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  1. April 16, 2014

    UK to revoke asylum status of Kazakh banker-activist

    The UK has decided to revoke the asylum status it granted in 2011 to Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former banker accused of fraud and...

  2. 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 string...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    Eni: any difference?

    An axiom for the oil business: drill for the stuff where you’ve found it before. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi’s...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Former Kazakh banker wins appeal against extradition from France

    Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive former Kazakh banker and political activist, has won his appeal against a decision by a French...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks joined a global rally following gains on Wall Street, where stocks notched record highs to begin the...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING -”When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Russian threat to retaliate over JPMorgan block

    Russia has threatened to retaliate against US diplomatic missions after JPMorgan Chase blocked a money transfer from a...

  6. March 26, 2014

    Egypt and Russia to boost trade ties as US influence wanes

    Egypt is discussing a trade agreement with the customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in the latest sign that...

  7. March 24, 2014

    Russian moves unsettle neighbours in Central Asia and Caucasus

    When Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, on Sunday broke ranks with Moscow to criticise its annexation of Crimea as...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Guest post: Putin grabs the Crimea but loses Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has said that Russia reserves the...

  10. March 17, 2014

    TeliaSonera faces US probes on Uzbekistan corruption allegations

    TeliaSonera is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over corruption allegations in Uzbekistan in a...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Landing back on earth

    Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, is helped out of...

  12. March 7, 2014

    Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

    The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

  13. March 6, 2014

    Kashagan fails to live up to promise

    What happens when geology, politics and corporate bureaucracy collide? The answer is Kashagan, the $50bn oilfield in the...

  14. February 27, 2014

    Kazakhmys shares leap on proposal for mines spin-off

    Kazakhmys is planning to transfer its underperforming mines to its largest shareholder in what would be the latest in a...

  15. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  16. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Guest post: possible knock-on effects of the Ukraine crisis

    By Timonthy Ash of Standard Bank With the dramatic events in Kiev and beyond, investors are asking what contagion risks are...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2014

    Ukraine: how stressed can you get?

    We did this a couple of days ago but here it is again: the $1.6bn bond of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state gas company, due on...

  18. February 12, 2014

    Supply cuts light up uranium prospects

    Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the tremors continue to reverberate through the uranium...

  19. February 11, 2014

    Kazakhmys bolstered by currency devaluation

    Kazakhmys is set to benefit from a 19 per cent currency devaluation in Kazakhstan, giving the copper miner a short-term...

  20. February 11, 2014

    Kazakhstan devalues tenge by almost 20%

    Kazakhstan has become the latest country to weaken its currency in response to a round of regional devaluations and a...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    EM currency contagion hits Kazakhstan, tenge tumbles

    Kazakh tenge slumps by over 18 per cent in morning trade By Claire Nutall of bne in Astana Kazakhstan became the latest...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Kazakhstan bank merger: no respite for fugitive Ablyazov

    Merger this way Two of Kazakhstan’s largest banks are merging to create Central Asia’s largest lender. The $1bn deal will...

  23. Nick Butler

    January 29, 2014

    Shell – what went wrong?

    Later this week the management of Royal Dutch Shell will finally explain why it has issued a profits warning only 12 weeks...

  24. January 27, 2014

    Europe’s fear of Russia is a rerun of Soviet mistakes

    Many Europeans believe the nascent economic union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia is hostile to the EU’s objectives....

  25. January 24, 2014

    Ukraine: On the front line

    Smoke drifts over Kiev’s Hrushevskoho street in a scene that resembles trench warfare. Protesters lob fire bombs and...

  26. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2014

    Kazakhstan's banks: the wild east for consumer loans

    Something strange is happening in Kazakhstan. Over 12 per cent of consumer loans are non-performing and yet the banks are...

  27. January 20, 2014

    Central Asian states must unite to halt the spread of jihadism

    The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan this year is almost as worrying to the country’s neighbours as to the Afghans...

  28. January 13, 2014

    Lord Mandelson adds BP to Global Counsel’s elite client list

    Lord Mandelson’s advisory group has added oil company BP to its roster of clients that has featured companies from across a...

  29. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    New York Headlines

    * Mumbai seeks lift off from air terminal * China overtakes US as largest goods trader * Infosys sparks hopes of sustained...

  30. January 9, 2014

    France agrees to extradite former Kazakh banker Ablyazov to Russia

    A court in France has agreed to a request by Russia to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive former Kazakh banker and...

  31. 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...

  32. January 2, 2014

    Russia-led union risks new divisions

    In Vladimir Putin’s first two terms as president, he set about turning Russia into an “energy superpower”. When the rise of...

  33. January 1, 2014

    Opec supply risk divides oil strategists

    For a third year, international oil prices have gone nowhere. Brent, the global marker, has averaged more than $108 a barrel...

  34. December 27, 2013

    Deported family of fugitive Kazakh banker return to Rome

    The wife and daughter of a fugitive Kazakh banker have arrived back in Rome seven months after they were arrested and...

  35. December 26, 2013

    Ethics: End of the hard sell?

    When Johnson & Johnson wanted to boost prescriptions of Natrecor, a heart medicine, it channelled more than $100,000 through...

  36. December 24, 2013

    Kazakhstan agrees fugitive family can leave

    Kazakhstan has agreed to allow the wife and daughter of a prominent fugitive ex-banker and political activist, Mukhtar...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    December 13, 2013

    Christmas fur

    Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters A woman tries on a fur outfit at the Christmas Art Fair in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday ...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    Ukraine's muddle-through: running out of time?

    Reports from Kiev say opposition party headquarters have been raided by government troops and independent media outlets...

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