Eurasia / Tech

Kazakhstan: Sanctions likely behind fresh delay at new Baikonur launchpad

Eurasianet June 29, 2022

Russian space chief Dmitri Rogozin has indicated that developers of a craft being designed for the pad will have to work around sanctions.

Uzbekistan’s IT sector on fire and targeting the vast US market

Ben Aris in Berlin June 18, 2022

One country’s brain drain is another country’s gain. In the competitive business of IT outsourcing, Uzbekistan wants to wind up on the right side of that equation.

Iran may be heartbeat away from first unicorn

bne IntelIiNews May 24, 2022

Ride-hailing app Snapp! said to be near to claiming $1bn valuation.

‘Market disruptor’ TBC UZ makes digital bank inroads in Uzbekistan

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent May 10, 2022

The fintech is reporting eyecatching market growth figures.

Kazakh authorities criticise ex-president Nazarbayev’s brother over involvement in cryptomining

bne IntelliNews March 16, 2022

Government inspections also revealed other notable political and business figures involved in crypto mining in Kazakhstan.