Kazakhstan - A rare success from the CIS

It may have more illustrious neighbours, but giant, oil-rich Kazakhstan is largely self-sufficient in food, has a functioning domestic capital market and modern pension system and is run on democratic lines.

Schroders - Fear and loathing on Cheapside

Was he the wrong man for the job or was the task too tough? Eight months after the departure of Richard Broadbent as head of global corporate finance, Schroders is no nearer to finding its direction.