Economy

Where is commodity sovereignty of Kazakhstan?

From five Frances which could be placed on territory of Kazakhstan, only two are completely useful for agriculture. It’s quite enough too. However, colossal potential of agricultural sector of the country is not utilized in a proper way, but also decreasing step-by-step.

 

Kazakhmys to borrow $2bn from China Development Bank for copper projects

Kazakhmys, the Kazakh mining giant, yesterday announced major funding plans, including borrowing $2bn (£1.3bn) in loans, which it hopes will help get some major unfunded copper projects off the ground.

 

Ex-Soviet bloc to shrink more than expected in 2009: EBRD

The former Soviet bloc economy will contract by a sharper-than-expected 6.3 percent in 2009 before returning to growth next year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forecast Thursday.

 

 

Kazakhstan ready for BTC

Kazakhstan positioned itself as a potential supplier to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline ahead of a meeting in Ankara with Turkish officials.

 

Chinese investments in Kazakh energy worry Europeans

truba1China Investment Corporation’s acquisition of a stake in KazMunaiGas Exploration Production and the opening of a pipeline linking oil-rich western Kazakhstan to the Chinese border meant it was inevitable that China’s grasp of Kazakh natural resources would be the hot topic at this year’s Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition (Kioge) conference.

 

Central Asia, Caucasus to see modest recovery in 2010

Banking crisis will continue to impact Kazakhstan

 

Ex-BIA-Beamter erneut verhaftet

Top-Ermittler soll Daten an kasachischen Geheimdienst verraten haben.

 

Trans-caspian trepidations: How serious?

truba1This summer’s dispute over undersea Caspian energy resources between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, as well as Ashgabat’s recently stated intention to bolster its maritime military capabilities, have seemingly thrown Trans-Caspian relations into a tailspin, jeopardizing plans for energy cooperation to supply the strategic Nabucco natural gas pipeline. Given the Caspian’s delicate geopolitical balance, an international arbitration process on the Azerbaijani-Turkmen dispute may not in fact result in final resolution. That said, developments surrounding the mid-September informal Caspian summit, attended by presidents Ilham Aliyev and Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov may signal that this Trans-Caspian flare-up will be short-lived.

 

Kazakh paper offers bank own bonds for damages

A Kazakh opposition newspaper has offered to pay court-mandated damages to state-run bank BTA using BTA bonds on which the bank has defaulted, and also threatened to seek the lender's bankruptcy.

 

Canada, Kazakhstan to cooperate on nuclear energy

Canada's Trade Minister Stockwell Day and Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Sauat Mynbaev jointly announced Thursday the conclusion of negotiations for a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement.

 

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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