Economy

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Economist: Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan struggle with the curse of mineral wealth

Both countries are wrangling with miners on how to share benefits and costs Two poor, fragile, post-Soviet democracies, two spectacular holes in the ground. Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi, or “Turquoise Hill”, …

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Eurasianet: — Kyrgyzstan: Suspect vote-count bungling casts shadow over election

The new parliament is dominated by figures loyal to the president. The president of Kyrgyzstan started out election day on an uplifting note. The vote to pick a new parliament, …