Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev sticking with Nazarbayev’s economic priorities says Fitch

bne IntelliNews July 29, 2019

New leader whose June arrival in office was shaken by big protests is raising social spending, targeting close-to-balanced budget and resisting further bank rescues.

#bneTech: Kazakhstan attempts to spy on citizens’ web use via encryption-busting Qaznet Trust Certificate

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2019

This "is about surveillance, not security" says IT executive, urging browser-makers such as Mozilla and Google to intervene. Move comes following big anti-regime protests during election.

Kazakhstan hikes car output

bne IntelliNews July 12, 2019

Neighbouring Uzbekistan produced six times more cars than Kazakhstan in 2018 — but that could change with the launch of a new $1.1bn Chinese-Kazakh joint venture.

Central, Eastern and Southeast European sovereigns to return to debt markets on large scale in 2020, Raiffeisen says

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year

Kazakhstan sign agreements with Total and Eni on offshore Abay block and Dunga oil field

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2019

Thanks to gradual economic recovery in 2017-2018, foreign investor interest in Kazakhstan has been on the rise.

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