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.
Kazakhstan manufacturing PMI posted 48.5 in February, as the rate of decline eased thanks to an increase in new orders.
New restrictions imposed in countries struggling with a vicious second wave of the pandemic.
Index reading seen as showing a "notable bump in the road in the recovery" of Kazakhstan's manufacturing sector.
New coronavirus infections continued to rise alarmingly in Central and Southeast Europe as the centre of the pandemic shifts back to Europe.