"Westlessness" dominates the discussion at the Munich Security Conference

Ben Aris in Berlin February 16, 2020

The West has lost the initiative to illiberal powers like China and Russia that are now acting on their own, according to the "Westlessness" report produced ahead of the Munich Security Summit.

Kazakh industrial output up by 4.1% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2020

Kazakhstan's industrial output rose by 4.1% y/y in January, according to figures released by the State Statistics Committee on February 11.

#bneTech: OneWeb’s big satellite launch at Kazakh cosmodrome steps up race with Bezos, Musk to offer high-speed internet “everywhere”

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 7, 2020

UK company has Soyuz rockets deal and $1.7bn backing from Airbus, Coca-Cola, Virgin, Qualcomm and Softbank to deploy global network.

World Bank advising Kazakhstan on taxing sugary drinks

Kanat Shaku in Almaty January 30, 2020

Non-communicable diseases including health problems related to too much sugar consumption costing country’s economy around €5.5bn.

Slovenia ranks first in emerging Europe in social mobility

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Most economies are failing to provide the conditions in which their citizens can thrive, said the World Economic Forum on releasing its new social mobility index.

Kazakh fugitive banker Ablyazov to face in-absentia trial in Moscow

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Investigators claim he developed complex schemes aimed at financing investment projects in Russia, enabling him to systematically embezzle funds of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank.