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Harry Cassin
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Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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Bill Steinman
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Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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How much FDI can Belarus expect?

Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus since 1994. (Image courtesy of the Belarus Digest)In a previous post, I shared some personal experiences that cause me to believe Belarus has lower-than-advertised levels of corruption, offering a solid foundation for investment.… Continue Reading

Report: Dozens jailed from alleged Gulnara Karimova crime gang

Gulnara Karimova (Image courtesy of uznews.net)As many as 60 alleged associates of Uzbekistan’s first daughter have been convicted of financial fraud and sentenced to long prison terms recently.

Those involved reportedly include managers, bookkeepers, and other employees of three industrial facilities with ties to Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of President Islam Karimov, an Uzbek official told RFE/RL.… Continue Reading

Uzbek prosecutor confirms Karimova house arrest

Photo released earlier this month by Uzbek authorities allegedly showed Gulnara Karimova resisting government agents during her house arrest.Law enforcement officials in Uzbekistan confirmed Tuesday that Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of President Islam Karimov, is under house arrest and being investigated for alleged corruption.… Continue Reading

Glamorous first daughter named in Uzbek organized crime probe

Gulnara Karimova (Courtesy of Fashion TV via YouTube)The Uzbek prosecutor-general’s office has said a person named “Karimova G.” is a suspect in a case against an organized criminal group.

“Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency cited an unnamed source in the Uzbek government that mentioned Karimova G.… Continue Reading

Switzerland launches probe of Uzbek first daughter

Gulnara Karimova, courtesy of YouTubeProsecutors in Switzerland have opened a money-laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

The investigation initially focused on four people linked to her, but prosecutors said Wednesday that Karimova is now part of the inquiry, the Guardian reported.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: TeliaSonera

Country: Sweden

Companies: TeliaSonera

Individuals : Per-Arne Blomquist, former head of TeliaSonera Eurasia region, Tero Kivasaari, former TeliaSonera CEO Lars Nyberg, daughter of Uzbek president Islam Karimov, Gulnara Islomovna Karimova

Industry: Technology

Subsector: Telecommunications Equipment

Enforcement: Investigation

TeliaSonera is under investigation for allegedly paying more than $300 million in bribes to Gayane Avakyana, a middleman for Gulnara Islomovna Karimova to win access to the Uzbek telecom market in 2007.Continue Reading

New allegations of TeliaSonera link to Uzbek first daughter

Gulnara Islomovna Karimova, 40, is the eldest daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Documents leaked to Swedish investigative journalists appear to offer fresh evidence of a link between Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera and Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan.… Continue Reading