Articles by Olzhas Auyezov



In Chernobyl, A Disaster Persists

  • 21 March 11
  • Reuters
As Japan battles to prevent a meltdown at its Fukushima nuclear plant, the people of Ukraine are preparing to remember the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. The physical and financial legacies of that disaster are still felt today.

Belarus, Kazakhstan Lukewarm Over Customs Union

  • 06 April 10
  • Reuters
Russia's partners in a new customs union, Kazakhstan and Belarus, are getting cold feet about a pact designed to boost trade among the trio and add clout to their WTO accession talks.

Kazakhstan Devalues Its Currency By 18%

  • 05 February 09
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan's Central Bank radically widened the tenge's trading corridor on Wednesday, allowing the currency to drop by almost a fifth from the previous day's close.

Kazakh Elite Get A British School

  • 09 September 08
  • Reuters
Kazakh businessman Serzhan Zhumashov says some of his friends laughed when he came up with the idea of opening a British school in his home country five years ago.

Kyrgyz Leader's Party Wins All Seats

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's party won every available seat in the next parliament, preliminary results showed Monday, after weekend elections sharply criticized by Western monitors and the opposition.

Kyrgyz Leader's Party Wins All Seats

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's party won every available seat in the next parliament, preliminary results showed Monday, after weekend elections sharply criticized by Western monitors and the opposition.

Kazakhs Rebuff Hedge Funds

  • 08 October 07
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan's central bank said Friday that it was capable of stabilizing the country's banking system after what it called a ""speculative attack"" by large hedge funds.

Ruble Bonds Pulling Hot Foreign Money

  • 11 October 05
  • Reuters
Russia's ruble corporate bond market boom shows no signs of slowing as a petrodollar influx and growing foreign interest makes it possible for a widening range of borrowers to tap the market, analysts say.

Kazakhstan Lobbies $1.5Bln Gas Pipeline Project

  • 08 October 03
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan plans to double the capacity of the main gas pipeline from Central Asia to Russia, and wants the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to join the project, an official said Tuesday.

New Airline Takes Over Moscow-Almaty Route

  • 13 September 02
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan's flagship carrier Air Kazakhstan lurched toward bankruptcy Thursday when it announced it had lost its most lucrative international route, between Almaty and Moscow, to a newcomer, Air Astana.