The culture minister says he is responding to calls from the public.
Government explanations are hard to believe, and do not hide the poverty and abuse fuelling unrest.
Ahead of hearing, Kazakhstan says it is considering banning transit of sanctioned goods to Russia. Escalation of tensions may pose risk to Western oil assets.
In my opinion, the macro environment is riskier than before the Dotcom Bubble and before the Great Financial Bubble. Why? A nasty cocktail of factors which may reinforce each other:
A Russian court ordered the Caspian Pipeline Consortium to suspend activity for 30 days after the Kazakh president pledged to help Europe restore its energy supplies.
Pockets of weakness persist in emerging markets where real interest rates are deeply negative – and risks for those countries are rapidly mounting.
Social media abuzz over closures after McDonald’s withdrawal from neighbouring Russia earlier this year.
Global efforts to combat climate change are being endangered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the current energy crisis.
Recovery continues after period of disruption caused by the outbreak of war in Ukraine and subsequent imposition of sanctions on Russia
The events in Uzbekistan's Karakalpakstan follow violent unrest in other authoritarian Central Asian states, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, earlier this year.
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.