Economy

KAZAKHSTAN 2010: A transition year

Kazakhstan's economic performance in 2010 will be closely correlated to international macroeconomic developments and trends in world commodity markets.

 

Hard times for trade

Trade hardly can be called a locomotive of Kazakhstani economics, because main money in the country is from oil and metals. However, trade is a back bone of social well-being, because 25 to 28 per cent of economically active population, by analysts' estimate, is engaged in it. Nowadays the trade sphere suffers hard times.

 

China, Kazakhstan set to sign nuclear agreement

China will soon reach an agreement to receive nuclear power assistance from Kazakhstan, a source told China Daily.

 

 

Alliance Bank first Kazakh lender to reach restructuring deal

The creditors of Alliance Bank, Kazakhstan's second-largest lender to default this year, voted to approve a plan to restructure KZT677 billion ($4.5 billion) of debt.

 

Kazakhstan reported to seek stake in Karachaganak - Bloomberg

BG Group and Eni, the two oil companies operating the giant Karachaganak gas condensate field in western Kazakhstan, are in talks to sell a stake in the project to the Kazakh government, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

 

Ex-MAN Manager Charged Bribing Kazakh Officials

With 9 Million Euros... To win orders linked to the country's gas pipeline

 

China, Kazakhstan unveil landmark gas pipeline

chinatruba2China, Kazakhstan unveil natural gas route tapping into Central Asia's energy riches

 

Stephen King: How China is putting the skids under Western economic revival

In recessions past, the Western economies exported their problems to countries elsewhere in the world. As the US and European economies tripped up, so their demand for raw materials would drop. Commodity prices would plunge. Raw materials producers, mostly to be found in the emerging world, would suddenly find themselves in trouble. Their export earnings would spiral downward, leaving them unable to repay past debts. Currency collapse and debt default typically followed shortly afterwards.

 

FACTBOX-Uranium ventures in Kazakhstan

Kazakh uranium output growth is likely to moderate due to technological and economic considerations as it is set to become the world's largest producer this year.

 

BTA strikes restructuring deal with creditors

btaBTA Bank, Kazakhstan's embattled lender, has reached a deal to restructure its $11.6-billion debt on December 7, the bank said in a statement.

 

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

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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