Nazarbayev spells out ‘100 concrete steps’ for Kazakh institutional reform

President Nursultan Nazarbayev  yesterday published the 100 concrete steps he believes Kazakhstan must take if it is…

Russian pirated software on the decrease

Russian pirated software installed on PCs and laptops is decreasing, but still costs business around RUB87bn.…

World Bank loan for Kyrgyz reform programme

Kyrgyz reform programme: World Bank this week approved a US$25m loan to Kyrgyzstan for the implementation of its 2012-14…

Anti-piracy laws unveiled by Russian government

The Ministries of Communications and Culture this week agreed to strengthen Russia’s anti-piracy laws. New legislation…

Central Bank lowers Russian money laundering benchmark

The Central Bank of Russia today reduced the level above which banks might be investigated on suspicion of money…

Kazakhstan fights financial terrorism

Kazakhstan fights financial terrorism:  Kazakhstan’s Senate has adopted a law designed to put an end to both the…

Vertu imposes brand control

Vertu: In an attempt to put an end to counterfeit sales, British luxury mobile phone manufacturer…

State cracks down on counterfeit whisky

Russia’s counterfeit whisky market may be worth as much as $230m after the State Statistics Service…