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  1. US Slashes Aid Programmes

    27 May 2017

    27/05/17  The newly proposed US budget if implemented will cut programme funding in Central Asia and the Caucasus by over 50%, reducing funding from $218.1million in 2016 to $93.1 million in 2018. Kyrgyzstan, the second largest recipient of US programmes in the region after Georgia, will see a drop-in funding…


  2. 27/04/2017 - Kazakh Banks Recover

    08 May 2017

    Fitch Ratings has declared that the outlook for the Kazakh banking sector will keep improving if the government continues to focus on increasing asset quality, while the economy recovers due to a slight increase in oil prices. However, the Kazakh finance sector remains far from stable and will be subject…


  3. 11/04/2017 - First UK-China Freight Train

    12 Apr 2017

    The first freight train has left the UK and will begin its 3-week journey to China, cutting the journey time by a half when compared to shipping times. The train will travel through France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan before entering China. However, the containers will have to…


  4. 23/03/17 - Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan - Trade Deals

    27 Mar 2017

    Presidents Nazarbayev and Mirziyoyev signed 92 commercial agreements worth $840 million at a Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan business forum in Astana. The declaration shows a marked improvement in relations since the death of Uzbek leader Karimov. The last quarter of 2016 saw a 30% increase in trade between the two nations. Further agreements…


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