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Kashagan oil field. ©Reuters
Nazarbayev expects serious oil from Kashagan

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, is expecting some ‘serious’ oil from flicking Kashagan oil field at the Caspian Sea in 2014.

Nazarbayev expects serious oil from Kashagan
Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis
Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli on Monday blamed the Panama Canal's former administrator for the crisis surrounding its massive expansion project -- where work has been halted over a billion-dollar payment dispute.

Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis
©Yaroslav Radlovski
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister instructs to boost agricultural processing

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov has instructed the Government to create conditions for domestic agricultural processing.

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister instructs to boost agricultural processing
Container train
Container traffic between Europe and Asia through Kazakhstan grows 61%

Transit container traffic flow between Europe and Asia through Kazakhstan reached 5,630 TEU in 2013, which is 61% more than in 2012.

Container traffic between Europe and Asia through Kazakhstan grows 61%
Cuba opens 'megaport' with high hopes for more trade
Cuba opens 'megaport' with high hopes for more trade

Cuba officially opened its new Mariel "megaport" on Monday, hoping the project will put it on the map as a regional shipping hub despite scant foreign investment and the US economic embargo.

Cuba opens 'megaport' with high hopes for more trade
©Tengrinews.kz
'Smart rubber' to be produced in Kazakhstan

The first recycling plant for used tires has been launched in Kyzylorda city in southern Kazakhstan.

'Smart rubber' to be produced in Kazakhstan
Kok-Zhailyau. Photo by Dmitry Khegay©
Kok Zhailyau resort to have freeride tracks

Kok Zhailyau mountain skiing resort near Kazakhstan's Almaty will have kinds of ski tracks and slopes for skiers of different levels.

Kok Zhailyau resort to have freeride tracks
©Reuters
Kazakhstan should develop oil and gas transport infrastructure: IEA Executive Director

Kazakhstan should develop oil and gas transport infrastructure and take a hard stance of pricing talks in the region: Maria van der Hoeven.

Kazakhstan should develop oil and gas transport infrastructure: IEA Executive Director
©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has started construction on a Chinese order for the world's largest container ships.

Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships
©Marat Abilov
Gasoline shortage in Kazakhstan is ridiculous: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has declared that it was necessary to develop one more oil refinery in the country.

Gasoline shortage in Kazakhstan is ridiculous: Nazarbayev
The laboratory of new materials and technologies. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan offers $500 thousand for new technologies

Scientists can get up to $500 thousand in grants for commercialization of new technologists in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan offers $500 thousand for new technologies
©Reuters/David W Cerny
Wanted: Billions of bees for European farms

Many countries in Europe face a worrying lack of crop-pollinating honeybees, a problem caused mainly by an EU policy shift in favour of biofuels.

Wanted: Billions of bees for European farms
©Reuters
NCOC discussing possible scenarios of safe oil production restart at Kashagan

NCOC, the Kashagan field operator, has started discussing possible technological scenarios of safe oil production restart.

NCOC discussing possible scenarios of safe oil production restart at Kashagan
$800 million to be invested into second-tier banks by Baiterek Holding
$800 million to be invested into second-tier banks by Baiterek Holding

Baiterek Holding running the State Program of Accelerated Innovative and Industrial Development will channel $800mln into Kazakhstan banks.

$800 million to be invested into second-tier banks by Baiterek Holding
Assembly of SsangYong car. Photo courtesy of cas-agro.kz
Car production to increase 1.5-fold in 2014 in Kazakhstan

53-55 thousand cars will be assembled in Kazakhstan in 2014.

Car production to increase 1.5-fold in 2014 in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's biggest greenhouse constructed near Karaganda
Kazakhstan's biggest greenhouse constructed near Karaganda

Construction of Kazakhstan's biggest greenhouse complex has been completed in Topar village in Karaganda Oblast.

Kazakhstan's biggest greenhouse constructed near Karaganda
Photo courtesy of ArcelorMittal Temirtau
ArcelorMittal Temirtau to cut 2500 jobs in 2014

ArcelorMittal Temirtau is going to reduce the number of jobs by 2500 in 2014, Viktor Schetinin, vice-chairman of Zhaktau steel workers union.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau to cut 2500 jobs in 2014
Lakshmi Mittal. Photo courtesy of zpravda.kz
Lakshmi Mittal asks Kazakhstan's employees to hunker down

Lakshmi Mittal met with ArcelorMittal Temirtau plant top-managers and called them to reduce expenses and make goods more competitive.

Lakshmi Mittal asks Kazakhstan's employees to hunker down
Almaty's subway awards. ©Alisher Akhmetov
European Society for Quality Research awards Almaty Subway again

Almaty Subway has won another award from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR).

European Society for Quality Research awards Almaty Subway again
Kashagan oil field. ©Reuters
Results of Kashagan pipeline tests to be unveiled in January 2014

Experts are expected to release their statements on the condition of malfunctioning pipelines at the Kashagan field in mid-January 2014.

Results of Kashagan pipeline tests to be unveiled in January 2014