Economy

Kazakhstan Belt and Road Initiative: The road to somewhere

horgosKhorgos, a new state-of-the-art port in the middle of the Kazakh desert, sums up the grand ambitions of the Belt and Road Initiative. But it is as much driven and funded by Kazakhstan as it is by China. Rather than being a white elephant, it has real implications for trade.

What’s in it for the Belt-and-Road countries?

silkroadHow might the states of Central Asia and the Caucasus benefit from China’s grand new investment initiative?

How to Fix Kazakhstan’s Reliance on Fossil Fuels

5a54d050200000140057d25bIt’s been more than 1,000 days since oil prices first started to drop from a high of more than $100 a barrel in 2014.

Kazakhstan held liable for expropriation of Hourani family’s investment on second round of ICSID arbitration

55072041.cms dde44 1ae08A majority tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) awarded Caratube International Oil Company LLP (Caratube) USD 39.2 million plus interest for the unlawful expropriation of its oil contract rights by Kazakhstan.

China's Belt and Road sparks battle of the breadbaskets

20171127 Kazakh grain article main imageNew infrastructure helps ex-Soviet grain exporters reach Asian markets

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

kzneftDespite being the second-largest oil producer and exporter in the former Soviet Union, only behind Russia, Kazakhstan has been historically plagued by chronic deficits of fuel for domestic consumption. National energy security is at the top of the country’s priority list, yet little progress has been made since independence to address this concern.

U.S. Charges Rolls-Royce Employees With Bribing Kazakh, Azerbaijani Officials

1C8F38FB 89B8 4C4F BF63 BB27B6E9EE70 w1023 r1 sThe United States has unveiled criminal charges against five people accused of involvement in a bribery scheme to help British defense giant Rolls-Royce win energy-related contracts in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and other countries.

Kazakhstan must do more to convince foreign investors

20171006 Kazatomprom article main imagePrivatization drive confronts wariness about state intentions

Interpol needs to stop helping dictators

Huawei staffInterpol, the international police organization, has just concluded its annual meeting in Beijing.

The Diamond Club: Belgium’s True Lawmakers

DIMONDSBEAntwerp World Diamond Centre , Servais Verherstraeten, Axel Haelterman, Raf Verstraeten, Catherine Degoul, Patokh Chodiev, diamonds, Kazakhgate

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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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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