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A deadly shooting on the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan has provided a grim illustration of the limitations in the free circulation of people and trade between the two nations despite the optimistic forecasts of those championing the...
A civic rights activist in Kazakhstan who once led the charge for political change has been sentenced to two years of limited freedom, marking the culmination of her downfall.  A court in Almaty’s Almaly district this week ruled to find 39-year...
The wife of a businessman arrested in Kazakhstan on suspicion of heading a criminal racketeering gang is crying foul with allegations that security service agents are torturing her spouse. But Murathan Tokmadi, who runs a major glass-making factory...
The era of economic doom and gloom may be coming to a close in Kazakhstan — at least that’s the assessment of international ratings groups like Moody’s. Moody’s earlier this week raised Kazakhstan’s sovereign rating to Baa3 and improved its...
Kazakhstan is, as expected, bracing to drift away from its role in the OPEC oil production cap in the coming two months.  Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said at an industry conference in Istanbul over the weekend that Kazakhstan’s withdrawal...
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...