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Limits to Mongolia’s ‘Promising’ Investment Law

As Mongolia witnesses rapid economic growth. it remains to be seen whether recent investment laws will be able to adequately welcome foreign investment. Sitting on a vast amount of mineral

Economics South and Central Asia

Afghanistan drowning in export regulation

If the Afghan economy is going to succeed in the coming years it will be due to its exports. The country is too poor to engage in consumption led growth

Economics South and Central Asia

Saving Afghanistan’s Economy: A daunting challenge

With NATO troops scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, questions remain on whether the country can support itself economically.  The fledgling democracy will still receive large aid

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Is the time right for high tech investment in Azerbaijan?

Primarily known for its oil and gas production, Azerbaijan has a high-tech sector on the rise and worth noticing. Its information and communications technology (ICT) has been booming, with the

Finance South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan showing signs of investment reform

Kazakhstan has made impressive progress towards attracting significant foreign investment since gaining independence in 1991. As of September 2011, foreign investors had invested a total of $159.3 billion in Kazakhstan,

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

How politicians are hurting tech in India

India’s politicians are hurting growth in the tech sector by under-investing in technological infrastructure. Over the past two decades growth in India has been spectacular.  The license raj has been