Kazakhstan’s open investment policy, EXPO, attract foreign investors to do business

BY DMITRY LEE

Kazakhstan’s efforts to draw foreign investors have marked the country as the “foreign investors’ haven” in Central Asia. For U.K.-based Aggreko, a supplier of temporary power generation equipment and temperature control equipment, this was one of the main reasons to enter the local market.

Linking Turkish Stream and TAP – against EU’s energy diversification strategy: expert

Linking the Turkish Stream, which will supply Russian gas to Turkey and further to Europe bypassing Ukraine, with Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) – the parts of the Southern Gas Corridor – is a scenario that goes against the EU energy diversification strategy, believes Andreas Marazis, project manager and researcher in the Brussels-based European Neighborhood Council think-tank.

Thanks to Georgian projects

By Alina Kantor

In Almaty, the process continues on the case of ex-head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov. At the next meeting, an episode was considered about lending to affiliated companies allegedly for the construction of a hotel complex in Georgia and buying a stake in a telecommunications company in that country.