Economy

Kazakhstan threatens to alter Western oil deals

Kazakhstan threatened on Tuesday to rewrite key Western-run energy projects to implement new tax rules, in a move likely to send jitters among foreign investors operating in the Central Asian state.

Kazakhstan cuts 2010 economic growth forecast

ASTANA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan, its economy slowly recovering from the global economic downturn, cut its 2010 growth forecast on Friday after recording better than expected results for 2009.

Kazakhstan only part of the solution for Nabucco

VIENNA – Kazakhstan is not ready to supply gas to Nabucco at this stage, but Astana is willing to consider supporting the gas pipeline to Austria as the former Soviet Republic develops its gas resources, and if the project makes sense economically, top Kazakh officials told New Europe in Vienna on 13 January.

Kazakhstan Is a ‘China Play,’ Stocks Are Cheap, Troika Says

Kazakhstan is becoming a "pure China play," supporting the country's economic growth and bolstering the equity market as links increase with the world's fastest growing major economy, according to Troika Dialog.

KazMunaiGas proposes cutting Kashagan costs by $3 billion in 2010

(SRI) - The 2010 budget for the development of the Kashagan field in Kazakhstan could be cut to $7.4 billion from an earlier plan of $10.4 billion, Kazakh state oil and gas company KazMunaiGas (KMG) proposed last week.

Russia claims Turkish backing for pipeline

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia had won Turkey's backing for Moscow to build a key section of a new gas pipeline seen as a rival of an EU-backed project in Turkish waters.

Kazakhmys Signs $200 Million Loan Deal With China Bank, Kazakh Fund

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Kazakhmys PLC (KAZ.LN) Wednesday said it has signed a $200 million loan facility with China Development Bank Corp. and Kazakh sovereign wealth fund JSC Samruk-Kazyna to develop existing mining projects, the latest installment from a $2.7 billion finance package.

Tethys Petroleum - a play on central Asia's hunger for oil

mailChina is in an unfortunate position regarding their energy consumption.

China-Orda in Kazakhstan

masimov_1Karim Massimov defends growing links with China


Kazakhstan Widens Currency Trading Band, Tenge Little Changed

tengeKazakhstan's central bank widened the corridor used to control the exchange rate of the national currency against the dollar.

 

Kazakhstan: Nervous authorities keep election observers at arm’s length

Kazakhstan: Nervous authorities keep election observers at arm’s length

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Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

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Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

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