The 7th legislative elections for the State Duma, which is the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, were held on September 18, 2016.
Among the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Kazakhstan has the 2rd largest liquid hydrocarbon fields after Russia.
The South China Sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
During the last few years, the economy of Kyrgyzstan has grown due to the significant increase in gold exports and trade with the neighbouring countries.
Current geopolitical situation in the Caspian region clearly demonstrates the necessity for searching a mutually acceptable solution regarding both establishment of the new legal status and determination of the regime of use of the Caspian Sea.
In the early nineties of the XX century the importance of Central Asian region seemed insignificant for Japan.
The failed coup of August 19-21, 1991, marked the demise of the Soviet Union and a birth of new national states. It’s a date of a great significance for those who celebrate the 25 years anniversary of independence, feeling relief and hope for future.
It is widely known that nowadays the littoral states of the Caspian region have moved far away from the legal-theoretical dilemma of whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake in a legal sense (Janusz-Pawletta, 2015).
The most recent reports on the external trade of the Committee of Statistics of the Ministry of the National Economy of Kazakhstan have shown a large decline. During the first half of 2016 the overall amount of trade with other countries has fallen by approximately one third.
Today it is widely believed that stock market is very important for sustained economic development. The idea of the relationship between stock market development and economic growth was first proposed by Gurley and Shaw (1955).