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    1. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2015

      Kazakhstan: encouraging civilian nuclear energy, with security in mind

      Wherever we look in the world, there are dark clouds overhead. The global economy remains fragile. Violent extremism is...

    2. August 21, 2015

      What has gone wrong for emerging markets?

      After a difficult first six months of 2015, emerging market economies are in the grip of an even more torrid second...

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    1. August 21, 2015

      Tenge tumble highlights oil exporters’ woes

      Kazakhstan’s dramatic devaluation on Thursday was seen by most as a reaction to falls in the currencies of its two...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2015

      Of China's "dirty peg" and spreading EM pain

      Jim Reid at Deutsche assesses the damage so far. As he says, this has something of a taper tantrum feel to it but...

    3. August 21, 2015

      Stocks plunge as China worries intensify

      Friday 21:00 BST. Global stocks took a hammering, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the US sliding into...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Kaz Minerals rallies after Kazakhstan currency move

      Shares in Kaz Minerals, the copper miner, rose by as much as 20 per cent on Thursday after Kazakhstan’s central bank...

    5. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      Kazakhstan and keeping up with Russians

      An unspecified number of tenge (not excluding zero) to those who can spot when Kazakhstan decided to let go of its...

    6. August 20, 2015

      Emerging market turmoil spreads to western stock markets

      The US stock market slid by the most since February 2014 on Thursday, wiping out all of this year’s gains to trade at a...

    7. August 19, 2015

      Kazakhstan and Vietnam weaken currencies

      Kazakhstan and Vietnam allowed their currencies to fall on Wednesday, fuelling expectations of further depreciations...

    8. July 31, 2015

      IOC picks Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics — despite having little natural snow — and will become the first city to...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 23, 2015

      Soyuz launch

      The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on Thursday, carrying members of the...

    10. July 19, 2015

      Number of UK litigants fighting disputes in High Court rebounds

      The numbers of UK litigants fighting commercial disputes in London’s High Court has rebounded during the past year —...

    11. June 29, 2015

      European satellite group shares fall in wake of SpaceX explosion

      Shares in European satellite groups including SES, Eutelsat, Inmarsat and Avanti fell on Monday morning following the...

    12. June 29, 2015

      US space assumptions explode along with cargo

      It was a puff of smoke 139 seconds into the Falcon 9 rocket’s voyage towards the International Space Station that...

    13. June 17, 2015

      Securities regulators’ group calls for end to ‘safe havens’

      Countries such as Venezuela, Ghana and Kazakhstan need to sign up to information-sharing agreements between securities...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2015

      A safe landing

      Ground personnel help International Space Station (ISS) crew member Anton Shkaplerov of Russia out of the Soyuz TMA-15M...

    15. May 21, 2015

      University College London eyes global closures over cost concerns

      University College London is considering closing down its international campuses as it dismantles its bricks and mortar...

    16. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    17. May 18, 2015

      Russian rocket failures raise questions for satellite makers

      On Saturday morning, the fiery remains of a rocket fell over Siberia as the latest attempt to establish an orbital ring...

    18. 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...

    19. May 4, 2015

      China must prove Silk Road plan is serious

      On a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, Xi Jinping reminded his hosts of their shared commercial ties along the Silk Road,...

    20. April 29, 2015

      Russian spacecraft spinning out of control in orbit

      Space administrators were forced for the second time in six months to abandon an attempt to resupply the International...

    21. 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,...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2015

      Under shadow of hostility and distrust, Kazakhstan faces tough choices

      The increased tensions between Russia and the west, the continuing problems in the global economy and the rising threat...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      China's Silk Road plan is already taking shape

      Over the weekend of 28-29 March 2015, a Chinese government “special leading group” was set up to oversee progress on...

    24. March 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin brushes off ‘gossip’ over mystery absence

      Vladimir Putin made his first public appearance in 11 days on Monday, brushing aside rumours that he was seriously ill...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Returning from the International Space Station

      The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of Nasa, Alexander...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Guest post: China and Russia - allies not frenemies in central Asia

      By Diana Gapak, Daniyar Kosnazarov and Gavin Bowring Often likened to being “between a rock and a hard place”, Central...

    27. March 10, 2015

      Chevron expects sharp slowdown in output growth at end of decade

      Chevron, the US oil group, expects a sharp slowdown in its production growth towards the end of the decade as it cuts...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Even without the conflict, Russia is bad for Ukraine and the CIS: Fitch

      It is news to no-one that Ukraine is suffering fall-out from Russia. But in a study to be published on Thursday that...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Pressure builds on Kazakh tenge as Azerbaijan plans to abandon peg

      Pressure for a devaluation of Kazakhstan’s beleaguered currency is building as the country adjusts to weaker oil prices...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      February 6, 2015

      An eye for an eagle

      Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwest China, travel to a festival...

    31. January 29, 2015

      Russia buys record amounts of gold

      Russia accounted for about one-third of central banks’ gold purchases last year as the country spent more on the metal...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015


      With apologies for the angelic imagery, here’s BNP Paribas on Wednesday (our emphasis): In our analysis, six EM...

    33. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    34. Lex Live

      January 19, 2015

      KAZ minerals: a low-cost producer?

      No one rings a bell on the day that a given market hits the bottom. That is the reason for owning assets that everyone...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      Blessing the river for Epiphany

      An Orthodox priest immerses a cross in the Bolshaya Almatinka river to bless its water during an Epiphany ceremony in...

    36. January 9, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Promising Waters’ by Mila Teshaieva at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee

      ‘Promising Waters’ by Mila Teshaieva Mila Teshaieva, who was born in Ukraine in 1974 and now lives in Berlin, is a...

    37. January 8, 2015

      Russia: Dangers of isolation

      Welcome to Russia,” says the big sign marking the border from Belarus on the main road from Minsk to Moscow. But as...

    38. January 6, 2015

      Central Asia Metals avoids pitfalls of mining

      Kounrad, a small copper project in Kazakhstan, is miles away from BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in every sense. Built...

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