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    1. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Currency plunge helps Kaz Minerals

      Shares in Kaz Minerals, the London-listed copper company that focuses on open-pit mining in Kazakhstan, are up nearly 8...

    2. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan and Thailand GDP

      Stocks in Asia look set to open lower on Monday after Wall Street pulled back in the final session of last week. On...

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    1. August 12, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production forecast

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials — copper....

    2. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials – copper....

    3. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2016

      Xinjiang trade raises doubts over China's "Belt and Road" plan

      By Raffaello Pantucci and Anna Sophia Young The vast Chinese northwestern frontier region of Xinjiang may serve as a...

    4. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Cameco reports loss on falling uranium prices

      Cameco, the Canadian uranium producer, said it swung to a net loss in the second quarter as prices for the nuclear...

    5. July 27, 2016

      Kazakhstan acts after Romania blocks oil deal

      Kazakhstan’s state oil company has initiated legal proceedings against Romania after prosecutors froze its shares in...

    6. beyondbrics

      July 26, 2016

      Real, not illusory justice when returning stolen assets

      At a July 20 news conference announcing charges that a group – allegedly linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak...

    7. July 19, 2016

      Map: Key projects on the new Silk Road

      1) Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway 2) Khorgos-Aktau railway 3) Central Asia-China gas pipeline 4) Central Asia-China...

    8. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Fatalities reported after gunmen attack police station in Kazakhstan

      At least two policemen have been killed after gunmen attacked a police station in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s financial...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 14, 2016

      Balkhash lake

      An aerial view of the Balkhash lake in Kazakhstan, the Balkhash lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia and the 15th...

    10. July 13, 2016

      KazMunaiGas sweetens offer for London-listed unit

      National Company KazMunaiGas has sweetened its offer to buy out minority shareholders in its London-listed subsidiary...

    11. July 13, 2016

      Kazmunaigas increases offer for subsidiary shares

      Kazmunaigas has sweetened its offer to minority shareholders in its London-listed subsidiary after pressure from...

    12. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Kazakh signals plans to boost offer for UK subsidiary

      Kazakhstan’s state oil company has indicated plans to improve its offer to minority shareholders in its London-listed...

    13. July 6, 2016

      Chevron and Kazakhstan see mutual benefits to oilfield expansion

      Mega-projects are an endangered species in today’s oil and gas industry. As companies struggle to keep up their...

    14. July 5, 2016

      Chevron approves $37bn Kazakhstan oilfield expansion 

      A $36.8bn expansion of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, the largest investment by private sector oil companies this...

    15. July 5, 2016

      Corruption: Moving money out of purgatory

      Aaron Bornstein arrived in Kazakhstan in February 2009 with $84m and a daunting assignment. His job was to hand out...

    16. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Chevron approves $37bn Kazakh oil field expansion

      A $36.8bn expansion of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, the largest oil development to be approved since the price...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      July 4, 2016

      Rocket rolling out

      The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA...

    18. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Emerging Europe also affected by Brexit - Fitch

      Emerging European countries that are not in the EU will also suffer effects from Britain’s decision to exit the EU,...

    19. June 27, 2016

      KazMunaiGas EP: father does not know best

      In Father Knows Best, staple of 1950s American television, the benign patriarch always kept his kids wholesome with...

    20. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Kazakh oil giant warns of subsidiary's share price plunge

      Kazakhstan’s state oil company has warned that the shares of its London-listed subsidiary could fall sharply if...

    21. June 18, 2016

      Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

      ZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan, June 18 — A Soyuz capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Briton from the International...

    22. June 17, 2016

      Kazakh oil group seeks tighter control over UK subsidiary

      Kazakhstan’s state oil company is seeking to tighten control over its UK-listed subsidiary over the opposition of its...

    23. June 12, 2016

      Kazakh leader needs to address real grievances

      For 25 years since the Soviet collapse, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered an implicit bargain to Kazakhstan’s...

    24. June 8, 2016

      President says foreign forces trying to destabilise Kazakhstan

      The president of Kazakhstan has warned that foreign forces are trying to destabilise the central Asian state, in his...

    25. June 6, 2016

      Kazakhstan unrest highlights reform conundrum

      Kazakhstan is not a country accustomed to political instability. Nursultan Nazarbayev has enjoyed a quarter century as...

    26. June 6, 2016

      Chinese investors shore up Kazakhstan FDI despite commodity bust

      Strengthening political and commercial ties between Kazakhstan and China are finally materialising in the form of...

    27. June 2, 2016

      Oil groups offer $300m to settle Kazakh dispute

      A consortium of international oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Eni and Chevron has offered to pay about $300m...

    28. May 9, 2016

      Kazakh language schools shift from English to Chinese

      “China is the key for your future,” reads a notice pinned to the wall, jostling for attention alongside a toy panda,...

    29. May 9, 2016

      China seeking to revive the Silk Road

      The ancient trade in silk, spices and slaves between China and Europe turned central Asian oases into wealthy business...

    30. May 9, 2016

      New Silk Road will transport laptops and frozen chicken

      If the ancient Silk Road developed to enable trade in fine cloths and spices, the new one will transport computer...

    31. May 9, 2016

      Map: Connecting central Asia

      China’s “One Belt, One Road” project aims to make central Asia more connected to the world, yet even before the...

    32. May 9, 2016

      China plans to invest $1.9bn in Kazakh agriculture

      Chinese companies are in talks to invest $1.9bn in 19 agricultural projects across Kazakhstan in an expansion of...

    33. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Glencore mulls further stake sale in agriculture unit

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader is considering selling a further chunk of its agricultural business, as part...

    34. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another cautious day

      A cautious mood looks set to prevail in Asia following declines on Wall Street and in Europe as investors worked their...

    35. May 3, 2016

      Glencore considers Kazakh gold mine sale to cut debt

      Glencore is exploring options for its biggest gold mine — which could include a $2bn sale — as it steps up its efforts...

    36. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Glencore explores sale of Kazakh gold mine

      Glencore is exploring options for its biggest gold mine – including a $2bn sale – as the Swiss resources group steps...

    37. beyondbrics

      May 3, 2016

      Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: are the winds of change finally blowing?

      Kazakhstan’s 25 years of political stability owe much to the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, making the...

    38. April 20, 2016

      Google and McKinsey to mine Kazakh data

      Kazakhstan has signed a deal with Google and McKinsey to harness the power of “big data” analysis and improve...

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