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In an inevitable development, the government of Kazakhstan has decided to name the airport in the capital city in honor of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. As soon as Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev signed a decree to that effect on June 20, the...
The EXPO-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan’s latest glitzy and expensive attempt to showcase its development to the world, is not proving a public relations success. One episode that became avoidably embarrassing began with Foreign Policy magazine...
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has announced it is testing a mobile app to enable investors to buy and sell short-term debt obligations using blockchain — the same technology underlying cryptocurrencies like BitCoin. The National Bank said in a...
Officials with the security services and Interior Ministry in Kazakhstan this week detained a major industrialist that they say headed a criminal racketeering gang that terrorized business owners. KTK television station reported in a sensational...
Banks in Kazakhstan are cutting back on lending to the construction sector out of concern over the stubborn rate of defaults among homebuyers, according to research published by economic monitoring agency Energyprom.kz. The lack of...
Kazakhstan’s energy officials are continuing to officially confirm to the public what is already widely known by now — that they have no intention to stick by pledges on oil output curbs. While committed to seeing cuts across the board among OPEC...
When giant French retailer Carrefour arrived in Kazakhstan, it was deemed an event so important that President Nursultan Nazarbayev dropped in for the opening. But on May 30, only 16 months after Carrefour opened its doors, the retailer announced...
The government in Kazakhstan looks set to intensify its war on what it dubs “non-traditional Islam” by drafting laws banning clothing and other attributes adopted by ultra-orthodox Muslims. Almaty TV reported this week that a law that could be...
Kazakhstan’s beleaguered state pensions fund has found itself the target of a fresh bout of public indignation after losing hundreds of millions in a doomed Azerbaijani investment.   Privately run broadcaster KTK reported this week that...
The head of a media rights group in Kazakhstan has been stabbed as he was on his way for discussions with a diplomat and international media experts about shrinking press freedoms in the country. The head of civil society group Ar.Rukh.Khak,...