Articles by Raushan Nurshayeva



Fanfare, Criticism for OSCE Summit

  • 30 November 10
  • Reuters
Heads of state flying to Kazakhstan's showpiece capital for a security summit this week will be met with fanfare as Astana shrugs off critics of its year at the helm of Europe's top security and rights watchdog.

Kazakhstan Nationalizes Top Bank

  • 03 February 09
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan effectively nationalized its top bank BTA and sacked a former opposition leader as its key manager on Monday as a deepening financial crisis acquired political undertones in Central Asia's biggest economy.

Kazakh State Seeks Bigger Energy Role

  • 07 February 08
  • Reuters
Fresh from a bitter dispute with Western oil companies over a Caspian oil field, Kazakhstan wants to build up its weight further in its energy sector, the President Nursultan Nazarbayev said Wednesday.

Kazakhstan Ups Share in Kashagan

  • 15 January 08
  • Reuters
The Kazakh government said Monday that it would double its stake in the giant Kashagan oil field, paying just $1.78 billion and stripping Italy's Eni of its leading role in the project, which will be further delayed to the end of 2011.

Kazakhstan Ups Share in Kashagan

  • 15 January 08
  • Reuters
The Kazakh government said Monday that it would double its stake in the giant Kashagan oil field, paying just $1.78 billion and stripping Italy's Eni of its leading role in the project, which will be further delayed to the end of 2011.

Kazakh Grain Exports Fall Short

  • 30 November 07
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan will fall short of its planned 1 million tons of grain exports in November because of a shortage of rail wagons and extra charges on cargoes transiting Ukraine, senior government officials said Thursday.

Kazakh Grain Exports Fall Short

  • 30 November 07
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan will fall short of its planned 1 million tons of grain exports in November because of a shortage of rail wagons and extra charges on cargoes transiting Ukraine, senior government officials said Thursday.

Nazarbayev Calls for More Kazakhs

  • 01 March 07
  • Reuters
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev encouraged his country of 15 million to have more children in an annual address Wednesday that the opposition criticized for failing to pledge democratic reform.

Masimov to Become Kazakh Premier

  • 10 January 07
  • Reuters
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will nominate Karim Masimov, a business-minded deputy prime minister, as the new prime minister of the oil-producing republic, members of the parliament said Tuesday.

New Link Takes Kazakh Oil to China

  • 16 December 05
  • Reuters
Kazakh oil started flowing into a new pipeline to China on Thursday, the first such route from an ex-Soviet state and the start of a project that could give Beijing direct access to Caspian Sea crude.

Bird Flu Spreads to Mongolia

  • 11 August 05
  • Reuters
A bird flu outbreak has expanded in Siberia and spread to Mongolia on Wednesday, and Kazakhstan confirmed a fowl virus found in the Central Asian state could kill humans.

After Russian Grain Secured, Ukraine Turns to Kazakhstan

  • 05 August 03
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan will deliver 1.2 million metric tons of grain to Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych said Monday.

Kazakhstan Boosts Oil Exports

  • 31 March 03
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan on Friday opened a pipeline connecting northwestern oilfields with the oil hub of Atyrau and intended to increase the Central Asian state's crude flows to Western markets.

TCO and Kazakhstan Strike Deal

  • 10 December 02
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan and an oil consortium led by ChevronTexaco, TengizChevroil, have reached a compromise in a dispute over how to fund development of the huge Tengiz field

ChevronTexaco Board Meets in Kazakhstan

  • 25 September 02
  • Reuters
ChevronTexaco Corp. held an unprecedented board meeting Tuesday in Kazakhstan's new capital, in a bid to underline its long-term business interests in the oil-rich Central Asian state.

Kazakhstan to Launch $115 m Satellite

  • 09 January 01
  • Reuters
Kazakhstan plans to launch its own communications satellite at a cost of $110 to $115 million and will play a greater part in Russia's space programme, the head of Kazakhstan's aerospace committee said on Tuesday.