Kazakhstan News

 

ZAKIRYANOV LAUNCHES LATEST INSTALLMENT OF KAZAKHSTAN’S UNKNOWN HISTORY

March 25, 2014

On Tuesday 25th March 2014, Hertfordshire Press hosted the book launch of Dr Kairat Zakiryanov’s latest book titled, “The Turkic Saga of Genghis Khan & The KZ Factor”. This is Zakiryanov’s second book and follows hot on the heels of his first book, “Under the Wolf’s Nest” that has received worldwide academic acclaim.

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Kazakhstan understanding of Russia’s position on defending the rights of national minorities in Ukraine – Nazarbayev

March 12, 2014

The president of Kazakhstan and Russia, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, discussed over the telephone some pressing problems on the international agenda – including the recent developments in Ukraine, the Kazakh president’s press office says in a press release.

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Kazakhstan ready to contribute to peaceful resolution of situation in Ukraine, Nazarbayev told Merkel

March 12, 2014

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone talk to discuss a wide range of issues, the president’s press office says in a press release.

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Nazarbayev and Obama focus on diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

March 12, 2014

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone call exchanged views on international and regional security with the focus on a peaceful solution to the political situation in Ukraine, the Kazakh president’s press office said.

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Kazakh army needs to be rearmed – Nazarbayev

March 7, 2014

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered to rearm the Kazakh army. “We need to intensify the modernization and rearming of our military forces. The military industry should produce more equipment and goods not only for the army but also for the police and special services,” the president is quoted as saying at a Thursday meeting at the Kazakh Defense Ministry in a press release of his press office.

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Aeroflot returns to Kazakhstan

March 7, 2014

The Russian airline Aeroflot will resume flights to Kazakhstan after a few years’ break, the company says in a press release. “The airline is launching a regular flight between Moscow and Karaganda from March 10,” the press release says.

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Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus agree on equal representation in the governing bodies of Eurasian Economic Union – Nazarbayev

March 5, 2014

1006581All disputes arising from the draft treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be resolved, said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “I have carefully read all the documents [relating to the creation of the EEU] and have come to a conclusion that our experts have done a great job. I hope that we will be able to reach consensus on all moot points,” Nazarbayev said at a Wednesday meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow.

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Nazarbayev discusses situation in Ukraine with International Advisory Board members

March 3, 2014

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting in Astana on Monday with members of the International Advisory Board, the press office of the head of state has said in a statement.

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Kazakhstan could decide on WTO accession timeframe in March-April

March 3, 2014

Kazakhstan’s prime minister said the country should make every effort this year to finalize talks as part of its process of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Eurasian Media Forum to focus on Ukraine

February 27, 2014

The next Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF), scheduled for April 24-25, 2014 in Astana will focus on Syria and Ukraine.

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Samruk-Kazyna to be transformed into a holding company focusing on investment projects

February 27, 2014

In 2014, National Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna will be reorganized into a holding company, Samruk-Kazyna says in a press release.

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Air Kazakhstan may start flight service in early 2015, Samruk-Kazyna

February 27, 2014

The New airline Air Kazakhstan will be registered with the authorized agency before May and early next year may launch domestic flight service, Samruk-Kazyna head Umirzak Shukeyev said.

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Ministry of Finance stands for limiting bank cash withdrawals for legal entities

February 27, 2014

Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov stands for imposing a legislative restriction on bank cash withdrawals for legal entities.

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Kazakhstan improves its ranking in both Global Competitiveness Report and Doing Business Index

February 24, 2014

Kazakhstan climbed up in World Bank’s Doing Business Index and the Global Competitiveness Report issued by World Economic Forum during last year.

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Nazarbayev: No bank in Kazakhstan will go bankrupt

February 21, 2014

Kazakhstan will not allow bankruptcy of a single commercial bank, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “We have a healthy economy, and nothing catastrophic has happened. None of the banks in the country will go bankrupt. We did not let it happen to BTA and other banks in 2009, because they held savings of our citizens. It will not happen now,” said the President at a meeting on entrepreneurship and financial sector.

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Kazakhstan to see 7% GDP growth in 2014 – National Bank

February 19, 2014

Kazakhstan’s GDP will grow 7% in 2014 given the tenge devaluation, Head of the Kazakh National Bank Kairat Kelimbetov has said.

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Kazakh Majilis passes new Criminal Code

January 29, 2014

Responsibility for terrorism and extremism is toughened. From now these crimes will be referred to serious or high crime that will entail imprisonment up to 12 years and more than 12 years respectively. Such rules appeared in the new Criminal Code, which was approved by members of Majilis in the first reading. Deputy General Prosecutor of Kazakhstan presented the bill to the MPs.

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Savings of Kazakhstan citizens reach record 3.8 trillion tenge

January 29, 2014

Savings of Kazakhstan citizens have reached amonumental figure for the country, the total deposits are standing at 3.8trillion tenge. The KazakhstaniDeposit Insurance Fundguarantees safekeeping ofindividual’s deposits. The Fund revisesrecommendations onthe remunerationof deposits every quarter.The rate for deposits in tenge is 9% per annum, and the rate for deposits in foreigncurrency is4.5 per annum.

