Latest articles from Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's banks: suffering from growing pains?

April 14, 2015
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Kyrgyzstan’s banks are trying to expand their customer base, but will this impact upon their performance?

Kyrgyzstan banks face mountains to climb

Kyrgyzstan banks face mountains to climb

August 1, 2014

Banks in Kyrgyzstan face numerous challenges beyond the accessibility problems caused by the country's mountainous terrain. A distrust of conventional banking and strong position of microfinance institutions means the central Asian state is under-penetrated by conventional lenders, a situation that is slowly but surely starting to change.

(From left to right) Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazabayev, Russia’s then-president Dmitry Medvedev and Belarus’s president Alexander Lukashenko

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus open economic borders

July 2, 2012

Closer economic integration of countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States has been discussed for many years without practical progress. The launch of a Single Economic Space between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may be about to change that.

Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus dominate CIS banking landscape

May 4, 2011

In the past decade, foreign investment and natural resources wealth have transformed the banking landscape in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Banker's latest ranking for the region shows which countries have benefited the most from this change.

Baktygul Jeenbaeva, acting chairman, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Back from the brink: Kyrgyz central bank tackles political crisis

February 14, 2011

Baktygul Jeenbaeva was plucked from the private sector to become acting chairman of the Kyrgyz central bank in July 2010, following the overthrow of the country’s government in April. She explains how she responded to the crisis, and sets out the fate of the country’s largest bank.


Kyrgyzstan's banks are under pressure

August 30, 2010

Persistent violence in the south of Kyrgyzstan, combined with the interim government's fears about capital flight, are placing heavy pressure on the country's banking sector. Writer Philip Alexander

What the bankers say: Kyrgyzstan

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future.

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