Monthly Archive

July 2009

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 27 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Political process

Russia pushes for CAsia energy projects

Russia aims for leading role in boosting economies around war-torn Afghanistan       Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday pushed for energy and transportation projects — in which Russia... read more..

Events and opinions

U.S. ambassador warns Kazakhstan about lawsuits against media,criticizes Internet regulation

U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Richard Hoagland says the numerous slander lawsuits against media organizations and journalists in Kazakhstan make the country farther from Europe. In an interview ... read more..


S&P downgrades Kazakhstan’s banking sector

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said on Wednesday it revised downward to Group 9 from Group 8 its Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment (BICRA) on the Republic of Kazakhstan (foreign currency ra... read more..

Political process

Kazakh Court Upholds Convictions Of Opposition Leaders

The Almaty Appeals Court has upheld guilty verdicts passed against three Kazakh opposition leaders, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Azat party leader Bolat Abilov, unregistered Alga movement lead... read more..


Kazakh’s BTA Bank Says It May Take Years to Recover Its Assets

BTA Bank, Kazakhstan’s largest lender, said it may take years to recover some of its assets after previous management fled. The work to recover BTA Bank assets “isn’t easy, as we need to dis... read more..


BTA Bank projects up to 97 percent creditor losses

Uncertainty around the bank’s financial situation and the lack of progress in negotiating a restructuring agreement.   BTA Bank said on Friday its creditors could face losses of up to 97 perce... read more..


Andrew 'was paid £3m more' for Southyork 'to lobby for Kazakh premier'

The controversial president of Kazakhstan paid £3million above the market value for Prince Andrew’s Royal residence to persuade him to lobby on his behalf, according to a book by the leader’s former s... read more..

Events and opinions

Talk is Cheap, and Now So Is Satellite-Internet Streaming into Iran

Iran keeps making headlines, and some experts say the crackdown there could fuel repression in Central Asia. Stateside, there's a public debate on what to do. An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal s... read more..

Events and opinions

Aliyev, Rakhat: The Godfather-in-law

Ex-Botschafter Aliyev klagt Kasachstans Präsidenten an.   Allein der Unprofessionalität des kasachischen Regimes hat er es zu verdanken, dass er statt in seiner Heimat als politischer Häftling h... read more..

Political process

SPÖ MP admits contact with Kazakh secret-service member

Social Democrat (SPÖ) MP Anton Gaal has admitted to arranging a meeting between an Austrian detective and a member of the Kazakh secret service as a special government commission is to investigate cla... read more..

Events and opinions

Austria To Try Kazakh 'Spy' For Kidnap Attempt

The suspect is thought to have tried to kidnap former Kazakh National Security Committee chief Alnur Musaev.   VIENNA -- Austrian officials say they will put a suspected Kazakh spy on trial in Se... read more..


Nazarbayev Purges Army of Corrupt Top Brass

One month after the dismissal of Kazakhstan's Defense Minister Daniyal Akhmetov by presidential decree on June 17, persistent rumors are still circulating about his alleged suicide. Unconfirmed rep... read more..


*Nazarbayev Purges Army of Corrupt Top Brass*

One month after the dismissal of Kazakhstan's Defense Minister Daniyal Akhmetov by presidential decree on June 17, persistent rumors are still circulating about his alleged suicide. Unconfirmed rep... read more..


Watching and waiting in Kazakhstan's crisis-hit banking sector.

As Kazakhstan enters its third year of crisis, the long-awaited clarity about BTA Bank and Alliance Bank's restructuring is imminent. Kazakhstan's two other "Big 4" lenders - Kazkommertsbank and Halyk... read more..


Turkmenistan signs landmark gas exploration deal.

Turkmenistan has signed a landmark deal granting Caspian Sea gas exploration and extraction rights to a member of the Nabucco pipeline consortium, state media reported. Turkmenistan signed the cont... read more..


Kazakhstan central bank grapples with CDS headache

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, lies thousands of miles from London’s trading rooms – let alone the political lobbyists in Washington. This summer, however, Grigori Marchenko, the Kazakh central ba... read more..

Events and opinions

Officials fall to Kazakh corruption drive

Anti-corruption war takes public's attention away from real problems.       (Photo: Mr Dzhakishev is suspected of defrauding the state nuclear firm)   A number of senior government official... read more..

Special projects

Top Eurasia - internet 2002-2009

Arrest of presidential son-in-law could open Pandora's box Rakhat Aliev is awaiting possible extradition to Kazakhstan to face charges of abduction and illegal business activities 08 Jun 2007 read more..

West for democracy

Fighting for Kz democracy in the West

Nazarbayev's consultant was also briefing US intelligence agencies But Giffen cannot examine CIA documents 19 Jun 2009 FW: congress on Taszharghan FREE MEDIA UNDER PRESSURE IN THE OSCE REGION --... read more..

Events and opinions

Bartenstein erwartet Gesetzesänderung

Es könnte "gut sein", dass es nach dem Spitzel-Untersuchungsausschuss zu Gesetzesänderungen kommt, erklärte der Vorsitzende des Ausschusses, Martin Bartenstein (V), Freitag in der "ZIB 2" des ORF. Wen... read more..

Political process

Press freedoms curbed

Kazakhstan is due to assume leadership next year of an important international body set up to foster dialogue between East and West on topics including human rights. But its record on freedom of expre... read more..



If reports coming out of Astana are to be believed, corruption and mismanagement are eating away at the core of the Kazakh state. According to official information, bureaucrats -- from ministers on do... read more..


Bourke Convicted of Bribery in Kozeny’s Azerbaijan Oil Deal.

Frederic Bourke, the co-founder of handbag maker Dooney & Bourke who was once part of the Ford family, was convicted by a U.S. jury of conspiring to pay bribes to government leaders in Azerbaijan in a... read more..


FW: ATF Kazakhstan CEO Says Bankers Dismissed Devaluation 'Panic'

ATF Bank, a unit of UniCredit SpA, dismissed accusations from the central bank that managers may have contributed to speculation of a devaluation in the tenge by advising clients to buy dollars. “A... read more..

Special projects

Archive IAC EURASIA 1999 - 2023

Library 1999 - 2002 West for democracy 1999-2002. 2002-2009 2009 - 2023. ... read more..

Special projects

О проекте

ИАЦ “Евразия-Интернет” создан в 1997 г. Мы независимая частная исследовательская организация, специализирующаяся на странах Центральной Азии. В центре внимания наших специалистов политическая жизнь ст... read more..

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