Monthly Archive

September 2010

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Events and opinions

Kazakh Banks May Write Off as Much as 15% of Loans, S&P's Trofimova Says

Kazakh banks may have to write off 10 percent to 15 percent of loans after four of the former Soviet republic's lenders defaulted last year, Standard & Poor's said. "We expect the loan portfolio ... read more..

Events and opinions

Consequences for corruption

Cardin-McGovern bills would freeze assets, ban visas for individuals with hand in death of anti-corruption lawyer Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman                 Hon. A... read more..

Events and opinions

URGING HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN KAZAKHSTAN -- (Extensions of Remarks - September 23, 2010)

  SPEECH OF HON. WM. LACY CLAY OF MISSOURI IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010   Mr. CLAY. Madam Speaker, I rise today to bring attention to growing concern of abus... read more..

Events and opinions

The Tajikistan Attacks and Islamist Militancy in Central Asia

Militants in Tajikistan's Rasht Valley ambushed a military convoy of 75 Tajik troops Sept. 19, killing 25 military personnel according to official reports and 40 according to the militants, who attack... read more..

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Britain's new Bribery Act 'will encourage firms to avoid London Stock Exchange

Britain's new Bribery Act risks diverting a second wave of Kazakh companies seeking to raise money from the London Stock Exchange, according to bankers and businesses considering listing. "I expe... read more..

Events and opinions

Resource Nationalism. Moldovan Tycoon Takes Kazakhstan to Court.

Kazakhstan's commercial bust-ups with Western majors such as Eni, BG and Chevron have grabbed the headlines in recent years, reflecting the rise of "resource nationalism" in the republic. But for shee... read more..

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Kazakh president's confidant dies

A long-time confidant of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Ni, died on Thursday after a long illness, leaving a gap in the inner circle that surrounds the veteran leader of Central Asia'... read more..


What peak oil? Why an oil glut is ahead

FORTUNE -- In May, less than a month after the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, a key milestone was achieved with little notice: Total U.S. supplies of petroleum and pro... read more..

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Prince Andrew's £15m mansion 'bought with tainted cash from Kazakh scam'

The Duke of York's former home was bought for £15million using laundered money, it was claimed yesterday. An exiled multi-millionaire has alleged that the purchase of Sunninghill Park was paid fo... read more..

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Kazakhstan's Leading Human Rights Activist Marks One Year Behind Bars

Kazakhstan's most prominent human rights activist, Yevgeniy Zhovtis, has marked his first year behind bars. Zhovtis, a tireless campaigner who has stood up to the Kazakh authorities for years, was giv... read more..

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Duke of York's former home 'bought in money-laundering scam'

The Duke of York may be called to give evidence in court over claims that a Kazakh billionaire paid £15 million for his Ascot home in a money-laundering scam. The Duke's decision to sell Sunningh... read more..

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„Nachfolgende Neutralisierung“

Plant Kasachstans Botschaft in Wien die Ermordung eines Staatsfeindes? Das Innenministerium klärt die Echtheit von Depeschen, in denen davon die Rede ist Am 18. August erhielt die Staatsanwaltsch... read more..

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