Brighter days ahead: The economic bounce back in 2021

Ben Aris in Berlin December 2, 2020

2020 has been one of the worst years in living memory. Worse than 2008. But the global economy should bounce back in 2021 as the pandemic fades thanks to the new vaccines

Attack of the Debt Tsunami: global debt soars to a new all-time high

Ben Aris n Berlin November 19, 2020

The coronacrisis has sent already record-high levels of global debt soaring to giddying new levels, reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in a note released on November 18.

KAZ Minerals says risks around Baimskaya copper project in Russia up due to new government infrastructure plan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 19, 2020

Complex submitted development plan for Chukotka "has resulted in higher infrastructure costs and a delay to the bankable feasibility study".

Kazatomprom resumes activities at all Kazakhstan mining operations

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 12, 2020

Pandemic restrictions thought to have cut 2020 uranium production by around 17.5%.

CFC joins RWC in assessing KAZ Minerals buyout offer as under-valuation

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 12, 2020

Offer will prevent minority shareholders from realising full value of their investment in copper miner, CFC says. RWC has said it is “deeply underwhelmed” by the bid.

The state is back in business

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 11, 2020

This year’s public health crisis has accelerated calls for an increased role of the state in the economy, shows a new report from the EBRD.

China business briefing: Not happy with Kyrgyzstan

Niva Yau for Eurasianet November 6, 2020

Beijing keeps its cool when admonishing wayward satrapies. It has perfected the cold shoulder.

Manufacturing PMI shows Kazakh operating conditions easing in October after September rebound

Kanat Shaku in Almaty November 3, 2020

Index reading seen as showing a "notable bump in the road in the recovery" of Kazakhstan's manufacturing sector.