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A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
October 15, 2018
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan's Central Bank stripped Astana Banki's license, while Tsesnabank benefited from a government reshuffle.
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
October 11, 2018
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
The decision highlights Kazakhstan's continued navigation of sensitivities with China.
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
October 03, 2018
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Western companies operating at Karachaganak agreed to pay Kazakhstan $1.1 billion, ending an enduring spat with the government
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
October 03, 2018
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
The deal will see Kazakhstan receive a $1.1 billion payment and an amended production-sharing agreement.
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
September 24, 2018
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
Ilyas Khrapunov is hit with a $500 million fine for allegedly aiding Mukhtar Ablyazov's reported embezzlement.
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
September 11, 2018
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
Ethnic Kazakhs have opened the window for the world to hear what's happening in Xinjiang, but Kazakhstan remains quiet.
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
August 13, 2018
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
August 01, 2018
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, was released on a suspended sentence and will not be deported to China.
Sauytbay Trial Ends in Kazakhstan With Surprising Release
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
July 27, 2018
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
The complexities of international relations aside, is Kazakhstan going to choose China over Kazakhs?
Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
July 23, 2018
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
After buying out its main competitor, Kazakhstan's largest lender could plan to establish a subsidiary in Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan's Top Bank Prepares a Bid to Enter Uzbekistan
The Case of the Khrapunovs
July 18, 2018
The Case of the Khrapunovs
International institutions fail to measure up to the task of tackling globalized financial crime.
The Case of the Khrapunovs
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
July 09, 2018
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
China's troubled CEFC will pass on a deal to buy a majority stake in KMGI, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan's Kazmunaigas.
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
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