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Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
October 29, 2018
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
Both the schedule and prospects for selling state assets in Kazakhstan seem as unstable as ever.
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
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
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
May 11, 2018
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
Strongly criticized by the president, some small banks in Kazakhstan are asking for help from the state to withstand a liquidity crisis.
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
EXPO Astana: Behind the Glitz
August 01, 2017
EXPO Astana: Behind the Glitz
An expensive billboard for Kazakhstan's slow transition to clean energy.
EXPO Astana: Behind the Glitz
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
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