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 intensifies crackdown on back-to-basics Islamic group

Kyrgyzstan intensifies crackdown on back-to-basics Islamic group Police in Kyrgyzstan announced last week that they had detained the local leader of a little-known but, they say, increasingly influential fundamentalist Islamic …