The Khrapunov files: Swiss investigations in limbo, culprits intensify counterattacks

The Khrapunov files: Swiss investigations in limbo, culprits intensify counterattacksA Swiss ex-nazi hunter accused of “treason-insinuating offences, Kazakh diplomats seeking to bring criminals hiding in Switzerland to justice, respected lawyers and state officials: according to the thieving Khrapunov family, after laundering hundreds of millions in euro of stolen funds and revenue from the sales of embezzled assets in Switzerland and elsewhere on both sides of the Atlantic under the very eyes of local authorities, about everybody should be viewed as a criminal except the real culprits.

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China, Russia and the tussle for influence in Kazakhstan

China, Russia and the tussle for influence in KazakhstanUntil recently, Central Asia played only a modest role in world politics, a reflection of its economic weakness, domestic problems, and distrust of integration. Russia’s presence in the region as the primary political mediator and economic partner was incontestable, The Diplomat reported.

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Eurasian Development Bank allocates $80 million for Kyzyl gold project development

Eurasian Development Bank allocates $80 million for Kyzyl gold project developmentPolymetal International plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a five-year non-revolving committed credit facility agreement with Eurasian Development Bank (“EDB”) for the total amount of US$80 million (the “Agreement”) to finance the development of the Kyzyl gold project in Kazakhstan, according to the press service of the company.

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