The Byterek tower is visible in the centre of Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the Presidential Palace. Photo: AFP

Central Asia’s answer to Dubai? In Kazakhstan’s Astana, reality bites

Amid the glitzy towers and preparations for a mega expo, a commodities crash, free-falling currency and China’s slowdown fuel uncertainty about the future

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The Byterek tower is visible in the centre of Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the Presidential Palace. Photo: AFP
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