Alexander Mashkevitch

Ablyazov Seeks Belgian Nationality

The Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, and the president of the Kazakhgate commission in the Belgian Parliament, Dirk Van der Maelen, made a deal: Ablyazov is to testify against another Kazakh oligarch, Patokh Chodiev, in front of the parliamentary commission. In return, Van der Maelen will help Ablyazov to obtain Belgian nationality. Ablyazov in a nutshell

ENRC’s minority shareholders may hope for a bonanza, but they’re more likely to get shafted

ENRC’s minority shareholders may hope for a bonanza, but they’re more likely to get shafted If you were looking to invest in an exotic, booming commodities company in recent years, almost nothing could beat Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). The Kazakhstan mining firm has assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries, as