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    1. November 12, 2015

      Kazakh privatisation drive shapes up as a hard sell

      Kazakhstan’s president certainly caught the imagination of the City of London. In closed-door meetings last week,...

    2. November 5, 2015

      Kazakhstan runs economic risks with its hyperactivity

      The end of the commodities supercycle has depressed the economies of resource-reliant countries all over the world....

    1. November 3, 2015

      Crisis-hit Kazakhstan unveils ambitious privatisation plan

      Kazakhstan is set to embark upon its most ambitious privatisation plan since independence from the Soviet Union in...

    2. November 2, 2015

      Kazakhstan replaces central bank governor

      Kazakhstan has replaced its embattled central bank governor less than three months after it allowed its currency to...

    3. November 1, 2015

      Kazakhstan faces oil dilemma as prices plunge

      In Texas or the North Sea, oil companies struggling with falling prices are firing thousands of employees. In...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2015

      Kazakh honour guards

      A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Central Asia: After the strongmen

      Turgun Syzdykov, a 68-year-old former farm mechanic, stood in front of a small crowd in the northern Kazakh city of...

    6. April 27, 2015

      Nazarbayev wins resounding victory in Kazakhstan election

      Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his 25-year rule over Central Asia’s largest economy on Monday,...

    7. November 16, 2014

      Kazakhstan opens up to stave off economic crisis

      In the last days of the Soviet Union, one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s lieutenants came to him with a plea: ditch the Soviet...

    8. September 2, 2014

      Standoff with west reveals splinters in Putin’s Eurasia project

      Cracks are beginning to show in Vladimir Putin’s grand project to form a Eurasian union to rival the EU as Russia’s...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 26, 2014

      Presidential handshake

      Sergei Bondarenko/Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro...

    10. June 27, 2014

      China and Russia seen to affect growth of Kazakhstan’s economy

      A tap on the shoulder from grey-suited Yermek, followed by a series of probing questions about what I am photographing,...

    11. June 23, 2014

      TBA belies its name as Blair Inc oils into new markets

      A consultant visits Tony Blair Associates to advise on new offices overseas*. Blair: What’s your thinking? Consultant:...

    12. May 21, 2014

      Kazakhs battle to stave off chill blowing in from Russian steppe

      It is after 8pm and Kazakhstan’s parliament in the futuristic capital of Astana is practically deserted. Yet Bakytzhan...

    13. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2014

      Sinopec in $1.2bn deal with Lukoil as China moves deeper into Central Asia

      Lukoil has agreed to sell its stake in several oil projects in Kazakhstan to Sinopec for $1.2bn, in the latest of a...

    14. January 7, 2014

      Putin’s attempt to recreate the Soviet empire is futile

      According to Vladimir Putin, the “Eurasian Union” that the Kremlin hopes to forge with two of Russia’s southwestern...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2013

      Kazakhstan: an abrupt change of central bank governor

      Martchenko: out the door By Clare Nuttall of bne Grigory Marchenko has been replaced by former deputy prime minister...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2013

      Guest post: can China help Kazakhstan to diversify?

      Xi Jinping of China and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan in Astana, Sept 7, 2013. By Usen Suleimen of the Kazakh...

    17. July 18, 2013

      UN condemns Italy’s deportation of mother and child

      UN human rights experts have condemned Rome’s “unlawful ” deportations of the wife and child of a fugitive Kazakh...

    18. July 16, 2013

      Italian official resigns over Kazakh deportations

      A senior official in Italy’s interior ministry has resigned over the controversial deportation of the wife and daughter...

    19. July 13, 2013

      Italy admits errors in Kazakh deportations

      Italy has admitted under mounting pressure that mistakes were made in its hasty deportation of the wife and daughter of...

    20. July 10, 2013

      Italy PM orders probe into deportation of Kazakh oligarch’s wife

      Enrico Letta, Italy’s prime minister, has ordered an investigation into the deportation in May of the wife and daughter...

    21. July 5, 2013

      Mukhtar Ablyazov at centre of fight over Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank

      A lot of money is at stake in a long-running feud between Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan‘s president, and Mukhtar...

    22. June 28, 2013

      Cameron taps into Kazakhstan oil project

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, will visit the central Asian state of Kazakhstan on Sunday to cut the ribbon on...

    23. June 6, 2013

      Italian minister urged to explain deportations to Kazakhstan

      Italy’s interior minister is under pressure from opposition parliamentarians to explain the deportation to Kazakhstan...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2013

      Kazakhstan: authorities secure control of fugitive banker's wife and daughter

      There has been an ugly twist in the long running feud between Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured) and Mukhtar Ablyazov, the...

    25. May 3, 2013

      ENRC founders made good in Kazakhstan

      The most surprising thing about the founding trio of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation – which controls some of...

    26. The World

      February 3, 2013

      Iran talks - don't get your hopes up

      The announcement that talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear programme will resume later this month sounds...

    27. beyondbrics

      January 25, 2013

      Kazakh pension "nationalisation" plan worries fund managers

      Nursultan Nazarbayev has always taken pride in the privately-run pension system he introduced in the late 1990s that...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2013

      Kazakhstan's attractive and ambitious drugs market

      By Clare Nuttall of bne More and more multinationals are entering the pharmaceuticals sector in Kazakhstan, drawn by...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2012

      India's $5bn Kazakh oil deal

      ConocoPhillips is in the middle of a long-standing streamlining programme, so there was little surprise on Monday when...

    30. November 23, 2012

      Court rules against Ablyazov in $2bn suit

      The High Court on Friday entered judgment against a Kazakh businessman relating to two civil lawsuits worth $2bn. Mr...

    31. November 6, 2012

      Court rejects appeal of Kazakh tycoon

      A Kazakh businessman is set to be prevented from defending himself against $6bn of lawsuits brought in London’s High...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2012

      Kazakhstan's musical chairs

      Photo: Bloomberg Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, has accepted the resignation of his prime minister...

    33. March 1, 2012

      Judge ramps up pressure on Kazakh mogul

      A Kazakh oligarch accused of siphoning off $5bn from Kazakhstan bank BTA has until March 9 to turn himself in and...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 1, 2012

      Kazakhstan: using the oil fund to diversify into... oil

      Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of oil-rich Kazakhstan, has found a curious use for his oil diversification fund:...

    35. February 24, 2012

      BTA seeks court order against Ablyazov

      BTA Bank, one of Kazakhstan’s biggest banks, is seeking a High Court order against its former chairman – who is...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2012

      Hollow victory for Kazakhs and BTA

      It was a hollow victory. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s authoritarian president, must have savoured the moment on...

    37. February 16, 2012

      ‘Flight risk’ Kazakh tycoon faces jail

      A Kazakh tycoon accused of siphoning billions of dollars from one of Kazakhstan’s largest banks was suspected of being...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2012

      Kazakh oligarch faces British jail

      Perhaps the UK isn’t such a cosy place for exiled oligarchs after all, as Mukhtar Ablyazov discovered on Thursday to...

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