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Kazakhstan to increase export of food products to Moscow

January 28, 2014

Kazakhstan will increase the export of food products to Moscow, kapital.kz reports. Currently, 95 % of Kazakhstan’s exported products are grain, and only 5 % are the other products. Currently Moscow is more interested in the supply of fruit, vegetables and meat.

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Press Statement following visit Nursultan Nazarbayev to Davos for participation in the World Economic Forum

January 24, 2014

The head of state pointed out that the World Economic Forum was a platform for exchange of opinions on the state of affairs in the world economy and prospects for its development.

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Meeting with Director General of the World Trade Organisation Roberto Azevedo

January 24, 2014

Vstrecha--s-gendirektorom-VTO-R-AzeveduNursultan Nazarbayev and Roberto Azevedo discussed the course of harmonisation on the issue of Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO. The parties expressed confidence that the algorithm worked out in the process of regular contacts would provide qualitative and coordinated solution of key issues. The President stressed high potential for cooperation between Kazakhstan and the WTO, as well as fruitful talks held over the issue of Kazakhstan’s accession to the Organisation between all interested parties.

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Meeting with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso

January 24, 2014

Vstrecha--s-predsedatelem-ES-ZH-BarrozuThe prospects f strengthening of cooperation, as well as topical issues of the international agenda were discussed at the meeting. The President of Kazakhstan noted that the European Union is our country’s important trading and investment partner. Regular high-level talks make significant contribution to systematic development of our relations. In this regard, the meeting stressed the importance of the work being done within the framework of the EU’s Strategy in Central Asia.

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President Nursultan Nazarbayev has delivered his annual Address to the people of Kazakhstan

January 18, 2014

Vistuplenie-Prezidenta-Nazarbaeva-300x149Starting his State-of-the-nation Address President Nursultan Nazarbayev said we have adopted a long-term 2050-Strategy for Kazakhstan to firm up its standing and to have a firm hold of the future. He laid down the plan for Kazakhstan’s joining the ranks of 30 world advanced nations. According to many forecasts, the next 15-17 years will be a “window of opportunities” for large-scale breakthrough of Kazakhstan. At the same time, he went on, the coming decades lurk many challenges and unexpected situations, new crises in global markets and in world politics.

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Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Orthodox Christmas

January 7, 2014

Dear compatriots! I wholeheartedly congratulated all Christians and people of Kazakhstan on the Nativity of Christ. For centuries this feast fills the hearts of people with the light of hope, mercifulness and tolerance, brings kindness and peace, good thoughts and deeds. These eternal spiritual values unite representatives of all religions. They are a solid underpinning for the development and future achievements of Kazakhstan.

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The Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan

December 17, 2013

22 years have passed since the day when the Constitutional Law “On the State Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was adopted. At a solemn meeting dedicated to the Independence Day, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that on 16 December 1991, a new star – the Republic of Kazakhstan had emerged in the constellation of the world’s nations.

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20-thousand Kazakhstan Tenge bill unveiled

November 19, 2013

The design of the 20-thousand Kazakhstan Tenge bill has been presented by the National Bank, Tengrinews reports. The obverse of the bill displays an side-on picture of a girl in loose clothing against a national ornament in the background. The girl uncages a bird and it flies towards the sun.

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Kelimbetov Replaces Marchenko at Kazakh Central Bank

October 1, 2013

K_Kelimbetov Kairat Kelimbetov, a deputy prime minister, will replace Grigori Marchenko as central bank governor. Kelimbetov, 45, was named in place of Marchenko, 53, who resigned for “family reasons” before his six-year term was set to end in January 2015, according to a statement published on President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s website today. Kelimbetov’s knowledge of “the country’s economy and financial situation will have a positive effect on the work of the National Bank,” Nazarbayev said in the statement. Kelimbetov, a graduate of Moscow State University and Georgetown University, was chief executive officer of Samruk-Kazyna when the government used the sovereign wealth fund to prop up banks hit by a credit squeeze in 2009.

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Success is in the partnership with the state

September 25, 2013

Success partnership  with the  stateA livestock breeding center was formed through cooperation of entrepreneurs and the SEC «Pavlodar». Recently, various business structures are actively taking advantage of their partnership with the government in the implementation of their projects. As a rule, most of them succeed. An example of this is a livestock breeding center “Peschanskii”, which created a stable production in the region on the principles of public-private partnership with JSC «NC» SEC «Pavlodar».

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Atom for peaceful development

September 25, 2013

Yesterday the IX International Conference «Nuclear and Radiation Physics» started in Almaty, organized by the Atomic Energy Committee under the RK MINT, National Nuclear Center and the Institute of Nuclear Physics.

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Kazakhstan to showcase unique archive documents about its history

September 25, 2013

The Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan has done a lot in order to collect materials about its history at foreign archives. Minister Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed announced at the 3rd session of the Intergovernmental working group for study of national history in Astana on Wednesday.

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