State buyout of Tsesnabank loans might hint at lingering Kazakh banking sector woes

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2018

Conflicting statements on liquidity by country’s second largest lender raise eyebrows.

Ruble fallout sends Kazakh tenge to brink of all-time low

Kanat Shaku in Almaty September 14, 2018

Some local economists argue the link between the two currencies is very much a political phenomenon that is not grounded in good economics.

Fast fashion’s race to the frontiers

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 13, 2018

The fast fashion business model revolutionised mass market retail in the 2000s but as Western markets become saturated the heady rise in profits is slowing, causing retailers to look to Eastern Europe and other emerging markets.

Turkish, Russian devaluations are spilling over into Central Asia and the Caucuses

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2018

The Turkish currency crisis is not expected to cause contagion in other emerging markets but it has hurt the currencies of its regional neighbours where it plays a more important role via trade, banking and investment links.

Kazakh tenge falls to weakest dollar rate since early 2016

Kanat Shaku in Almaty August 14, 2018

Emerging market currency likely feeling impact of souring sentiment on sanctions-hit Russia and dumping of Turkish lira.