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    1. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Kazakhstan raises rates 100bps to 17%

      The National Bank of Kazakhstan has raised its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to 17 per cent as the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2016

      Further reading

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    1. January 28, 2016

      KAZ Minerals jumps 16% after hitting production targets

      Shares in KAZ Minerals have surged more than 16 per cent this morning, as the Kazakhstan-focused miner hit copper...

    2. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      KAZ Minerals production dips amid lower quality ores

      Kazakhstan-focused copper miner KAZ Minerals mined three times as much copper ore last year as in the previous year,...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Oil climbs as exit from bearish positions begins

      Traders have started to increase bets on a recovery in oil by the end of the year, backing the view that recent selling...

    4. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      CDS pressure suggests downgrades loom

      The credit default swaps of 110 investment grade companies are currently priced at levels that imply junk status,...

    5. January 18, 2016

      Kazakh tenge trounced amid Iran export angst

      The Kazakh tenge is getting hammered today amid fears that the lifting of sanctions on Iran will intensify the oil glut...

    6. January 17, 2016

      Kazakh wealth fund fires senior executive

      Sovereign wealth funds are notoriously secretive. Contact 10 for a story and you are guaranteed that most, if not all,...

    7. January 14, 2016

      Delayed oil projects total nears $400bn

      Energy groups have shelved nearly $400bn of spending on new oil and gas projects since the crude price collapse,...

    8. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Oil and China tug Kazakh tenge to new low

      The Kazakh tenge has slumped to a fresh record low this morning, as oil prices keep sliding and angst surrounding...

    9. January 8, 2016

      Kazakh sovereign wealth fund is latest victim of oil price fall

      Kazakhstan’s $64.2bn sovereign wealth fund has become the latest victim of the collapse in the price of oil and is...

    10. December 15, 2015

      Tim Peake reaches International Space Station

      Tim Peake became the UK’s first official astronaut, when he reached the International Space Station on board a Russian...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2015

      Peake performance

      The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS,...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2015

      Peake prepares for liftoff

      Dmitry Lovetsky/Reuters British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International...

    13. December 14, 2015

      Peake provides lift-off for renewed British space policy

      British astronaut Tim Peake is set for launch on a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station on Tuesday,...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      December 14, 2015

      Blessing the Soyuz

      © A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the media and well-wishers after a service at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan...

    15. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Kazakh tenge cements position as worst performer

      Kazakhstan’s tenge has cemented its position as the world’s worst-performing currency this year, plunging to a fresh...

    16. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      Citi promotes bankers to senior roles in E Europe

      Christmas is coming early for two of Citi’s top investment bankers in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and...

    17. December 7, 2015

      Economic woes heap pressure on emerging market banks

      Weak economic growth, slumping currencies and commodity prices, capital outflows and rising political risks are...

    18. December 2, 2015

      Vitol in $3bn deal with Kazakh state oil group KMG

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, will extend up to $3bn in advance payments to KazMunaiGas, as...

    19. November 24, 2015

      Dollar-peg exporters stung by oil rout

      Oil and much of the foreign exchange market are miserable bedfellows. The close relationship between falling commodity...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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....

    22. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Rule of law risks weigh on Kazakhstan's privatisation

      By Camilla Hagelund,Verisk Maplecroft In the face of his country’s ongoing economic turmoil, Kazakh President...

    23. 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...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2015

      Closer links between Kazakhstan and the UK are essential as we face a coming storm

      The global economy faces a severe chill. Demand is shrinking, prices are falling, currencies are struggling and credit...

    25. 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...

    26. November 1, 2015

      Eurasian Resources Group seeks to draw a line under scandals

      Two years ago, Benedikt Sobotka was given a daunting task: clean up Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. When in...

    27. 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...

    28. October 23, 2015

      Central Asian oil importers hit the buffers

      Economic growth will slow more sharply in central Asia’s oil and gas importers than in its energy exporters this year,...

    29. October 14, 2015

      China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

      The handful of shiny new buildings sprouting out of a barren landscape of dusty steppe and rusting shipping containers...

    30. October 11, 2015

      Taliban advance in Afghanistan sparks Central Asia fears

      Kyrgyzstan is reinforcing its borders in response to Taliban advances in northern Afghanistan, according to the...

    31. 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...

    32. October 5, 2015

      Telenor/VimpelCom: when it’s over it’s over

      They don’t ring a bell when a market bottoms. But if Russia is not at least approaching its nadir, one shudders to...

    33. October 4, 2015

      Italy seeks to prosecute S&P and Fitch over ratings

      Prosecutors in Italy are preparing to reopen the wounds of the eurozone debt crisis as they fight a crisis-era...

    34. October 4, 2015

      Frontier investors adopt wait-and-see approach

      Frontier markets, with their high growth potential, young populations and rising incomes, are expected to transform...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2015

      Astana horses

      A woman with a pram walks past a street art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan. ...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2015

      Hurdles ahead along the "New Silk Road"

      By Wolfgang Lehmacher and Victor Padilla-Taylor, World Economic Forum In October 2012, Wang Jisi – professor at Beijing...

    37. September 17, 2015

      TeliaSonera set for Eurasia exodus in wake of corruption claims

      TeliaSonera, deeply shaken by a corruption scandal in Uzbekistan, is to withdraw from all central Asian countries as...

    38. September 15, 2015

      Currency devaluation places Kazakhstan central bank under pressure

      When Kairat Kelimbetov describes the past few months, he refers to the period before August’s market turmoil as “prewar...

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