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Kazakhstan

23.03.2017

In 2016, Kazakhstan took the second place among the CIS countries by the number of Russian passports received by its citizens. In January-December 2016, a total of 37,837 Kazakh citizens changed their citizenship; for comparison, in 2015, this figure was smaller and amounted to 32,070 people. Such figures were provided by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

23.03.2017

The southern capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, is recognized as one of the cheapest cities in the world in terms of the cost of living. This follows from the study titled Worldwide Cost of Living 2017, which was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). According to its results, Almaty took the last, 133rd place, ahead of such cheap cities as Bangalore (India) and Lagos (Nigeria). In addition, Chennai, Mumbai, Karachi, Algeria, Bucharest, Kiev and New Delhi also rank among the cheapest cities.

 

23.03.2017

Kazakhstan's National Holding “Baiterek” and the Arab sovereign wealth fund Mubadala plan to jointly provide funding to the infrastructure projects implemented in the Kazakh territory. The corresponding agreement was signed during President Nursultan Nazarbayev's official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

22.03.2017

In accordance with the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev “On measures aimed at further improvement of the payment mechanisms for benefits and pensions” dated March 13, the joint-stock commercial People's Bank was found the only bank in the republic authorized to pay any kind of benefits and pensions. The news was reported by the press service of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan.

22.03.2017

On March 12-14, Almaty hosted the 19th fashion show “Central Asia Fashion Spring 2017.” This event is considered unique because it presents manufacturers of footwear, clothes and various accessories that are new for the Kazakh market. The spring season of the exhibition was participated by companies representing Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Mongolia, Italy, France, Greece, Finland, Kazakhstan and several other countries. The official opening ceremony of the exhibition was accompanied by a fashion show of young Kazakh designers who are just starting their creative path.

21.03.2017

During the meeting with representatives of the Kazakh mass media, the President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev answered numerous questions, which touched upon the presidential power itself. According to the head of state, Kazakhstan was able to achieve success precisely due to the advantage in the form of strong presidential power, as well as the absence of political competition in the country. “We have taken full advantage of this. All the successes of our country, which we are now proud of, have been achieved only thanks to this.

20.03.2017

On March 17, in the framework of the meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission in Moscow, representatives of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed documents on the provision of financial and technical assistance necessary for the adaptation of the Kyrgyz economy in connection with the republic's participation in the Eurasian Economic Union. Within the framework of the signed agreement, Kazakhstan undertook to increase the volume of financial support to Kyrgyzstan from 7 to 41 million dollars.

19.03.2017

Currently, the ERA-GLONASS system is temporarily not working in the territory of Kazakhstan. Its functions include notifying the emergency services about road accidents. According to local media, by the end of 2017, the system should be replaced with EVAK, a similar system developed in Kazakhstan. Worth recalling, on January 1, 2017, it became mandatory for the EEU countries to equip all imported vehicles with a special ERA-GLONASS alarm button.

 

19.03.2017

Over the past year, the volume of mutual trade between Kazakhstan and the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union has increased by more than 50 percent. The Committee on Statistics under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic reported this news was reported on March 16. “In January 2017, Kazakhstan's trade with the EEU countries reached 1 billion 198.8 million dollars, which is 53.6 percent more than in January 2016,” the press release states.

 

19.03.2017

In the course of a regular plenary session, the upper chamber of the Kazakh parliament ratified the protocol envisaging the termination of a set of international treaties that regulated the issues related to Russia's lease and use of the Emba test site located in Aktobe Province. Now this draft law will be sent for signature to the president of the country.