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Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
June 16, 2017

Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism

By Casey Michel
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
June 14, 2017

Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
After centralizing privately-held pensions into an agency run by the Central Bank, Astana made a few questionable investments.

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?

By Catherine Putz
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.

Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
April 04, 2017

Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations

By Stanislav Pritchin
25 years after independence, which Central Asian and South Caucasian countries are the best (and worst) places to invest?

Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017

Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
December 05, 2016

Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat

By Casey Michel
The next US president seems to have a predilection for praising autocrats.

Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
December 02, 2016

Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?

By Paolo Sorbello
The country's two largest banks -- Halyk Bank and Qazkom -- could merge next year
Kazakhstan at 25
December 01, 2016

Kazakhstan at 25

By Aigerim Toleukhanova, Nygmet Ibadildin
The last Soviet republic to declare independence has come a long way since 1991, but challenges remain.

External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016

External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies

By Paolo Sorbello
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.

Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
October 17, 2016

Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope

By Paolo Sorbello
The oil project met its deadline, but will it be sustainable?

Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
October 05, 2016

Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum

By Catherine Putz
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
July 29, 2016

Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan

By Samuel Ramani
Kazakhstan has especially close ties with Britain. What happens when the U.K. leaves the EU?

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