CEE Monthly Bond Wrap: CE bond issues pick up momentum in November

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2017

There was a flurry of bond issues in Central Europe in November, with a total of seven new bonds that raised $3.4bn, or four-times more than in the same month a year earlier.

Nazarbayev to Kazakh cabinet: Bring back the offshore money or I’ll fire you

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2017

Lambasting state company officials busy “buying yachts and mansions in multiple countries”, president demands the return of $12bn that he says could be “put to work in Kazakhstan”.

Upstream arm of Kazakh oil and gas company KMG to repurchase GDRs

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2017

GDR repurchase is a step towards KMG EP's planned delisting from the LSE and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, which will pave the way for a London listing of its parent company.

Iran's Chabahar Port extension opens export door to Afghanistan, Central Asia for India

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2017

Joint Iranian and Indian investment triples capacity of Iran's only oceanic port as India looks to bypass Pakistan with new trading routes.

Mudslinging contest between Kazakh oligarchs returns to London

Nizom Khodjayev in Bishkek November 27, 2017

The stakes are high for both sides in the long and dirty battle between fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov and his former cohorts within the Kazakh elite.

Atambayev fuels Kazakh-Kyrgyz border 'fire' with Nazarbayev jibe

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 16, 2017

Kyrgyz president hits out at “aged” Kazakh counterpart Nazarbayev as damage to trade mounts up from spat over Astana's claimed “impertinent” meddling in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on behalf of “their flunky”.