Kazakhstan

Political hostility to journalists intensifies from Central Europe to Eurasia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.

Clearstream to hook Ukraine and Kazakhstan up to international markets

Ben Aris in London April 24, 2018

When Russia hooked its capital markets into the global financial system in 2012 it caused a revolution. Billions of dollars poured into the local government bond market. Now Kazakhstan and Ukraine want to join the party.

China-Europe container traffic across EEU to almost double by 2020

bne IntelliNews April 16, 2018

Increased transit container traffic through the Eurasian Economic Union will depend on trade between China and the EU, but transit states will need to expand their transport infrastructure and remove a number of barriers, EDB report says.

Kazakh tenge clobbered 5% in a day as sanctions trip up Russia

Nizom Khodjayev in Almaty April 10, 2018

No sign of panic in commercial capital Almaty but central bank intervention likely if ripple effect spreads.

MAPLECROFT RISK BRIEFING: Will convention on Caspian unlock oil and gas exploration scope?

Camilla Hagelund of Verisk Maplecroft March 16, 2018

It is plausible to think hydrocarbon resources might be opened up by a border deal between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan but the Iranians would have plenty to say about that.

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