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Olzhas Auyezov

Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

Jul 23 2019

ALMATY An aging central Asian leader grooms his daughter to succeed him, and she then overcomes suspicion from her patriarchal society to unite her people.

For some Chinese Muslims, fleeing doesn't end trouble

Jul 19 2019

TRELLEBORG, Sweden/ALMATY Sairagul Sauytbai, an ethnic Kazakh who fled China last year after working in a so-called vocational training center for ethnic minorities, wanted to tell others about the beatings and torture she said she had seen there.

Kazakhs, foreign investors puzzled by power-sharing leaders

Apr 29 2019

ALMATY The new Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, flies a modest Airbus A321 jet. His predecessor and patron Nursultan Nazarbayev moves around on a much bigger wide-body Airbus A330-200.

Kazakhstan to hold June election, Tokayev favorite

Apr 09 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan's interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, called a snap presidential election for June 9 on Tuesday and looked to be in a good position to continue ruling the oil-rich Central Asian nation.

Kazakhstan's leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

Mar 20 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see him retain considerable sway. | Video

AAA-rated Kazakh tenge bonds catch eye of Russia-wary investors

Mar 13 2019

ALMATY, March 13 How do bond investors respond when the Russian market takes a hit from Western sanctions? Some are readying to go south too – literally – to Kazakhstan, where a new breed of local currency bonds is arousing interest.

Exclusive: Kazakhstan urgently looking for bank to take over Tsesnabank - sources

Jan 25 2019

ALMATY The Kazakh authorities are urgently looking for a bank to take over no. 2 lender Tsesnabank as they believe it needs new financing to prevent a collapse, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

Exclusive: Kazakh state pension fund was major investor in Kazatomprom IPO - sources

Nov 16 2018

ALMATY Kazakhstan’s state-run pension fund has bought one-third of the shares sold by uranium miner Kazatomprom in its $450 million London and Astana initial public offering (IPO) this week, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.

Exclusive: Kazakh state pension fund was major investor in Kazatomprom IPO - sources

Nov 16 2018

ALMATY Kazakhstan’s state-run pension fund has bought one-third of the shares sold by uranium miner Kazatomprom in its $450 million London and Astana initial public offering (IPO) this week, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.

Russia and Uzbekistan launch work on nuclear power plant

Oct 19 2018

TASHKENT Russia and Uzbekistan began preliminary work on Friday on the first Uzbek nuclear power plant, a project Moscow estimates will cost $11 billion.

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