Monthly Archive

October 2010

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

KazMunaiGas EP Output Declines as Workers Down Tools After Heroin Arrest

KazMunaiGas Exploration Production, a unit of state-owned KazMunaiGaz National Co., said output declined after 1,000 workers walked off the job to protest the arrest of a company driver for alleged po... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan’s Presidential Race Heats Up – Two Years Early

Kazakhstan's presidential race is off to an early start: following last month's announcement that incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev plans a re-election bid in 2012 [5], an opposition leader has... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Oil Workers Strike Over Detained Union Activist

ZHANA OZEN, Kazakhstan -- Hundreds of oil company workers in western Kazakhstan went on strike on October 21 to demand the release of a detained union activist, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. W... read more..

Events and opinions

KazakhGold must end rows before Polyus deal - govt

ASTANA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan said on Thursday it wanted an end to a row between current and former owners of KazakhGold Group (KZGq.L) before deciding on whether to approve the sale of Kazakh... read more..

Events and opinions

Dreaming of Snow Leopards. Nazarbayev Dictates a Bright Future for Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has oil, coal and uranium -- and a capital full of stunning architecture. President Nursultan Nazarbayev hopes his country can become the region's leading economy, but his heavy-handed cult... read more..

Events and opinions

OSCE Chairman-in-Office Kanat Saudabayev was arrested in Turkish yacht-based brothel

When a few weeks ago Turkish police unveiled in Antalya a chain of prostitutes exploited in Savarona – a yacht that once belonged to Ataturk – it said that there were many high-ranking officials among... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Fund Wants Locals to Gain From $75 Billion Oil Investment

Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund said it will favor oil contractors that hire local businesses as international producers gear up to spend an estimated $75 billion on developing the country's oil an... read more..

Events and opinions

Billionaire Mashkevitch in hot water over sex scandal

Kazakh-Israeli billionaire's involvement in orgy scandal which has Turkish media atwitter believed deeper than originally thought, as new information suggests he was arrested during raid, released on ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhmys chairman’s sale of shares highlights unanswered questions about the company

Kazakhmys plc Chairman Vladimir Kim's decision to sell shares comprising 11% of the company to the Kazakh government underlines the unanswered questions raised by Global Witness earlier this year abou... read more..

Events and opinions

FTSE miners face Kazakh power grab

The Kazakh government is planning a power grab for Kazakhmys and ENRC, raising corporate governance concerns over its influence on the FTSE 100 mining companies. Fears are escalating in the City ... read more..

Events and opinions

Turkmen activists barred from human rights meeting

Two exiled opposition activists from Turkmenistan have been barred from a human rights conference in Warsaw because their country objected to their presence, prompting criticism Tuesday from the Unite... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhmys chairman sells stake for $1.3 billion

(SRI) - Kazakhmys Chairman Vladimir Kim sold an 11% stake in the company, nearly a third of his stake, to the Kazakh state-owned holding and investment company Samruk-Kazyna for about $1.3 billion, Ka read more..

Events and opinions

Key political risks to watch in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's long-serving leaderhas announced his intention to stay at the helm of CentralAsia's largest economy for a third decade, erasing concernsabout the possibility of a destabilising succession... read more..

Events and opinions

Turkmen gas reserves available for EU: president

Turkmenistan's president said on Thursday the isolated Central Asian state had the capacity to almost quadruple gas exports in the next 20 years and was ready to meet demand from Europe. The coun... read more..

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