euronews.com. “KAZENERGY forum explores future for oil and gas” - The world’s energy landscape is changing, but what will be next? This was one of the main topics during theKAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, an international energy conference in the Kazakh capital Astana.
btimes.com.my. “KAZENERGY forum explores future for oil and gas”- Kazakh billionaire Bolat Utemuratov has reached a preliminary non-binding agreement with Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna to buy two mid-sized banks which it controls, the two sides said yesterday.
economist.com. “Heavy hangs the head” - The man in the photo is immune from prosecution. Special laws protect his property and that of his family. In his country, Kazakhstan, it is illegal to insult the man or to deface his image. Nursultan Nazarbayev is, according to the constitution, not only the president but also the “Leader of the Nation” and he can stand for re-election as long as he lives. Since there’s never been any serious challenge, many expect Mr Nazarbayev, a 73-year-old former steelworker, to stay in office until he perishes from this earth.
bnews.kz.“Astana to launch refinery in December” - The construction of the precious metals refinery will be completed and first production will be produced in December 2013 in Astana, the press service of the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" reports.