attention from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), according to Konstantin Limitovskiy, Vice President of[…..]

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    2023 H1 Kazakhstan–China Trade Up By 22%

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Kazakhstan – China trade turnover has reached US$10.7 billion in the first five months of 2023, which is 21.6% more than a year earlier. The share of exports from Kazakhstan to China of Kazakhstan’s total amounted to 15.4%. Imports from China grew by 56.3% to US$5.9 billion. The share of China in the structure of the country’s imports amounted to 24.2%.

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    The Moscow Format Afghanistan Consultations To Be Held In Kazan In September

    China, India, Iran, Pakistan & Russia to send envoys in addition to Central Asian nations By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The multilateral ‘Moscow Format’ of nations are to hold their upcoming annual meeting in Russia’s Kazan on September 29, and aims to eradicate terrorism and drug trafficking while stressing the importance of forming a truly inclusive government,[…..]

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    Bolivia Wants To Join BRICS

    Asset-rich but relatively poor nation has the fastest GDO growth rate in Latin America   The ever-growing list of nations ready to enter the BRICS economic bloc now includes Bolivia, according to Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta. The minister said his nation would attend the summit of the bloc – which is made up of Brazil,[…..]

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    China’s H1 2023 Trade with BRI Countries Up 9.8%, Chinese BRI Investment Continues

    Implications for the EU and US, as Chinese trade preferences currently lie elsewhere By Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s trade with countries part of its Belt & Road Initiative countries has increased to ¥6.89 trillion (US$964 billion) in the first half of 2023, an increase of 9.8% year-on-year, according to MOFCOM. BRI countries trade with China now[…..]

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    Kazakhstan Customs Border Throughput Capacity To Increase By Eight Times

    Kazakh – EAEU goods transits through to China, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to have significant Increases   The customs border capacity of checkpoints within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are set to increase eightfold, according to Yeldos Saudabayev, the director of the control department of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan.[…..]

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