Investors were - like all observers - taken aback by the protests in Kazakhstan and their bloody crackdown.
The largest of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia is full of strategic raw materials in its basement.
Also, this unexpected crisis caused tensions on the prices of uranium and oil in particular.
Kazakhstan: "Post-Soviet Domino"
Kazakhstan is, in fact, the world's leading producer of uranium ore (up to 40%), from which the fuel for nuclear power plants is made.
As Almaty, the country's largest city, was plunged into chaos on Wednesday, the price of a pound of uranium soared 8% to more than $ 45, according to UxC, as quoted by Bloomberg.
The price of uranium is not continuously quoted like gold or oil, but several specialist companies, including UxC, provide data on this market.
On Thursday, Kazatomprom, the national uranium producer, assured that its activity was ...
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