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ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorAn unusual Astana love story
Their love story didn’t start the way a lot of them do, with an instant, magnetic attraction between two people.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorMukhtar Ablyazov’s role in the world’s fight against money laundering
Except for a few family members and a dwindling number of those who consider him a dissident, most people who have followed the Mukhtar Ablyazov story have nothing good to say about him. They see him as an embezzler, swindler and con man par excellence – a... guy whose theft of as much as $15 billion from BTA brought Kazakhstan’s once-strongest bank to its knees. In an ironic twist, Ablyazov actually may end up doing the world some good, although it won’t be of his own choosing.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorA young Kazakh, steeped in Italian fashion, starts her own business in Almaty
When she asked her mother at 7 what she should be when she grew up, Mom didn’t hesitate. “I think you should be a fashion designer.” That career would combine Ainura’s love of creating clothes with the sketching that’s a key part of the design... process. Ainura’s realization that Mom was right led to her going to an excellent fashion university in the country that is synonymous with fashion – Italy – and to starting her own fashion business in Kazakhstan.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorTurkish company filling growing aviation-training need in Kazakhstan
Running airports has become more challenging in Kazakhstan in recent years because visitor traffic at many of them has outstripped the capacity they were designed for. The prime example is Almaty International. “It needs to be renovated and larger,” Gurcan... said. Industry leaders, such as Air Astana CEO Peter Foster, have called on Kazakhstan’s airport planning and regulatory agency to increase capacity at a number of airports to keep up with soaring passenger traffic.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorSwedish firm’s acquisition to take kidney care in Kazakhstan to the next level
Three years ago the international kidney-care provider Diaverum began considering what countries it should choose for its second wave of overseas expansion. The factors it weighed included a country’s economic strength, commitment to improving health care,... quality of doctors and nurses and ease of doing business. In the end, Diaverum whittled the expansion possibilities to a handful of nations. Kazakhstan was one.
Head of FX Strategy, Saxo BankCurrency Wars: when Zero is too much
The best policy solution would be to renormalize interest rates and to allow massive debt restructurings from the inevitable pain that this would cause. The downside would be an ugly and deep recession as over-indebted and weak players are allowed to fail. The... upside would be the subsequent strong growth phase as capital is allocated appropriately, rather than unjustly to any debtor with a pulse in our crazy twilight world of zero or negative rates. But this solution is politically the most unappetizing possible so it is also the lease likely scenario.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorSouth African is working hard to fire up young Kazakhs about robotics
When Pragasen Naidoo began teaching computer science at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Uralsk three years ago, he was delighted to see a colleague using Lego Mindstorm robots in class. He began taking students to robotics training and competitions... abroad, and he organized a national robotics competition in Astana.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorProjections of Kazakhstan’s economic growth in 2015 drop precipitously
Kazakhstan will avoid recession in 2015, but its economic growth rate will be the lowest since the 1.2 percent it posted during the financial-crisis year of 2009, three of the world’s most prestigious development banks have forecast.
CIO, Saxo Bank A/SWe've entered a new dawn of higher volatility
The banking system overall is meeting stricter and stricter criteria on capital set aside for events like this one – actually a fairly rational move considering that VaR does not fully cover “worst case scenarios”. We already saw the US rolling out stricter... capital demand requirements on US banks in 2014: Big US banks must boost capital by $68 billion under new rules.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorA Kazakh husband and wife who are destined for science stardom
Talk with Eldar Akmetgaliyev and Almagul Zhanaidarova for just a few minutes, and you’ll realize they’ll be making their mark on Kazakhstan and the world in years to come.
Timelines of various important events.List of Golden Globe nominees
Here are the nominees in key categories for the 72nd annual Golden Globes, the winners of which will be announced on Sunday in Beverly Hills.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorWorrying about Ukrainian and Kazakh friends made 2014 a tough year
The year 2014 is one of the most difficult I can remember. The main reason may surprise you: It was the Ukraine conflict, which not only led to suffering among lots of my Ukrainian friends but also consternation among some of my Kazakh friends.