Three years ago, Central Asia’s largest economy launched a new financial centre, complete with a bourse that runs on a Nasdaq trading platform. So how’s it faring? The jury is still very much out.
The Taliban launched an assault on the northern regions of Afghanistan against government troops about a week ago and have rapidly captured most of the northern provinces.
Russia says it is worried that the Islamic State is gaining strength apace in northern Afghanistan. The United States looks to be bracing itself for a collapsing Afghanistan. But Central Asian states neighbouring Afghanistan are much more sanguine.
As Kazakhstan awaits the Big One, its seismologists are underfunded while ever-taller buildings rise in the earthquake-prone commercial capital.
Hydro needs new investment to replace elderly infrastructure and accelerate the road to net zero, the IEA says.
EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
The situation has arisen because of mischief-making by a so-called patent troll.
The cost of joining the global movement towards net zero is not yet fully known, and both governments and corporations with the highest levels of both greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity face the highest costs for carbon.
162 GW, or 62%, of new renewable capacity was cheaper than new fossil fuel-fired generation in 2020
Russia’s largest online retailer Wildberries has launched direct sales from Belarus, Kazakhstan and China to Russian consumers, the company said in a statement on June 23.
Carnegie analyst identifies Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as long-shot options.
Nur-Sultan likes to boast of its green credentials, but the reality, say researchers, is a carbon-intensive “business as usual.”
The economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are bouncing back from the pandemic recession but this will also stimulate inflation, posing a dilemma for central banks.