Kyrgyz revolt backfires on economy

Economic slowdown as wide instability hits Kyrgystan following the revolt.

    Kyrgyzstan was once a major trade hub in Central Asia.

    But weeks after the uprising that led to the ousting of the then president, Kyrgyz business leaders say that the country is paying a high price for the revolt, which has been followed by widespread instability.

    Neighbouring countries have closed their land borders, disabling Kyrgyzstan from exporting anything, and tourists have been warned by numerous governments to stay away from the country.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on how the interim government is struggling to steady the country's economy.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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