Kazakhstan

bneGREEN: Green investment must triple to save climate

by Roberta Harrington in London October 12, 2022

Investments in renewable energy need to triple by 2050 to put the world on a net-zero trajectory by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), part of the United Nations.

Long arm of Russian state censor attempts removal of Ukraine war articles published by Kazakh, Kyrgyz media

bne IntelIiNews October 12, 2022

Roskomnadzor targets Russian-language coverage not in line with Kremlin’s official narrative on the conflict.

Putin’s dwindling circle of friends in Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2022

The number of European countries friendly towards Moscow has dwindled to just a handful since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February.

PANNIER: Russia’s two centuries of Central Asia dominance are over

Bruce Pannier October 11, 2022

The disastrous Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a geopolitical tectonic shift. The five ‘stans’ are looking at other foreign partner options.

IMF BLOG: Policymakers need steady hand as storm clouds gather over global economy

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Economic Counsellor and the Director of Research of the IMF. October 11, 2022

One-third of the world economy will likely contract this year or next amid shrinking real incomes and rising prices. The global economy continues to face the challenges of war, a cost-of-living crisis and an energy crisis.

Kazakh president bemoans shrinking lake, doesn’t mention China’s take

Artyem Sochnev for Eurasianet October 11, 2022

Lake Balkhash is fed by the Ili River that originates over the border in China’s Xinjiang region.

Kyrgyzstan scraps military drills in latest sign of Russia’s waning influence in Central Asia

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty October 10, 2022

Move to cancel CSTO exercises made following border fighting with Tajikistan and with Armenia already angry that military bloc has been ‘missing in action’.

Ukraine war leads to traffic jams in Georgia

Nini Gabritchidze for Eurasianet October 7, 2022

International transport routes through Ukraine and Russia have been disrupted, and Georgia has become a popular alternative.

NEMETHY: Is the world heading towards a “polycrisis”?

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors October 5, 2022

According to historian Adam Tooze, we are currently potentially facing a “polycrisis”: a number of smaller to medium-sized crises in the world that have the potential to combine and reinforce each other.

Central Asians targeted in Russia’s desperate mobilisation drive

Eurasianet October 5, 2022

Rights activists insist Central Asian labourers are being conned.

Kazakhstan’s manufacturing PMI signals renewed contraction

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 4, 2022

Period of growth comes to abrupt halt in September.

Kazakhstan: President pins week-long cyberattacks on foreign-based plotters

Eurasianet October 3, 2022

Tokayev says their intention is to derail his political reform agenda.

More pain stored up for Emerging Europe in 2023

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2022

Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.

Kazakhstan shows generous side amid Russian stampede, but tensions are rising

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty September 27, 2022

Pressure to accommodate draft dodgers makes it difficult for a country that nationalists in Russia have targeted with veiled threats over claims to northern territories.

Kazakhstan offers Europe chance to kick its Russian uranium habit

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty September 26, 2022

Obstacle to hopes is Russia’s ownership of 40% of world's uranium conversion infrastructure, vital to making nuclear fuel.

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan warn citizens not to sign up to fight for Russia in Ukraine

bne IntelIiNews September 22, 2022

Warnings issued after opening of Moscow military recruitment centre for foreign citizens amid Putin’s announcement of partial mobilisation.

PANNIER: Putin arrived with little to offer an SCO summit that showed no real clout

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 18, 2022

Disparate interests of organisation’s member nations meant many major issues of the day could not even be discussed. But there was only one dominant member: China.

Kazakhstan: Police locate sense of humour, drop case against satirist

Almaz Kumenov for Eurasianet September 16, 2022

Most visitors to the Instagram account are aware it is not a news website.

Nuclear power's share dropped to record low in OECD, but solar jumped to record highs thanks to hot summer

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2022

Germany’s decision to take its nuclear power plants offline, coupled with production problems with France’s NPPs, saw the share of nuclear power in the OECD countries year to date fall to its lowest level ever, but solar boomed.

China warns against meddling in Kazakhstan ahead of Putin meeting

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet September 15, 2022

It sounded like Xi Jinping was warning Putin against any adventures in Central Asia.

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