In the face of deepening contradictions in energy relations between Russia and the European Union (EU), the Caspian region came into the focus of the international community's attention.
Belarus has a strategic location between Russia and the European Union (EU) and a well-developed transport system with a sufficient investment climate and highly skilled workforce.
Due to the high importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today most of emerging and developing countries willing are to increase the share of these enterprises.
Iran has the fourth largest oil and second largest natural gas reserves. However, despite the rich hydrocarbon resources, lately, the country has shown a great interest in developing the renewable energy sector.
Businesses are regarded as one of the main parts of an economy that provide not only goods and services but also jobs for the population. Therefore, all countries try to simplify the process of starting new business and the process of running business.
In October the National Agency on Exports and Investments “KAZNEX INVEST” together with the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Tajikistan organized a business forum in Dushanbe with participation of 75 companies of Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
The marketization and neoliberal trends have called Kazakhstan to pay greater attention to the issue of university autonomy. Thus, the topic of university autonomy has been studied rather intensively.
On 4 December 2016, the Uzbek citizens went to the polls to elect the second President of the country. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has been the Prime Minister since 2003 and who has been the acting President after Islam Karimov's death on 2 September 2016, won the election.
The Marrakesh climate change conference was held in Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco on November 7-18, 2016. The conference took place right after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force on November 4, 2016.
The economy of Kazakhstan is highly dependent on energy. Being the largest oilfield of the country, the Kashagan field bears strategic importance for the petroleum sector of Kazakhstan.