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Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions for sole proprietors

Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions between sole proprietors to 1,000 MCI or 1,982,000 tenge ($10,667).

Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions for sole proprietors
AN-124 plane, the type that delivered "odd cargo" to US Embassy in Bishkek. Photo ©REUTERS
US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors

The US Consulate General in Kazakhstan brushed aside rumors that the cargo delivered from Abu Dhabi to US Embassy in Bishkek was carrying weapons and cash to organize revolutions in Central Asia.

US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors
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US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Many believe that the cargo weighing 152 tons that has been received by the US Embassy in Bishkek is more than just construction materials as the Embassy staff claims.

US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Yoo Byung-eun whose two sons own Chonghaejin Marine Co. the company to which the Sewol ferry belonged. Photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk
Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000

Under-pressure South Korean prosecutors on Monday upped to $500,000 a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive businessman in connection with last month's ferry disaster.

Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000
Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang. ©Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
China offers cash in Xinjiang for tips on beards

Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region are offering cash to informants who report on neighbours with excessive facial hair, state media has reported.

China offers cash in Xinjiang for tips on beards
Japan PM to visit Africa, Mideast with cash pledge: reports
Japan PM to visit Africa, Mideast with cash pledge: reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Africa and the Middle East this week, reports said Monday, bearing development cash pledges as Tokyo pushes back against growing Chinese influence in the resource-rich region.

Japan PM to visit Africa, Mideast with cash pledge: reports
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Kazakhstan Financial Police insists on capping cash-outs

Kazakhstan Agency for Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes (the Financial Police) is calling the Government to introduce restrictions for cash withdrawals.

Kazakhstan Financial Police insists on capping cash-outs
World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron
Cheap money party over, analysts warn as fears rise of asset bubbles

Cash is so cheap these days that investors have been borrowing and ploughing them in assets from artwork to wine to bitcoins, betting that prices would rise.

Cheap money party over, analysts warn as fears rise of asset bubbles
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Kazakhstan mulls restricting cash withdrawal

Kazakhstan financial police is suggesting to legally restrict withdrawal of cash by individuals and legal entities.

Kazakhstan mulls restricting cash withdrawal
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Kazakhstan financial police mulls banning legal entities from cashing out money

Everyone understands that such big amounts of cash are often used for bribes, for dodging taxes and other compulsory payments into the budget: financial police.

Kazakhstan financial police mulls banning legal entities from cashing out money
Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash
Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash

Colombia police said Friday they have arrested two men who had each ingested about $40,000 before trying to enter the country, in what may be a novel form of money laundering.

Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash
Over half of Kazakhstanies use bank cards
Over half of Kazakhstanies use bank cards

The number of bank cards holders in Kazakhstan has reached 8.5 million people this year.

Over half of Kazakhstanies use bank cards
Kazakhstanis steadily shifting from cash to cards
Kazakhstanis steadily shifting from cash to cards

Most Kazakhstanis (86.4%) believe cashless payments have the future, according to a recent survey carried out by ISAS Agency on behalf of Visa.

Kazakhstanis steadily shifting from cash to cards
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