Economy

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.

oilindThe American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil -- an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery scandal -- to help it win oil and gas contracts in Kazakhstan. KBR, which until 2007 was part of the oilfield services giant Halliburton, paid Unaoil millions of dollars from 2004 until at least 2009, according to thousands of internal documents obtained by The Huffington Post.


 

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