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July 2015

Uzbekistan and Afghanistan Coordinate the Protection of the State Border

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 20:00

The capital of Uzbekistan hosted negotiations with a delegation from neighboring Afghanistan, led by the Adviser to the President of the country's national security Hanif Atmar. This was reported to the press by an officer of the Afghan Embassy, who noted that this event was dedicated to the issues related to security of the common border. "As a result of a three-day visit, the parties have reached an agreement on enhanced cooperation in the field of conservation and protection of the state border" - the representative of the Embassy of Afghanistan said.

Kazakhstan has Left Russia behind in Terms of GDP per Capita

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 19:49

The results of the first half of this year show that Kazakhstan, according to experts, has bypassed the Russian Federation in terms of gross domestic product per capita. If the volume of GDP per capita in Russia is $ 11975, then a resident of Kazakhstan are accounted for 12 424 dollars.

In Kazakhstan it’s Difficult to Find a Job for People over 40

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 19:34

The "round table" dedicated to the theme of "Life after 50 or complexity of employment for citizens in the pre-retirement age" was held in the capital of Kazakhstan. This event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic, a number of non-profit organizations, the City Hall of Astana, as well as leaders and experts in the field of human resources services.

They Stopped to Pay Pensions in Cash in Uzbekistan

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 19:19

Starting from June of this year, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan has prohibited paying pensions in cash, due to the growing problem of cash in the country. This was reported by local media (radio "Ozolik"), which pointed out that the effect of this ban can last for over a month. Thus, according to the journalist, many citizens complain about the problems with cash withdrawal from plastic cards, stating that the cards are not accepted in markets and in many other places.

 

"ArcelorMittal Temirtau" is Reducing Salaries by a Quarter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 20:23

Starting from August 1 this year, all employees of the company "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" will face a cut in salary by 25 percent. The news was reported by the company management to workers, trade unions and the government of Kazakhstan, and the press service of "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" informed the journalists about it. It was also noted that the talks with the leaders of the trade unions on this issue would begin immediately. Previously, the company's executives had met with members of the government in order to explain such a move to them.

Kyrgyzstan has Tightened the Punishment for Mercenary

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 17:45

Kyrgyzstan has introduced criminal penalties for citizens who take part in the ongoing armed conflict abroad. The corresponding decree was signed by the President Almazbek Atambayev and now the appropriate changes are being made in the Criminal Code. In addition, the document provides for criminal penalties for those citizens of Kyrgyzstan who go abroad for extremist and terrorist training. The news was reported to journalists in the press service of the head of the state on Tuesday, 28 of July.

 

The Head of Halyk Bank Considers Devaluation of the Tenge Necessary

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 17:17

The head of Kazakhstan's Halyk Bank Umut Shayakhmetova stands for the devaluation of the tenge, which in her opinion is important against the background of the recent decision of the regulator on upward shift of the currency corridor borders. She announced it in an interview given to the national edition of the famous American magazine Forbes. According to her, "the devaluation is necessary, as we can clearly see that our customers, especially those related to the segment of small and medium-sized businesses, are no longer competitive due to excessively revalued tenge."

Taxes on Geological Exploration in Kazakhstan to Be Cut

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 15:55

An opportunity of simplifying procedures in the field of exploration, as well as reduction and elimination of administrative barriers, reducing the tax burden is being considered in Kazakhstan. The news was reported during a press conference held in the Central Communications Service, by the First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic Uzakbai Karabalin. According to him, a gradual change towards reducing the tax burden on income taxation can be of great importance in terms of attracting investment in this sector.

 

The Date of Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan is Defined

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 13:13

In accordance with the decree of the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, the election of deputies of the Republic’s Parliament of the new convocation is scheduled for October 4 this year. This was told reporters in the press service of the head of state, where it was also noted that under the document the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums received an instruction - to ensure fair, transparent and free elections in accordance with the laws of the republic.

Kazakhstan Became a Member of WTO on Monday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:27

An official ceremony of reception of a new member – Kazakhstan to the WTO was held in the Swiss city of Geneva. This event was attended by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had previously appealed on this subject to the people, calling it a "historic event". "Negotiations on the accession of the Republic to the WTO has lasted 20 years. This event is historic for us. Now Kazakhstan will be the 162nd participant in the WTO.