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End of an era of USSR dictators (or not?)

End of an era of USSR dictators (or not?)

Kazakhstan’s ruler of 30 years Nursultan Nazarbayev has gone. Only he’s not gone. And ordinary Kazakhs who’ve lived through three “Soviet-groomed” decades don’t hold out much hope a handpicked successor will change much about their lives.

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ISTANBUL BLOG: Unstoppable?

ISTANBUL BLOG: Unstoppable?

Erdogan’s ‘Potemkin village’ mega infrastructure tour roars back into view. President’s AKP party not quite fearing election extinction event in Ankara, but the word is their candidate is in trouble.

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CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Hope and darkness in Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Hope and darkness in Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan

The last three decades have been a remarkable but flawed exercise in nation building.

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Georgia sets out to wow China with Black Sea trade nexus dream

Georgia sets out to wow China with Black Sea trade nexus dream

Progress in delivering Anaklia Deep Sea Port and other big investments could make small nation indispensable to Belt and Road infrastructure plans.

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Law enforcement agencies take sides as election tensions rise in Ukraine

Law enforcement agencies take sides as election tensions rise in Ukraine

One of the key players in Ukraine's presidential election is a businessman and politician who is not himself running for office: Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who supervises the national police, and sympathises with the opposition.

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COMMENT: Ukraine has to climb a debt mountain

COMMENT: Ukraine has to climb a debt mountain

Ukraine has a debt mountain to climb with $15bn of bonds to refinance this year and $21bn in 2020. An improving economy gives the country better access to the international capital markets, but the battle remains uphill.

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Nazarbayev steps down after three decades as president

Nazarbayev steps down after three decades as president

Matters have been arranged, however, to ensure the septuagenarian remains the power behind the Kazakh throne.

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Russia's OFZ bond market is under the sword of sanctions

Russia's OFZ bond market is under the sword of sanctions

Heavily overweight in the ruble-denominated state treasury bonds, traders dumped RUB500bn worth of these so-called OFZ last year afraid the US government was going to ban trading and even ownership of the government's workhorse bond

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VOX: Russia’s economy is sick but the pharmaceutical sector is healthy

VOX: Russia’s economy is sick but the pharmaceutical sector is healthy

Russia's pharmaceutical sector is growing fast, but the country remains very dependent on imports as domestic pharmaceutical production is underdeveloped. bne IntelliNews talks to Andrey Osipov, CEO of Santnes, about the business.

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