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Banned From Protest, Kazakhstanis Joke, Grumble Over Currency's Fall

Kazakhstanis took to social media on Friday to mock and grumble as vendors hiked their prices after veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev let the tenge currency join a global wave of devaluations. The tenge rate tumbled by 26.2 percent on Thursday to 255.26 per dollar as the central bank and government decided to let it float freely, seeking to support an economy hit by low world prices for its oil and metals exports. There were no reports of of street protest after Nazarbayev, who has...

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