The worsening economic data coming out of the US and yet another coronavirus lockdown in China will tip the world into a global recession, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a note on July 1.
To the surprise of many, each of the Central Asian Republics has maintained a neutral stance on Russia’s military operations in Ukraine.
Russian space chief Dmitri Rogozin has indicated that developers of a craft being designed for the pad will have to work around sanctions.
Vladimir Putin wants to reorientate Russian trade east and south. To some extent, such a strategy will be complicated by an avoid-Russia-at-all-costs mentality drawing commerce to a ‘Middle Corridor’.
An 8% rise in global energy investment in 2022 to $2.4 trillion, driven by a 12% rise in clean energy spending, is still far from enough to tackle the energy crisis and to put the world on the path to a greener and more secure energy future.
Inflation is being driven up by the food crisis and disrupted supply chains, first during the pandemic and now due to the war in Ukraine, leading to fears of stagflation for the whole world.
A new book exposes the hollowness of many Western assumptions about China’s role in Central Asia.
Hours later, Moscow announces difficulties with Kazakh oil shipments. Some analysts, however, argue the Kremlin benefits from Nur-Sultan’s moves to avoid sanctions.
The world’s economy is being hit by an inflation and interest rate shock that shows no sign of abating, Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a recent paper.
The debate around inflation is centre-stage at present, with headline and PPI inflation soaring globally in response to a range of factors but including climate change/transition and Covid-related supply disruptions.
Also says some people in Russia “misrepresent whole situation” by claiming that during January unrest Moscow “saved” Kazakhstan with troop dispatch and now country must for ever “bow at feet” of Kremlin.
There is a widespread feeling of ‘business as usual’. There is very little sense of impending doom. This confidence is misplaced.
Maintaining a healthy planet and ensuring prosperity for all requires a renewed emphasis on reducing environmental impact, sustainability and changing the way the current economic system works.
Energy efficiency must play a central role in meeting the world’s emissions reduction and renewable energy targets.
The conflict in Ukraine and high inflation threaten the global economy with stagflation similar to that experienced in the 1970s, according to a new World Bank forecast.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi used a visit to Central Asia to talk about the United States. But his counterparts wanted to talk business.
President Tokayev promotes referendum result as ending “super-presidential” rule. Some activists say it does nothing of the kind.
Vote set to strip former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev of sweeping powers he held on to, while it will also open way to emergence of new political parties.
The Kazakh manufacturing sector signalled a return to growth in May following a period of disruption caused by the outbreak of war in Ukraine and subsequent imposition of sanctions on Russia, according to the latest purchasing managers' index
Doing business with Russia and Kazakhstan, reopening borders, and honouring the former president’s favourite horse. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.