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Kazakhstan’s New Economy

Post-Soviet, Central Asian Industries in a Global Era

Kazakhstan has faced severe economic challenges since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Kazakhstan’s New Economy explores how the country might shed the outdated business practices that continue to hamper its growth. Jay Nathan first provides a historical overview of the economy and then delves deeper into the strengths and weaknesses of nine major industries, including oil and gas, banking, telecommunications, and transportation. Nathan’s careful analysis and recommendations will provide valuable insight for anyone interested in Central Asia’s economic growth. 

“An excellent resource on major industries in Kazakhstan.”—Byrganym Aitimova, Minister of Education and Science, the Republic of Kazakhstan

310 pages | 200 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2013

Economics and Business: Economics--International and Comparative

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Table of Contents



1.      How Kazakhstan’s Present Competes with Past Values

2.      Kazakhstan’s Oil Supply: Chain Management Challenges

3.      The Gas Industry: Infrastructural Challenges

4.      The Transportation Industry: Where Modernity and Mobility Benefit Kazakhstan

5.      The Retail Industry: Recent Development in Kazakhstan

6.      The Copper Industry: A Quasi-Privatization at Work in the Post-Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan

7.      The Construction Industry: Internationalization and Growth

8.      The Food Industry: The Old and the New Ways Coexist in Kazakhstan

9.      Telecommunication: Where Global Trends Dominate






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