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Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan

Tokyo Electric Power said it would submit a fresh restructuring plan to a Japanese government-backed fund Wednesday, which could see the creation of a special unit to dismantle the crippled Fukushima plant.

Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Albert Rau. Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews.kz
Minister of Industry opposes closure of economic zones in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan is trying to dissuade the Government from closing Special Economic Zones.

Minister of Industry opposes closure of economic zones in Kazakhstan
Aleksandr Mashkevich. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
ENRC constructs 'best ferroalloy plant in world' in Aktobe

$1 billion ferroalloy plant has been constructed in Aktobe in western Kazakhstan by ENRC.

ENRC constructs 'best ferroalloy plant in world' in Aktobe
Photo a courtesy of renal-d.com
Second aluminium plant to be build in Kazakhstan

A new aluminum plant will be build in Kazakhstan.

Second aluminium plant to be build in Kazakhstan
©Marat Abilov
Nazarbayev visits gold processing plant in Astana

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the gold processing plant in Astana.

Nazarbayev visits gold processing plant in Astana
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Nazarbayev calls to make industrialization effort more focused

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the Government to focus on several directions in the country’s industrialization.

Nazarbayev calls to make industrialization effort more focused
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco RR/SH
Haiyan to hit Philippine coconut oil exports: industry official

Global coconut oil supplies will likely fall next year, an industry official said Friday, after the killer typhoon that struck leading exporter the Philippines last month destroyed millions of trees used to produce the commodity.

Haiyan to hit Philippine coconut oil exports: industry official
©Reuters/Tony Gentile
New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest

New Zealand winegrowers enjoyed a record harvest in 2013 but are well placed to avoid the oversupply issues that have hampered them in the past, accounting giant Deloitte said Thursday.

New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest
An electronic monitoring ankle-bracelet. ©Reuters
Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets

Kazakhstan is considering setting up production of electronic monitoring ankle-bracelets in one of its prisons.

Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets
Mexican congressmen applaud after Mexico Congress approves the biggest oil sector shake-up in the lower house in Mexico City December 12, 2013. ©Reuters/Henry Romero
Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform

Mexico's Congress approved historic energy reform Thursday aimed at luring foreign oil firms back into the country and ending the state's 75-year-old monopoly following a heated debate.

Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform
Executive vice president of GM. ©Reuters/Rebecca Cook
GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control

General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker exits the government-bailout era with sales at their best level in six years.

GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control
Electro-optical devices. ©Tengrinews.kz
Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana jointly with Turkey.

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey
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
©Reuters/Mick Tsikas
Car maker Holden to close Australian plants in 2017

Struggling automaker GM Holden on Wednesday said it will shut down its manufacturing operations in Australia by 2017, shedding 2,900 jobs, in a major blow to the nation's car industry.

Car maker Holden to close Australian plants in 2017
At the Kashagan oil field. ©Reuters
NCOC announces cause of gas leaks at Kashagan oil field

Sulphide stress corrosion is the direct cause of the gas leak at the Kashagan field in Kazakhstan.

NCOC announces cause of gas leaks at Kashagan oil field
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo

Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and India.

Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev meets KazAtomProm's Shkolnik

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with Vladimir Shkolnik, Chairman of KazAtomProm, Kazakhstan nuclear company.

Nazarbayev meets KazAtomProm's Shkolnik
Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches
Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches

Conservationists and fishing industry representatives expressed confidence Thursday they were close to agreement on cutbacks in the lucrative tuna fishing industry in the Pacific.

Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches
Samsung floats world's largest vessel
Samsung floats world's largest vessel

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has floated a tanker-shaped vessel tagged as the world's largest "floating facility" with a length greater than the height of the Empire State Building in New York.

Samsung floats world's largest vessel
©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan poised to put ceiling on salaries

Kazakhstan is planning to set salary ceilings industry-wise.

Kazakhstan poised to put ceiling on salaries