Economic growth in Central Asia and trade co-operation with Russia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development projects growth in Central Asia to increase by around 5.4% in 2024. This is due to businesses and individuals relocating from Russia, improvements in governance, increased commodity exports and China’s reopening.
Alexander Plekhanov, director, transition impact and global economics at EBRD, joins OMFIF to delve into the resilience of Central Asian economies. Despite adverse geopolitical headwinds, this roundtable will discuss the nature of trade co-operation with Russia and circumventing sanctions, as well as longer-term concerns related to uncertainty over global trends in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices.
08:45-09:00 Registration (including refreshments and breakfast)
Transition Impact and Global Economics
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development