Kyrgyzstan says fighting escalates on Tajik border

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – Tajik forces are attacking Kyrgyz outposts along the entire length of the border and Kyrgyz troops are returning fire, Kyrgyzstan’s border guard service said on Friday, an unusual escalation of tensions between two Russian allies. Two Tajik border guards were killed in … Read more

Exclusive: Kazakhstan to start oil sales via Azeri pipeline to bypass Russia

An interior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian court threatened to shut CPC pipeline Several alternatives possible, but less practical Rail option would cross Russia to Georgia … Read more

OPEC+ might have to raise oil output so the market doesn’t overheat, Kazakhstan says

A 3D-printed oil pump jack is seen in front of the OPEC logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kazakhstan says preferred oil price is $60-$80/barrel OPEC faces output problems to meet existing targets US seeking higher OPEC production to counter Russia … Read more

Analysis: Oil majors face output slump, deep losses if Russia stops Kazakh pipeline

This includes content produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. Russia threatened to suspend CPC over spills Oil markets could lose over 1% of supply Few options to re-route oil Oil majors could be exposed to billions of losses LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Western energy majors will … Read more

Russian court orders halt to Caspian oil pipeline but exports still flow

An exterior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS / Mariya Gordeyeva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. CPC exports … Read more

Soaring food, fuel ramp up social unrest risk for emerging markets -report

A man takes prepared food to eat during Iftar, a meal to end the fast at sunset. Picture taken April 20, 2022. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Rising fuel and food prices look set to stoke an “inevitable” rise in … Read more

British YouTube travel star Benjamin Rich arrested at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia says

May 7 (Reuters) – British YouTube travel blogger Benjamin Rich, who specializes in remote and sometimes dangerous parts of the world, has been arrested at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Saturday. Dmitry Rogozin said in an online post that Rich – whose Bald and Bankrupt … Read more

Russia turns to China for microchips for in-demand domestic bank cards

April 5 (Reuters) – Russia is turning to microchip manufactures in China to circumvent western sanctions which have boosted demand for bank cards linked to the Mir payment system, an executive with the domestic payment system said. Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine have cut Moscow off the global financial system … Read more

Ukraine war-related inflation may drive protests and riots, World Bank warns

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – Soaring energy and food prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could exacerbate existing food security concerns in the Middle East and Africa, and may fuel growing social unrest, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart said. Germany will host a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers from the Group of Seven … Read more

China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank freezes Russia lending

The logo of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen at its headquarters building in Beijing January 17, 2016.REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it has put all activities relating to Russia and Belarus on … Read more