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Olzhas Auyezov

Financial services firm Freedom Holding considers Moscow listing after Nasdaq debut

15 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Freedom Holding Corp , a financial services firm focussed on East Europe and Central Asia, is considering a Moscow listing, after its shares began trading on New York's Nasdaq.

Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says summit possible

09 Oct 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine on Wednesday refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a disengagement agreement.

Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

23 Jul 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

19 Jul 2019

TRELLEBORG, Sweden/ALMATY Sairagul Sauytbai, an ethnic Kazakh who fled China last year after working in a so-called vocational training centre 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

29 Apr 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 favourite

09 Apr 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

20 Mar 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

13 Mar 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

25 Jan 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

16 Nov 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.

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'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.