Central Asian economies slowing down, IMF predicts

Central Asian economies:  The IMF  today corroborated concerns voiced by the EBRD earlier this week that  a combination of Russia’s economic slowdown and low oil prices were hampering growth across Eurasia. In its  latest regional outlook report it is predicting  that the average growth in the eight former Soviet states of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would slow down to  3.2% this year from 5.3% in 2014.