Studies & Opinions. Страница 5.

Christopher Dembik Christopher Dembik

Analyst at Saxo Bank, France

The clock is ticking for Greece

Our main scenario is still based on a last minute agreement. Yet, time is running away and the worst case scenario of a default, which was unlikely a few months ago, seems now possible. Here's what could happen.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

America’s renowned Centers for Disease Control is a key Kazakhstan partner in fight against epidemic

 Dr. Alfiya Denebayeva and her colleagues have the important job of trying to prevent HIV/AIDS from spreading in Kazakhstan. Their work at the Almaty AIDS Prevention and Control Center includes staying abreast of the latest techniques for monitoring,... analyzing and treating the condition.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Why Almaty should get the 2022 Winter Olympics

 Bright spots in Almaty’s 2022 Winter Olympics bid include a moderate $3.6 billion cost and many existing competition facilities, while a key concern is the need for eight more hotels to accommodate fans, the International Olympic Committee says. The... comments came in a 137-page report in which the Committee assessed the strengths and weaknesses of Almaty and Beijing’s Games proposals.

Christopher Dembik Christopher Dembik

Analyst at Saxo Bank, France

OPEC: The illusion of victory

On the heels of Saudi Arabia, several countries have decided to increase their production to gain market share; The decline in US production is an optical illusion; The rise of Iraqi production will accentuate the excess supply in the coming years.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

History explains why Kazakhstan doesn’t want to be in a common-currency zone

 President Vladimir Putin’s recent proposal that the Eurasian Economic Union have a common currency was deja vu all over again for those who helped take Kazakhstan independent. Those leaders’ memories of what happened when the Russians promised... Kazakhstan a common currency in the early days of statehood are far from pleasant. 

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Remembering a great musician and my friend Batyrkhan Shukenov

Batyrkhan Shukenov’s death on April 28 hit me hard because not only did I love his music like millions of other fans, but he was my friend.  A few weeks ago, I asked Angie if I could send the lyrics I’d written for the song to Batyr’s longtime... composer and friend, Kuat Shildebaev, who is as nice a man as Batyr. Maybe Kuat would be interested in setting the lyrics to music, I said. She said go ahead.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

How U.S. Embassy, Kansas State University helped a young Kazakh shake off tragedy

 Timur Ilyassov will never forget his junior year in high school. The jazz-saxophone whiz won a national competition for best student musician in Kazakhstan. That not only landed him an audience with President Nursultan Nazarbayev but a full scholarship... to the prestigious Almaty Conservatory. Those aware of his sparkling musical and academic accomplishments would have thought the young man’s life consisted of nothing but sunshine and promise. But dark clouds were gathering around him. It took five years for him to heal enough to want to return to school.

Steen Jakobsen Steen Jakobsen

CIO, Saxo Bank A/S

Why China is more important than the Fed

 As the US economy stutters towards reversal many minds are focused on the implications for the rest of us. But consider this: more often than not major economic shifts originate in Asia and that's why we should should be taking more notice of what's going on... in China right now.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

British country singer David Bradley’s improbable journey from Kazakhstan to Nashville

 The story of David Bradley’s rise to the cusp of country-music fame sounds like it was concocted by a promoter on steroids. The most intriguing parts are the connections with Kazakhstan, including a concert that drew 22,000 people and a love story... with a Kazakh girl that inspired his first single. 

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Artist with cerebral palsy winning fans in Kazakhstan, Spain and elsewhere

“This work is amazing,” he said. “This young lady has such talent in color. I want her in my classes.” It was a pivotal moment in the story of the 25-year-old Tolkyn Sakbayeva, who has been painting in Spain for 18 months and who will earn a second degree... -- from Almaty’s prestigious National Art Academy.

Steen Jakobsen Steen Jakobsen

CIO, Saxo Bank A/S

The New Nothingness

 First of all, everybody needs to respect why God gave us two ears and one mouth: it means you listen twice as much as you talk. We are designed to listen more than we talk! Secondly, everyone needs to be more ambitious. For yourself, your country, your... company… talk about what you can do and not what you can’t do.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Longtime Almaty resident becomes the first Kazakh to earn master-tour-guide status in London

Ainura Bertram has become the first Kazakh to earn London’s most prestigious tour-leader distinction: a coveted Blue Badge that designates her a master guide. 

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