In front of Putin in Moscow, Belarusian dictator addresses counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia.
The war in Ukraine has interrupted grain exports from the country and could create a global food crisis as vulnerable wheat importing countries in Africa and the Middle East face shortages and rising prices.
The EBRD has cut its 2022 emerging Europe growth forecasts again, reflecting a sharp downgrade for Ukraine and the regional fallout from the war and sanctions.
New orders decreased for fifth successive month due to price hikes and lack of customers. Rate of decline eased significantly from previous month, however, as some firms able to secure new business.
Kazakhstan is set to become the new Turkey, according to enthusiastic sales pitches from Russian travel agencies.
We have all heard the adage that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon could affect the weather patterns on the other side of the planet. Might the war in Ukraine also have such unintended consequences?
Talk show anchor who suggested Kazakhstan might suffer same fate as Ukraine prompts memories of Vladimir Putin once stating that historically “the Kazakhs never had statehood”.
Traders in Kazakhstan, meanwhile, see opportunities in building up re-exports to the Russian market.
Repairs took place a few days after Kazakh officials met with CPC management in Moscow.
Russian, Kazakh officials see potential of the Irtysh, the longest tributary river in the world, as under-exploited.
Alfa-Bank Kazakhstan has been fully bought out by Kazakh peer CenterCredit.
Analyst notes currency reacts to rate of ruble against dollar more than it does to oil price or any other factors.
In its current state, Kazakhstan’s army is in little condition to discourage sabre-rattling from the north.
Some 10,000 Russian citizens have received personal identification numbers in Kazakhstan since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Diplomats are trying to put distance between Nur-Sultan and Moscow, but Tokayev wants to show he is still loyal.
To the West, Russia is once more viewed as an international pariah. For a viable economic path, Moscow must look east and south across Asia. Afghanistan as well as Central Asia could be crucial to its plans.
Currency depreciation and squeezed availability of inputs linked to sanctions effects on Russia send index down to 46.8 in March.
Foreign Minister Lavrov says plans of Islamic State and build-up of detachments of Jamaat Ansarullah and Islamic Movement Uzbekistan around Afghan-Tajik and Afghan-Uzbek borders “are an alarming sign”.
Ukraine's economy forecast to contract by 20% and projections worsen across emerging Europe — except for Eurasian oil and gas producers Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
The West's economic punishment of Moscow may in some ways boost Central Asia's largest economy. On the other hand, Kazakh business worries about getting trapped behind a new Iron Curtain.