Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor’s fate uncertain once more

Chris Rickleton for Eurasianet February 26, 2021

The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.

Buyout bid for KAZ Minerals raised after undervaluation claims

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 4, 2021

Latest offer also does not represent good value for shareholders says investor. If copper price rises further, viability of deal may be harmed.

Kyrgyzstan: As Japarov assumes power, politicised arrests come thick and fast

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet February 4, 2021

Arrests are coming swiftly for opponents of Kyrgyzstan's new president.

Minority investors say GBP1bn-2bn missing from Kaz Minerals buyout offer valuation

Ben Aris in Berlin February 1, 2021

At the end of October the two largest shareholders of Kazakh mining giant Kaz Minerals announced a massive GBP3bn all cash buyout offer to minority shareholders, as they want to take the company private.

Foreign investors banned from future mining projects in Kyrgyzstan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 1, 2021

New president, the populist Sadyr Japarov, was last October busted out of prison where he was serving sentence stemming from kidnapping linked to protests against Canadian-owned Kumtor gold mine.

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