Kyrgyzstan: As Kumtor Deal Stalls, Nationalists Again Threaten Expropriation

Earlier this year, the Kyrgyz parliament agreed to form a new joint venture with Toronto-listed Centerra Gold, which owns the high-altitude Kumtor Gold Mine, seen here with workers in the pit at night in February 2013. But upcoming parliamentary elections appear to be stalling the negotiations. (Photo: David Trilling)

Nine months after Kyrgyzstan and its largest investor outlined restructuring terms for the country’s largest gold mine, negotiations are again sidetracked. With parliamentary elections less than a year away, some lawmakers are once more beating the nationalization drum.
 

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan: As Kumtor Deal Stalls, Nationalists Again Threaten Expropriation

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