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    1. October 9, 2014

      Leaking pipelines to add up to $4bn in costs to Kashagan oil project

      The cost of Kashagan, already the world’s most expensive oil project, is set to rise by nearly $4bn as the companies...

    2. October 8, 2014

      ENRC abandons part of legal case against former director

      ENRC, the miner that withdrew its listing from the London Stock Exchange last year amid a criminal investigation, has...

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    1. October 7, 2014

      Investors snap up Kazakhstan dollar bond

      Investors flocked to Kazakhstan’s first dollar-denominated bond in more than a decade, the first sovereign bond deal to...

    2. October 5, 2014

      Kazakhstan first to introduce post-Argentina bond contracts

      The first test of new rules created in response to Argentina’s default at the hands of US bond investors is expected to...

    3. October 2, 2014

      IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Winter Olympic bid

      Having amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, there was no surprise when Norway threw its hat in the ring to...

    4. September 30, 2014

      Exxon considers its course after sanctions hit Russian ambitions

      At another time or in a different place, the oil and gas field ExxonMobil has discovered in the Russian Arctic would have...

    5. September 29, 2014

      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit

      China unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to India shortly before a state visit to the country this month by President Xi...

    6. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Soyuz TMA 14 M blast off

      Yuri Kochetkov/EPA The Soyuz TMA 14 M blast off from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan carrying members of the mission Russian...

    8. September 25, 2014

      Kazakhstan revives conflict-hit bond sale

      Kazakhstan has once again announced its intention to borrow money on international debt markets as political tensions...

    9. September 12, 2014

      It is time to stop groupthink, sell momentum and buy value

      ‘But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved...

    10. September 8, 2014

      Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has prostate surgery

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate decision maker, underwent prostate surgery on Monday, according...

    11. September 5, 2014

      Photographs by Nadav Kander reveal Kazakhstan’s nuclear past

      The name Kurchatov is not immediately recognisable in the way that Hiroshima or Chernobyl are. The small town on the steppes...

    12. 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 partners...

    13. August 28, 2014

      China issues crude import licence to group not owned by the state

      China has issued a crude import licence to a non-state-owned company after months of expectations, in a grudging first step...

    14. August 14, 2014

      Gold loses shine as Chinese curb jewellery purchases

      India regained its position as the world’s leading gold buyer in the second quarter as Chinese demand for jewellery, gold...

    15. August 6, 2014

      Moscow kickback set to squeeze western airlines

      Russia is mulling retaliatory measures against international sanctions imposed on it over the Ukraine crisis – including a...

    16. August 1, 2014

      Chevron boosted by strong crude demand

      Chevron, the second-ranked US oil major by market capitalisation, delivered improved quarterly earnings of $5.7bn as strong...

    17. July 27, 2014

      Miners: the hole truth

      In 1530, Charles V was the last Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by a pope. He paid for it with the Royal Fifth: a levy upon...

    18. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

    19. July 17, 2014

      Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

      Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 14, 2014

      Pemex reform: is Mexico getting it right?

      As secondary legislation to enact Mexico’s historic energy reform chugs through Congress and the clock ticks towards a...

    21. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a bidding...

    22. July 6, 2014

      Leading Kazakh bank eyes foreign expansion

      Kazkommertsbank, Kazakhstan’s largest bank by assets, is planning an international expansion after closing a deal to take...

    23. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2014

      Devaluation helps Kazakh trade figures - for now

      Kazakhstan’s surprise devaluation of its currency earlier this year appears to be paying off. The central Asian nation...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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:...

    26. June 17, 2014

      Kazakhmys short sellers squeezed again

      Kazakhmys short sellers were squeezed again on Tuesday as confidence grew that the miner will be able to spin off its...

    27. June 15, 2014

      European oil majors: petrol pumps

      Eni’s new chief executive Claudio Descalzi has had a good first month. He has renegotiated a key gas contract with Gazprom...

    28. June 13, 2014

      Kyrgyzstan: democracy under pressure

      When I travelled to Kyrgyzstan during the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the capital city had a handful of private...

    29. June 13, 2014

      Kazakhstan to extend contract for $50bn Kashagan oil project

      Kazakhstan has signed a deal with the oil companies developing the huge Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea that paves the...

    30. June 9, 2014

      Russia’s neighbours: Primary colours

      In the Palace of Independence in Astana, the post-Soviet capital of Kazakhstan, the three heads of state rose to their feet...

    31. June 6, 2014

      Volga puts itself up for sale

      Shares in Volga Gas hit a 52-week high of 135p on Thursday after the company, which holds licences in the Volga region of...

    32. June 5, 2014

      Opec focus switches to supply challenge

      When Opec last met six months ago the discussion in and around its secretariat building in central Vienna centred on how the...

    33. May 29, 2014

      Dry weather threat to wheat crop in key regions

      Continuing dry weather in the key wheat-growing regions of Russia and Kazakhstan is putting commodities traders on high...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2014

      Heading to the International Space Station

      Dmitry Lovetsky/AP The Soyuz TMA-13M space ship launches atop the Soyuz-FG rocket booster at the Russian leased Baikonur...

    35. May 29, 2014

      Japanese head of ADB welcomes rival Chinese fund

      The president of the Japan-dominated Asian Development Bank has cautiously welcomed a proposal by China to set up a rival...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      France's Total breaks with Russia censure to do Lukoil deal

      As western governments impose sanctions on Russia, international majors with interests in the country have stayed out of the...

    37. May 22, 2014

      Platinum jumps on South Africa strike fears

      Platinum has risen to its highest level since September on concerns that a crippling four-month strike at South African...

    38. May 22, 2014

      Polymetal buys Kazakh gold project for $600m

      Polymetal International is to pay at least $619m for a gold project in Kazakhstan, ending a search for deals with an asset...

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