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Bulat Utemuratov. Photo a courtesy of kursiv.kz
Billionaire Utemuratov buys two Kazakhstan banks

Kazakh billionaire Bulat Utemuratov has finalized the deal to purchase Alliance Bank and Temirbank from Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Billionaire Utemuratov buys two Kazakhstan banks
The Deputy Chairman of the Agency on Fight Against Economic and Corruption Crimes Andrey Lukin. Photo © Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan Financial Police spends $162,000 to reward 100 for info about corruption

The Financial Police of Kazakhstan has paid over $160 thousand in rewards for reporting corruption crimes to 100 Kazakhstan nationals.

Kazakhstan Financial Police spends $162,000 to reward 100 for info about corruption
A Harmony Lessons screenshot
Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo

The famous young Kazakhstan director Emir Baigazin won the Special Jury Prize for his début film Harmony Lessons at the Tokyo FILMeX 2013.

Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh PM visits South Korea

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has signed a number of cooperation agreements with South Korea in Seoul.

Kazakh PM visits South Korea
Astana Arlans vs Cuba Domadores. Photo © astanaarlans.kz
Can Cubans tame Astana Wolves?

On December 13 the Champions of the 3rd WSB Season Astana Arlans are fighting the ferocious Cuba Domadores.

Can Cubans tame Astana Wolves?
Photo ©pm.kz
Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan is going to focus on hard sciences to further enhance the country's growing economy.

Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev
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More than 1 million tons of grain shipped by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy

In November Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Kazakhstan national railway company, has transported more than 1 million tons of newly harvested grain

More than 1 million tons of grain shipped by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Photo ©astanaopera.kz
Evening of Choral Music in Astana Opera

On December 4, Astana Opera theater will have an evening of choral music.

Evening of Choral Music in Astana Opera
Cotton. Photo ©REUTERS
700 children skip school to harvest cotton in southern Kazakhstan, principals fined

700 school children were skipping their classes at school because they were harvesting cotton in South Kazakhstan Oblast.

700 children skip school to harvest cotton in southern Kazakhstan, principals fined
Photo ©  Asel Satayeva
When traditions meet innovations: Kazakhstan to show falconry at EXPO 2017

Visitors to the 2017 EXPO will be shown falconry, traditional hunting with trained Golden Eagles.

When traditions meet innovations: Kazakhstan to show falconry at EXPO 2017
Photo © Marat Abilov
Bolashak scholarship - opportunity for children of unemployed or retired

Bolashak scholarship gave an opportunity to children of unemployed and retired Kazakhstan nationals to study abroad.

Bolashak scholarship - opportunity for children of unemployed or retired
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan wants more large cities like Almaty and Astana

Kazakhstan will focus on urban expansion of Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Aktau and Shymkent and making them economic growth hubs.

Kazakhstan wants more large cities like Almaty and Astana
Photo © RIA Novosti
New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping

Kazakhstan Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies (Anti-Monopoly Agency) has approved new tariffs on oil pumping through the KazTransOil pipeline.

New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping
Photo a courtesy of focus.kg
Central Asia not ready for integration

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov believes it premature to discuss integration in Central Asia and more appropriate to think of it as cooperation.

Central Asia not ready for integration
NATO air forces in Afghanistan. Photo ©REUTERS
ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region

Security Council of Kazakhstan thinks that coalition countries in Afghanistan have no a moral right to allow destabilization of the region.

ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region
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International organizations compromise Central Asian integration

According to Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Kazakhstan Marat Shaikhutdinov, external players are more concerned with the integration of Central Asia than the region itself is.

International organizations compromise Central Asian integration
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Kazakhstan energy experts call GHG emission quotas populism

Urazalinov believes that these plans are a threat to Kazakhstan coal-fueled energy and that their implementation is likely to undermine achievement of the goals that the Kazakhstan economy is supposed to reach before 2030.

Kazakhstan energy experts call GHG emission quotas populism
Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
Kazakhstan may export goods worth $7 billion to Central Asia

3rd Central-Asian Trade Forum that involves CA countries, plus Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Austria and the United States was held in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan may export goods worth $7 billion to Central Asia
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Kazakhstan No.1 in Central Asia and in world's Top 10 by greenhouse gas emisions

Greenhouse gas emissions have brought Kazakhstan to the 1st place among Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan No.1 in Central Asia and in world's Top 10 by greenhouse gas emisions
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara. ©REUTERS
Ukraine's Foreign Minister visits Kazakhstan

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara is on official visits to Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister visits Kazakhstan