But pandemic has delayed restart of convergence with Western Europe until 2023.
State-run Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan's largest telco, plans to produce more of its own content, seeing it as a promising direction of development at a time when regular telecom services are no longer as profitable as they used to be.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Getting an IKEA store is a good guide to how developed a country is. And the Swedish furniture store has an uncanny knack for opening their yellow and blue stores exactly at the beginning of a country's rapid growth phase.
Climate change, farming and a lack of cooperation risk another Aral Sea disaster.
Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.
Subsidiary PSNA admitted making illicit gains from payments made to Unaoil to secure contracts in chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas industries.
Czech-owned consumer lending group adapts to COVID-19 by shifting to smaller loans and pushing digitilisation.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Copper prices are approaching their all-time high as investors flood into the market for the red/green metal.
Despite the COVID crunch, Uzbekistan’s borrowing has blossomed. Tajikistan appears headed for trouble.
Emerging Europe has a growing number of female politicians taking a stand against corruption and authoritarianism.
A decision over oil production levels and prices looks to have been delayed for a month following the OPEC+ meeting, between OPEC’s 13 members and 10 other non-OPEC countries, on March 4.
It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.
Kazakh authorities hope to reduce reliance on hydrocarbons exports and become a net food exporter with an eye on the Chinese market.
Accelerator Lab to focus on helping improve livelihoods through digitalisation, and supporting Kazakhstan's green transition.
Kazakhstan manufacturing PMI posted 48.5 in February, as the rate of decline eased thanks to an increase in new orders.
Kaspi.kz has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic-driven shift to digital services by people who have been forced to largely stay indoors.
Exploration well in Mangystau region showed substantial gushes of oil.
Populist measure meant to make housing more affordable for the middle class—but the effect might be just the opposite.