Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Forbes Billionaires and the Global Economy

This is the eighth year I have worked on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires. As always, I find the personal tales fascinating. I met with new Ukrainian billionaire Yuri Kosiuk at the Four Seasons in New York last fall when he was pitching Wall Street for investment dollars for his poultry producer. We had coffee and a […]

Other Power Women – A View from Eurasia

Image via Wikipedia I was recently a reporter on the Forbes Power Women list; indeed I have been working on the list since its inception five or so years ago. This year, the list is a bit different; glammed up to be sure. If I would be able to add to the list, I’d definitely […]

Gold Tussle: Russia vs. Kazakhstan

Plans by the owners of Russia’s top gold producer, Polyus Gold, including Russian billionaires, Mikhail Prokhorov and Suleiman Kerimov, may be thwarted in their efforts to buy Kazakh gold miner KazakhGold Group. The Kazakh government this week annulled a merger of the two evoking the 2007 Subsoil Law which allows the government to annul any contract involving […]

Only 2 Women Billionaires in Eastern Europe, Russia and rest of CIS

Where are all the women? We’re Half the Sky as but we’re always underrepresented as Catalyst reasearch points out (see my previous post titled International Women’s Day). The same is true for Eastern Europe, Russia and the rest of the CIS where only 2 women reached Forbes billionaire ranks out of some 40 or so […]

More Billionaires in Eastern Europe, Russia and rest of CIS says Forbes

2009 was a year of recovery for the World’s Billionaires as a whole reports Forbes (for whom I have been freelancing). The wealthiest in Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS states improved their fortunes as commodities markets recovered and world stock markets rose. Poland, a success story among transition economies, but which had only 1 […]