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January 2016

Kazakhstan's Trading House Opened In Moscow

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:27

In Moscow, in the territory of the agricultural cluster “Food City,” there was opened a trading house of Kazakhstan, representatives of which are to enter the market of the Russian capital with products of their own production. Now, residents of Moscow have the opportunity to buy here various dairy and meat products, fish specialties, honey, candy, tea, and groceries. In a month, there will be opened Kazakhstan's pavilion selling textiles.


Kyrgyz Migrants Remit Home Up To One Third Of National GDP

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 16:20

As of today, Kyrgyzstan has the fourth largest number of migrant workers in Russia among all the countries of Central Asia. Nargiza Muratalieva, the Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Forecast at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, made this statement on January 26, during a round table dedicated to the problems of migration. According to her, in recent years, there has been a decrease in the number of Uzbek and Tajik labor migrants, while the number of Kyrgyz migrant workers has been increasing.

Kazakhstan To Supply Arlan Armored Vehicles To Jordan

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 15:00

Kazakhstan will supply weapons and military equipment to the army of Jordan. As reported by the press service of the military department of the republic, the corresponding agreements have been reached during the official visit to Jordan paid by the Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan. “An important result of this visit was the signing of an agreement on technical and military cooperation between the governments of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the Kazakh Ministry of Defense reports.

Migrants' Remittances To Tajikistan From Russia Drop By A Third

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 13:28

In 2015, migrants' remittances to Tajikistan from Russia decreased by more than 33 percent in dollar terms. Head of the National Bank Jamshed Nurmahmadzoda made this statement, adding that the volume of transfers in Russian rubles did even increase slightly – by about 3 percent. “With that, about 95 percent of the total amount of money transferred to Tajikistan came from Russia,” the head of the National Bank said. However, he refused to specify how much all the remittances to Tajikistan amounted to in 2015.


Turkmenistan Expecting Security Problems In 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:27

On January 27-28, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan to hold a series of meetings with the Turkmen officials. According to political observers, the aim of this visit is to clarify the situation in the country, in particular the extent to which Turkmenistan is ready to respond to the deteriorating political and economic situation in the region. In addition, today the country has to confront the serious Afghan threat to its security. And as noted by many experts, this year, the threat will grow even stronger.

Turkmenistan Tightens Monetary Policy

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 01:04

On January 25, during a government meeting, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the competent authorities to keep the issues related to implementation of the republic's monetary policy under strict control. According to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, the meeting heard reports on activities of the financial and economic system and improvement of the macroeconomic indicators of the Turkmen economy.

International Tourism Exhibition To Be Held In Uzbekistan

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 00:02

On April 18-19, the Tashkent-based exhibition center “Uzkurgazmasavdo” will host the 4th International Uzbek Tourism Fair 2016. The event is important for the tourism industry of the republic, since it will provide an opportunity to identify new trends in Uzbekistan, to master modern technologies and methods of work related to the tourism industry. Therefore, experts have recognized this international tourist exhibition to be a significant event in the tourism business.

Italian Entrepreneurs Willing To Cooperate With Kazakhstan

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 23:08

Italian businessmen are interested in opening up new joint ventures in Kazakhstan, as evidenced by numerous meetings between the managements of Italy's major food companies and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan. In particular, the Italian party have expressed its willingness to engage in joint activities in cultivation and processing of fruits and vegetables, production of various dairy products and organic fertilizers.

Kazakhstan Seeking New Metal Markets

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 17:54

Kazakhstan intends to seek new markets to export its metal products to, due to the fall in the volume of purchases by China. Executive director of the Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises of Kazakhstan Nikolai Radostovets made this statement during a briefing at the Central Communications Office. He said, “Now, it is a difficult time for metallurgists. The world prices for zinc, copper, lead and ferrous metals are generally low. This is due to the cessation of purchases by China, which previously acquired substantial quantities of our metal products.

Uzbekistan's Cement Plants Switch To Energy-Saving Technologies

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 16:02

Uzbekistan's two largest cement plants – Kyzylkumcement and Bekabadcement – have begun implementing a program aimed at a radical decline in the consumption of natural gas and electricity. A spokesman of the Uzbek Ministry of Economy reported the news, adding that in the period 2016-2020, the enterprises plan to implement 40 projects aimed at upgrading the existing facilities and introducing modern hi-tech equipment.