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Central asia

22.02.2017

On February 20, Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Jenis Kasymbek named digitalization of the republic's industries as one of the Ministry's main tasks for the current and subsequent years. “Industry 4.0” provides both new challenges and additional opportunities for Kazakhstan. We will be able to reduce the impact of the negative factors, such as the shortage of highly qualified labor force, the long distances and the absence of access to sea trade routes, and the small domestic market.

22.02.2017

In accordance with the decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics will be created under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. The new structure will be formed on the basis of the already existing Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics. According to experts, this decision will make it possible to improve research in biotechnology and genomic breeding of wheat, potatoes, cotton and grapes. In addition, the Center will train highly skilled geneticists.

 

22.02.2017

On February 20, the National Bank of Kazakhstan published the report dedicated to the implementation of the department's strategic plan in 2016. One of the main issues was the deterioration of financial stability of the banking system. This document also focuses on the measures taken in order to achieve sustainability of the Kazakh banks: namely, inspections, the introduction of new rules, etc. In addition, there was noted the introduction of high risks on unsecured consumer loans.

 

21.02.2017

The Kyrgyz government has sent an official letter to the Turkish side with the requirement for pecuniary damage, which was caused by the crash of the Boeing-747 in the settlement of Dachi SU on January 16, 2017. First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Muhammetkaly Abulgazi reported the news at a meeting with residents of the village on February 20. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz government, the damage was estimated at KGS195 million.

 

21.02.2017

Over the next five years, Uzbekistan plans to increase the volume of coal mining by 3.1 times. This year, the country will produce about 3.92 million tons of coal; in 2019, the figure should reach the level of 4.78 million tons; in 2021, it will increase to 11.67 million tons. Worth recalling, 3.87 million tons of coal were produced in the country in 2016.

 

21.02.2017

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources must work more on the involvement of foreign investment in the sphere of exploration and development of deposits of strategically important solid minerals. This follows from the draft decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoev, which was submitted for the public debate on the Single portal of online public services. The work to attract foreign investment in the development and exploration of solid minerals has been conducted in the country since 2009.

Middle east

05.05.2014

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan on an official visit, spent a number of important negotiations. The most important of them were the talks between the Head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the President Ilham Aliyev.  As noted in the official press service of the Head of Azerbaijan, "during the meeting of President Ilham Aliyev with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, deep satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel in various activities was expressed".

18.03.2014

As the day of local election in Turkey is approaching, many female organizations throughout a country started to pay closer attention to the presence in the lists of candidates from different political parties of representatives of fair sex. According to the lists published, at the coming elections on the 30th of March there will be quite little women among candidates from political parties. According to the opinion of female organizations, this factor is an extra evidence of gender inequality, existing in Turkey.

18.03.2014

Turkish company Starpet, which is one of the largest national oil distributors, is going to construct a specific oil-terminal with a total capacity of 1.9 mln. barrels at Ceyhan. This object will be intended for the oil coming through Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline from Iraq Kurdistan. At that, as a spokesman of the Turkish company reported, this terminal will be located not far from Botas terminal, and will occupy the area of about 300 hectares.

18.03.2014

More than 1.5 billion dollars has already been invested in the project for the construction of the first Turkish Nuclear Power Plant Akkuyu. It was reported by Sergey Kirienko, the CEO of Rosatom, the state nuclear energy corporation, during his meeting with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, Taner Yıldız. According to his words, it’s just a beginning, while even larger-volume investments can be expected soon.

06.11.2013

By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iran will manufacture at least seven important vaccines during the next four years, Iranian Health Minister, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said, IRNA news agency reported.

He went on to note that, the country faces a shortage in supplying some needed vaccines, without unveiling any exact details.

Iran was a main vaccine producer and was able to supply all vaccine needs of the region, Qazizadeh Hashemi said, adding that at the present, unfortunately the county has to import its needed vaccine.

06.11.2013

The upcoming 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan "is vulnerable to corruption and fraud," an Afghan watchdog said Monday, dpa reported.

Fraud, ballot stuffing, misuse of government resources by candidates and abuse of government positions are among the concerns, said Yama Torabi, a member of the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.

Reviews have identified monitoring gaps that create opportunities for fraud and corruption, he said in a press conference.

Far east

30.10.2013

Turkey will take a step with Japan for nuclear energy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, Anadolu agency reported.

"We have taken the first step with Russia, and we are taking the second step with Japan, said Turkish Prime Minister who held a joint press conference with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Istanbul on Tuesday.

"We wish to make this investment as soon as possible," Erdogan added.

29.10.2013

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani will pay a visit to China on October 29, Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Sheikh-ul-Islam said today, the Iranian news agency İLNA reported.

During the visit, Larijani will meet with the Chinese President, head and other officials of the Chinese People's Congress. The development of bilateral and inter-parliamentary relations, as well as the further expansion and intensification of political and cultural ties between the two countries will be discussed.

23.10.2013

China is holding petroleum that was heading to North Korea from Iran in an apparent attempt by Beijing to maintain its control over Pyongyang, sources said, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

According to Chinese sources, the petroleum was part of North Korea's contract to import about 500,000 tons of condensate, a light oil, from Iran. North Korea, seeking to diversify its energy sources, started discussions on the deal last year.

The agreement was reached with the cooperation of a major Chinese state-run petroleum company.

23.10.2013

NATO's chief said Tuesday he hoped Turkey would keep in mind the military alliance's views as it mulls a missile defence deal with China Hurriyetdailynews reported .

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO member Turkey could buy equipment from any source after Ankara raised the possibility of accepting a Chinese bid to build its first long-range anti-missile system.

"Our position is very clear. It's a national decision to decide which equipment to purchase," Rasmussen told a press conference at the close of the first day of a two-day NATO defence ministers meeting.

23.10.2013

CPMIEC company's proposal on creating long-range missiles is more beneficial for Turkey from the economic point of view, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before his official visit to Kosovo, TRT Haber TV channel reported today.

According to him, Ankara has evaluated all proposals in this sphere.

He also stressed that the creation of the long-range missiles in Turkey is a priority for the country.

Prime Minister said that Turkey's actions on the creation of such missiles are legitimate. The country does not consider NATO's statement on the issue important.

02.10.2013

Kazakh Majilis (the Parliament's lower chamber) approved the loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on construction of Western Europe - Western China international transport corridor, Majilis press-service reported on Wednesday.

According to the agreement, ADB will provide $125 million for construction of Western Europe - Western China's 36.7 kilometer section between the cities of Shymkent and Tashkent in South Kazakhstan region.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2015.

21.01.2017
  • The entrepreneurial spirit of the youth is worth the experience of the aged.
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  • J. Knorr

 

21.01.2017

The specifics of the 2016 US presidential election lied not only in the publication of a large volume of information compromising the main candidates, but also in focusing the electorate's attention on the issues of the US foreign policy under the new administration of the White House. In this, there stand out not only the relations in the pair “Washington – Moscow,” but also “Washington – Beijing,” especially in terms of their cooperation in South-East Asia and, in particular, in the South China Sea.

 

03.01.2017

At the present time, Afghanistan serves not only as a base for various kinds of activities of terrorist and extremist groups, but also as an object of geopolitical simulacra projects that represent the possible options for the country's integration into the world community. In this respect, the leading position is occupied by the US.



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