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Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans

Kazakh Senate, the upper house of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, has passed a bill on non-performing loans and assets of second-tier banks.

Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans
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Chairman of Development Bank of Kazakhstan on public trust in tenge

Kazakhstanis will trust tenge only when they understand reasons behind exchange rate fluctuations: Chairman of Kazakhstan Development Bank.

Chairman of Development Bank of Kazakhstan on public trust in tenge
Kazakhstan no longer attractive for expats because of tenge depreciation: Deutsche Welle

According to German Deutsche Welle, sharp tenge depreciation caused some foreign workers, who came to Kazakhstan for better prospects, to consider going back home.

Kazakhstan no longer attractive for expats because of tenge depreciation: Deutsche Welle
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Kazakhstan's Kaspi Bank acquires status of bank holding company

One of largest Kazakhstan’s banks Kaspi Bank has acquired the status of a bank holding company.

Kazakhstan's Kaspi Bank acquires status of bank holding company
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Nazarbayev awards Order of Friendship to Francois Hollande

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev had a meeting with President of France Francois Hollande as part of his official visit to France on November 6.

Nazarbayev awards Order of Friendship to Francois Hollande
Karim Massimov and Ilya Ilyin. Photo courtesy of the athlete's Instagram page.
Ilya Ilyin takes selfie with Kazakh PM

Four-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in weightlifting Ilya Ilyin has taken a selfie with Kazakhstan’s Prime-Minister Karim Massimov.

Ilya Ilyin takes selfie with Kazakh PM
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Nazarbayev arrives in Paris

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived in Paris for an official visit.

Nazarbayev arrives in Paris
Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet Oksana Skorik
Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera

Principal dancers of world famous Mariinsky Theater Oksana Skorik and Yevgeniy Ivanchenko came to Astana.

Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera
US State Secretary John Kerry and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Presidential Press Service
US State Secretary John Kerry meets Kazakh President and PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for the first time in Astana as part of his official tour of five Central Asian countries.

US State Secretary John Kerry meets Kazakh President and PM
US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Kazakhstan as part of his official tour around Central Asia
US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Kazakhstan as part of his official tour around Central Asia

It will be the first visit to Central Asia for John Kerry and the first ever visit to all the five Central Asian states on a single trip for a US Secretary of State.

US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Kazakhstan as part of his official tour around Central Asia
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Kazakhstan's young figure skater Elizabeth Tursynbayeva wins Skate Canada Autumn Classic

15-year-old figure skater representing Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tyrsynbaeva has come first among ladies at the Skate Canada Autumn Classic.

Kazakhstan's young figure skater Elizabeth Tursynbayeva wins Skate Canada Autumn Classic
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Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria

Kazakhstan’s experts have commented on the air strikes made by Russian forces on Wednesday targeting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.

Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria
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10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay

10 citizens of Macedonia have been fined for violating the terms of stay in Kazakhstan.

10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay
Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in mid-October.

Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October
Ilya Ilyin ©REUTERS
Ilya Ilyin wins gold at IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s weightlifter and four-time world champion Ilya Ilyin has won gold at the IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan.

Ilya Ilyin wins gold at IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan
China's Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan meets Nursultan Nazarbayev
China continues strengthening military relations with Kazakhstan

China's Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan has arrived to Kazakhstan on an official visit.

China continues strengthening military relations with Kazakhstan
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Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana

The second round of Syrian talks that kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on October 2 has ended with a joint declaration.

Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana
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Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful means: Kazakh Minister Idrissov

The Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful ways, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Yerlan Idrissov said at the General Policy Debates at the UN headquarters in New York.

Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful means: Kazakh Minister Idrissov
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Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana

Almaty and Astana residents and guests are invited to enjoy charming sounds of piano, violin and cello at Masterpieces of Romanticism concert that will take place on October 6 and 9.

Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana
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Nazarbayev meets with foreign leaders in New York

Kazakhstan‘s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with presidents, PMs and top managers of major American companies during his visit to the United States.

Nazarbayev meets with foreign leaders in New York