Economy

Касым-Жомарт Токаев и Си Цзиньпин

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday ordered an investigation into former senior officials who initiated a struggling $1.5 billion Chinese-led project to build a light rail network in the capital.

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The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s bold and risky response to internal tensions and external pressure, but it is not backed by an inspiring idea.

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The Belt and Road Initiative, China’s mega-plan for global infrastructure, will transform the lives and work of tens of thousands of researchers.

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 Beijing's money comes with strings attached.

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The new Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, flies a modest Airbus A321 jet. His predecessor and patron Nursultan Nazarbayev moves around on a much bigger wide-body Airbus A330-200.

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The capital city is in desperate need of a congestion-busting solution. City hall in the capital of Kazakhstan has announced that a project to build a congestion-busting light railway transit system has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

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Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.

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Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.

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Ex-Soviet Turkmenistan's strongman leader broke ground on a new and presently nameless city close to the capital Ashgabat Wednesday.

oilspotdrillKazakhstan has lots of oil, but it’s hard to reach and doesn’t fetch the best prices. We explain.


 

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