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.
Company facing difficulties amid remote nation’s economic woes. Executive reportedly threw himself from window of top Ashgabat hotel.
Turkmenistan has halved its oil exports in recent weeks due to a lack of tankers caused by a clash between Swiss trading house Vitol and Azerbaijan’s SOCAR, Reuters reported last week, citing anonymous traders.
Uzbek, Turkmen efforts have helped bring the militants to the table. Rewards from pipeline, power transmission projects possibly up for grabs.
Providing Uzbeks with link to Caspian Sea seen as main prize in $2.3bn project.