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March 2016

Kazakh SMEs To Receive Loans Totaling KZT2 Billion

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 23:08

On March 30, Mayor of the capital of Kazakhstan Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Chairman of the Board of the “Damu” Entrepreneurship Development Fund Kanysh Tuleushin signed a memorandum on cooperation in implementation of the program for support of small and medium businesses. Under this document, The “Damu” Fund and the Mayor's Office of Astana intend to allocate KZT2 billion (a billion from each party) for implementation of a new program to support start-up projects in the sphere of small and medium businesses.

All Kazakh Pharmacies To Be Automated

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 22:46

By 2017, Kazakhstan intends to automate medical institutions of all levels. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Dariga Nazarbayeva made this statement at an Astana-based briefing on March 30. According to her, computerization and automation are “a mandatory and necessary step” for successful and efficient operation of the compulsory medical insurance system, which will be launched in the country on January 1, 2017.


National Bank Of Kazakhstan Suggests Securities Market Reforms

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 22:04

The National Bank of Kazakhstan is currently working on a number of promising projects for development of the republic's securities market. Head of the main financial regulator of the country Daniyar Akishev announced the news on March 30, at the National Forum on “Corporate Governance and a New Perspective on the Investment Attractiveness of Kazakhstan.” According to him, experts plan to create an organized alternative market of bonds and equities in Kazakhstan.


National Bank Of Kazakhstan Forecasts 2016 Inflation Rates

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 20:48

According to the National Bank of Kazakhstan, a total of 2,347 joint stock companies are registered in the country, but only 85 of them are listing. Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Daniyar Akishev reported these figures during the National Forum on “Corporate Governance and a New Perspective on the Investment Attractiveness of Kazakhstan.” He added that by sectors, the country's stock market is represented mainly by shares of energy companies related to financial institutions and the quasi-public sector.

Kazakhstan To Sell 100 Subsoil Use Sites

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 20:07

Kazakhstan intends to sell 100 sites of subsoil use through auction before July 1, 2016. Minister of National Economy of the Republic Erbolat Dosayev announced the news on March 30, during a press conference at the Central Communications Office. “A total of 38 plots were sold for subsoil use through a simplified auction in December 2015, as part of creation of a new resource base of the country.

“Flatter The Bird You Are Purposed To Catch”

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 17:35

While Russia is trying to organize an effective collective defense together with its Central Asian allies in the CSTO, the United States and other NATO member states also intend to develop military and military-technical cooperation with the Central Asian region.


Back in 2010, according to the US embassy, the United States intended to build a modern training center for the armed forces of Tajikistan in the west of the republic, and a similar facility was to be opened in Kyrgyzstan.


Turkmen Parliament Adopts A Number Of New Laws

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 18:53

Turkmen Parliament has considered and adopted the new law “On civil service,” which aims to further improve the efficiency of state bodies. This document defines the institutional and legal framework of the public service, the procedure and conditions for realization of the right to public service in respect of Turkmen citizens. The law also regulates relations that arise as a result of civil service, and defines the status of civil servants.


Tajikistan May Increase Supplies Of Fruit And Vegetable Products To Russia By Several Times

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 17:25

Tajikistan is able to increase exports of fruit and vegetable products to Russia by several times, according to chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic Sharif Said. In a letter to his Russian colleagues, he writes that Tajikistan focuses on contracts for supply of fruits and vegetables to the Russian regions. In particular, it is about enhancing the volume of timely supply of fruits, vegetables, juices, honey, melons, canned food and dried fruits.


Number Of New Marriages Drops In Tajikistan

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 16:32

In 2015, the number of marriages concluded in Tajikistan decreased by almost 20 percent, which is explained very simply: for many grooms the wedding costs have become absolutely beyond purse. In other words, the main reason for the decrease in the number of marriages is the ongoing financial crisis, which is primarily associated with a sharp decline in the volume of remittances by migrant workers. According to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, earlier, more than one million citizens of Tajikistan worked in Russia every year.

Russia To Allocate A Grant For Development Of The Issyk-Kul Resort Zone

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 15:47

Russia will allocate $2 million to Kyrgyzstan in the form of donor funds to be invested under the UN program for development of interaction of tourism and agro-industrial production in the resort area of Lake Issyk-Kul. Press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Daria Pakhomova announced the news on March 28. “The Russian government has decided to allocate $2 million of donor funds for implementation of a project of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).