Economy

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WSJ: Kyrgyzstan Blocked From London Gold Trading Over Missing Bars

Decision likely stops gold-dependent central Asian economy from selling bullion in international hubs The organization that oversees London’s gold trading blocked metal mined in Kyrgyzstan from entering the city’s market, …

Society

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Eurasianet: Tajikistan hopes Taliban foes pay for power

Tajikistan faces its own shortages each winter. As anyone in business knows, you don’t get to choose your customers. So Tajikistan is in a curious position: It is vehemently opposed …