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Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan
February 18, 2021

Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
Another investor has left Kazakhstan, highlighting the worsening business climate. 

Why Kazakhstan Joined New Investment Partnership With Uzbekistan, US
January 26, 2021

Why Kazakhstan Joined New Investment Partnership With Uzbekistan, US

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Kazakhstan is working toward a more diversified economy.
How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?
January 07, 2021

How Damaging Was 2020 to Central Asia’s Economies?

By Catherine Putz
The January 2021 World Bank Global Economic Prospects report is out, heralding a “subdued” recovery for the world. How fares Central Asia?

Kazakhstan Wins One Small Legal Battle in the Long War With Stati
April 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Wins One Small Legal Battle in the Long War With Stati

By Paolo Sorbello
A landmark High Court decision in London agreed with Kazakhstan's Central Bank, dealing a blow to a Moldovan investor in a long-lasting legal war. 

Jobs at Stake in Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector
April 22, 2020

Jobs at Stake in Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

By Paolo Sorbello
A drop in Brent oil prices and the emergence of cases of COVID-19 at the Tengiz field are poised to slash investment and hammer employment.

Banks in Kazakhstan Give Mergers a Go, Again
May 07, 2019

Banks in Kazakhstan Give Mergers a Go, Again

By Paolo Sorbello
Three smaller banks in Kazakhstan will decide about a merger this month; meanwhile, large players are poised for changes too.

Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019

Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment

By Umida Hashimova
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
October 29, 2018

Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind

By Paolo Sorbello
Both the schedule and prospects for selling state assets in Kazakhstan seem as unstable as ever.

A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
October 15, 2018

A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan's Central Bank stripped Astana Banki's license, while Tsesnabank benefited from a government reshuffle.

Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018

Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

By Eric Wheeler and Alexey Yugai
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.

Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
May 11, 2018

Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch

By Paolo Sorbello
Strongly criticized by the president, some small banks in Kazakhstan are asking for help from the state to withstand a liquidity crisis.
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017

Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth

By Paolo Sorbello
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?

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