Slovenia ranks first in emerging Europe in social mobility

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Most economies are failing to provide the conditions in which their citizens can thrive, said the World Economic Forum on releasing its new social mobility index.

Kazakh fugitive banker Ablyazov to face in-absentia trial in Moscow

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Investigators claim he developed complex schemes aimed at financing investment projects in Russia, enabling him to systematically embezzle funds of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank.

How interconnected are the economies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan? Inflation and rates outlook for 2020

Ben Aris in Berlin January 12, 2020

In 1991 the Soviet Union broke apart and created 15 independent countries. But over the last three decades, while these countries are politically independent, the economies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan (KRUB) remain joined at the hip.

OUTLOOK 2020 Kazakhstan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty January 1, 2020

Country’s new leader Tokayev has introduced spending and reforms after a first year marred by unrest on the streets. Behind-the-scenes power dynamics remain in flux. Drive to expand non-oil growth continues.

Kazakhstan delays big oil, airline and telecoms IPOs again

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 27, 2019

Officials act amid market uncertainty after hired advisers say they should wait on valuations to improve.