Economy

The Oil Crash Nightmare For Kazakhstan

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.

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Flag of Kazakhstan.svgJoanna Lillis is a freelance journalist specializing in Central Asian affairs who has been based in Kazakhstan since 2005.

Kazakhstan seeks International Arbitration ruling over investment in Romania

rompetrolKMGI Deputy Director General Azamat Zhangulov talks to New Europe in an interview about his company’s investment in the Balkans region

Brexit Bet Makes Kazakhstan Better Than Soros

sorosMove over George Soros, Kazakhstan is claiming the title as the most prescient speculator in the pound.

Kazakhstan, Russia and two very different approaches to crisis management

david cameron nursultan nazarbayevHaving prioritised economics over politics, Kazakhstan is well placed to weather the financial difficulties currently afflicting the Eurasia region

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’

azerbaijanoilThe “biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry” exposed Unaoil’s slippery backroom machinations.

Kazakhstan aims to 'peacefully resolve' Karachaganak dispute

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.

Oil industry rocked by corruption scandal

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.

Is The World's Biggest Uranium Producer About To Shock Miners?

yellowcakesShort but ominous note from the world’s largest uranium-producing nation this week. Suggesting that some unpleasant surprises could be coming for the mining sector here.

After Ukraine, Kazakhstan wary of ethnic Russians broaching autonomy

ribbonIn the city of Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan, the ribbon of St George, a black-and-orange symbol of resurgent Russian patriotism that was adopted by separatists in Ukraine, hangs from every second car's rear-view mirror.

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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