Economy

behgjetpacolliOn a cool evening in early September, Kosovo construction tycoon Behgjet Pacolli threw open the doors of his walled compound to celebrate his birthday with 20,000 “Facebook friends.”

authoritariaLeaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate to the public despite practices of human rights violations and clamping down on dissent, according to a new study by a University of Kansas expert on international relations.

karachaganakKazakhstan’s authorities are looking at whether the Karachaganak oil and gas venture, which includes Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA, has unpaid taxes.

oilcrashThe latest meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algeria, on September 28, brought some relief to producers, with the price of oil finally trading above $50 per barrel for the first time in months.

Flag of Kazakhstan.svgJoanna Lillis is a freelance journalist specializing in Central Asian affairs who has been based in Kazakhstan since 2005.

rompetrolKMGI Deputy Director General Azamat Zhangulov talks to New Europe in an interview about his company’s investment in the Balkans region

sorosMove over George Soros, Kazakhstan is claiming the title as the most prescient speculator in the pound.

david cameron nursultan nazarbayevHaving prioritised economics over politics, Kazakhstan is well placed to weather the financial difficulties currently afflicting the Eurasia region

azerbaijanoilThe “biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry” exposed Unaoil’s slippery backroom machinations.

karachaganakKazakhstan and global oil majors developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field aim to "peacefully resolve" their dispute over a production sharing agreement, Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry said on Thursday.


 

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