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Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
July 10, 2017
Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
Commodity prices have found a “new normal” but copper is doing much better.
Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
June 16, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
June 14, 2017
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
After centralizing privately-held pensions into an agency run by the Central Bank, Astana made a few questionable investments.
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
April 04, 2017
Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
25 years after independence, which Central Asian and South Caucasian countries are the best (and worst) places to invest?
Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
December 05, 2016
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
The next US president seems to have a predilection for praising autocrats.
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
December 02, 2016
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
The country's two largest banks -- Halyk Bank and Qazkom -- could merge next year
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan at 25
December 01, 2016
Kazakhstan at 25
The last Soviet republic to declare independence has come a long way since 1991, but challenges remain.
Kazakhstan at 25
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
October 17, 2016
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
The oil project met its deadline, but will it be sustainable?
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
October 05, 2016
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
July 29, 2016
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has especially close ties with Britain. What happens when the U.K. leaves the EU?
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society
July 04, 2016
Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society
“The interests of our overseas partners are taken fully into account when new policy is being shaped.”
Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society
Protests in Kazakhstan Over Land Code Changes
April 27, 2016
Protests in Kazakhstan Over Land Code Changes
Locals are concerned that this summer's changes to the land code will pave the way for land sales to foreigners.
Protests in Kazakhstan Over Land Code Changes
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
April 14, 2016
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
The causes are familiar: Russian recession and low oil prices.
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
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