The incumbent’s absence from the debate will bear him no political cost. His five rivals will all lose soundly this weekend.
Prices are important economic signals. High prices – whether for energy foodstuffs, etc., are signals to the world to (a) supply more; (b) substitute; or (c) conserve. But how do you bring inflation down?
Research indicates that a fifth of buildings plus 40% of railways and roads on endangered parts of Himalayan Qinhai-Tibet Plateau are in trouble, driven by climate change.
Kazakhstan is itching to get its lithium out of the ground.
Sanctions on Russia are helping China expand its market share in the region.
The president claimed “trained militants” were behind nationwide unrest in January. Ten months later, no evidence has come to light supporting his claim.
Plans are modest compared to privatisation proposals floated in the past.
Inflation appears to be under control in Uzbekistan and to have peaked in Georgia and Armenia, but with prices still rising in Kazakhstan the regulator is ready to raise rates “as much as necessary,” the countries' central bank governors said.
COP26 has not delivered so far on the promises made in Glasgow in November 2021, with companies failing to move towards zero emissions pledges and the world as a whole not meeting the targets and aspirations laid down.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s team sees re-election with a sweeping mandate as the end to a transition that began in 2019.
Output, howevr, fell for the second month running as difficulties with sourcing materials continued.
The plan is to turn waters from the Caspian Sea into clean hydrogen for export.
The world is heading for a 2.8°C rise in global warming by 2100 unless governments urgently improve their emissions targets, the UN warned, otherwise the window of opportunity to take the required climate action will slam shut.
Benchmark raised 150 basis points to 16%, the highest it has been in six years. Inflation stands at 19.7%.
Global carbon emissions will peak in 2025 as the world reaches a “historic turning point” and governments pour investment into renewables to counteract the energy crisis that has gripped the world this year.
The combined climate pledges of 193 governments would limit global warming to 2.5°C by 2100, way above the Paris Agreement goals of 1.5°C.
Russia and China are the dominant trade and investment partners for Central Asian countries. But their dominance in the region is now being challenged by Turkey and Iran in a return to the "Great Game."
With Ukraine’s sunflower exports forecast to plummet this year, Kazakhstan is moving to fill the gap.
The International Monetary Fund has said that it expects inflation pressures to be significant around the world in 2022. Inflation is predicted to be worse in developing economies, where price increases are projected to reach 9.9% on average.
Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and Uzbeks all looking to make the most out of relocations.