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West might talk tough on Russia sanctions enforcement, but it may have to settle for half-hearted promises from region.
For the first time in six months, companies expanded staffing levels.
A joint investigation by German magazine Der Spiegel and the Organised Crime and Corruption Research Centre has uncovered details of how banned technology is avoiding sanctions and is being shipped via Kazakhstan into Russia.
Leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Kremlin for a summit on May 25, as Russia takes over the chairmanship pursues a strategic break with Europe.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
Some observers conclude, however, that the big event produced lots of rhetoric and little action.
Beijing woos region at a time when Russia is too distracted by the Ukraine war to focus effectively on its backyard.
Stans were eager for red carpet treatment. Notably, Russia was not invited.
Sberbank Kazakhstan was the second largest commercial bank and one of the leading banks that financed small and medium enterprises and the corporate sector.
Inflation remains a drag on growth in Emerging Europe, along with sluggish growth in advanced economies and stricter financing conditions in Central Europe and the Baltic states.
Development bank holds its annual meeting in Central Asia for the first time in 12 years.
Gold, silver and copper miner in difficulty as Moscow has listed Jersey, where it is headquartered, as an “unfriendly country”.
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) will host a conference for major investors in infrastructure and ESG project in Almaty, Kazakhstan on May 15-17 to promote inter-regional and sustainable investments as well as climate issues.
Kaspersky Lab probed offers in dark shadowy corners of the internet for AI-driven synthetic media services that could be used in fraud, extortion or other crimes.
The leaders of Central Asia's five republics plus Armenia's PM arrived in Moscow to stand by Putin for the annual May 9 Victory Day parade, despite strong US pressure to downgrade and even break ties with Russia where possible.
Degree of optimism among firms, however, registers a 30-month low.
Companies boosted amid strengthening demand. Output up for second month in a row due to growth in new orders. Purchasing activity also increased. Price and supply pressures eased, but staff retention causing difficulties.
As Russia’s war in Ukraine upends the flow of fuels and commodities around the globe, countries including its ex-Soviet neighbours are hunting for alternative routes that avoid Russia.
At least one leading financial services company is cutting back its exposure to Russian nationals.