Gold mine: Roils politics in Kyrgyzstan


BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — As the Kyrgyz government prepares to renegotiate its stake in the Kumtor gold mine, local analysts warn that opposition politicians are using the country’s biggest financial asset as a pawn in partisan rivalries.

Stock in Centerra Gold, the Toronto-based company that operates the Kumtor mine, plummeted in recent weeks as members of the Kyrgyz parliament called for its nationalization.

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