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Transition To The Floating Exchange Rate System In Kazakhstan

As a result of low oil prices in the world markets, sanctions against Russia, depreciation of Russian ruble and devaluation in China, Kazakhstan has had to accept the floating exchange rate regime and to start implementation of a new monetary policy since August 20, 2015. Kazakhstan faced a low growth […]

Recent Developments in India-Kazakhstan Energy Cooperation

Kazakhstan is India’s largest trading partner among the Central Asian states. The cooperation on energy resources and trade of natural resources is an important component of the partnership between India and Kazakhstan. The main commercial commodities between the countries are oil and oil products, uranium, asbestos, titanium, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. […]

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Development And Expectations

The first news about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have come up by October 2013. During the meeting held in the course of visit to Indonesia the President of China, Xi Jinping, and the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono, the Chinese president suggested to establish the AIIB in […]

Turkmenistan-Iran Energy Cooperation

Nowadays, Ashgabat and Tehran managed to establish more trusting relations, compared with relations between Iran and other Central Asian states. Due to the fact that the two countries share a common state border with the total length over 1000 km and confessional closeness, Turkmenistan and Iran stress the importance of […]

Benefits of the Membership of the World Trade Organization to Kazakhstan

The final meeting of the Working Group, which officially announced the completion of negotiations on Kazakhstan’s accession to The World Trade Organization (WTO) was held on June 22, 2015, in Geneva. Kazakhstan submitted its initial application on January 29, 1996, but it took nearly two decades to finalize accession talks […]

Effects Of The Iranian Nuclear Agreement On The Oil Market

Iran is the fourth oil-rich country (157 billion barrels of proven oil reserves) and the first natural gas-rich country (33.8 trillion cubic meters of proven natural gas reserves) in the world. Before the implementation of sanctions, Iran was the second largest crude oil exporter among the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) […]


Nowadays, the world energy has entered a new phase of technological development. Combining horizontal drilling with multistage hydraulic fracturing and proppant injection made it possible to start the commercial production of such unconventional sources of hydrocarbons as shale gas. Inspired by the case of the US, the countries with large […]

The 5th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

On June 10-11, 2015, Astana hosted the 5th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions themed “The Dialogue of Religious Leaders and Politicians in the Name of Peace and Development”. Participants of the two-day congress discussed the responsibility to humanity of religious and political leaders, the influence of religion […]


Issues concerning spatial development for many years were on the periphery of the economic policy agenda of Kazakhstan since its existence as an independent state. The launching of the “State Program on the Development of Monocities for 2012-2020” can be considered as the first spatial development program in more practical […]

Perspectives on Potential of Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is an energy rich country, both in fossil fuels and in renewable energy sources, such as hydropower, wind energy, solar radiation, geothermal energy and bio-fuels. However, for today, most of these green energy resources are left untapped. In 2014 renewable energy accounted for 0.6% of electricity generation, not including […]