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Obama urges China to take 'concrete steps' to ease tensions
Obama urges China to take 'concrete steps' to ease tensions

President Barack Obama urged Beijing to take "concrete steps" to ease tensions over cyber hacking and its wide-ranging maritime claims.

Obama urges China to take 'concrete steps' to ease tensions
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Kazakhstan completes WTO accession negotiations

Kazakhstan has finally agreed upon terms of accession to the World Trade Organization.

Kazakhstan completes WTO accession negotiations
Prime-Ministers of Lithuania and Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of primeminister.kz.
Lithuanian PM meets with Nursultan Nazarbayev and Karim Massimov

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev and the Kazakh PM Karim Massimov have held a meeting with the PM of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius, who came to Kazakhstan fro the VIII Astana Economic Forum.

Lithuanian PM meets with Nursultan Nazarbayev and Karim Massimov
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev talks with Iranian president Rouhani

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed partnership in trade and economy with the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Nazarbayev talks with Iranian president Rouhani
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Eco-friendly Almaty: re-orientation towards pedestrian zones in 2016

Central streets of Almaty will turn into pedestrian zones in 2016.

Eco-friendly Almaty: re-orientation towards pedestrian zones in 2016
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan rules out possibility of single EEU currency

Kazakhstan has once again ruled out the possibility of adopting a single currency for the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), despite the propositions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Kazakhstan rules out possibility of single EEU currency
Rapil Zhoshybayev (L) and Norihiko Ishiguro. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Japan confirms participation in EXPO-2017

Japan has officially confirmed participation in the upcoming EXPO-2017 in Astana.

Japan confirms participation in EXPO-2017
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Photo ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashanko, President of Belarus, in Astana.

Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy press office.
New Lianyungang-Almaty container train launched

A new regular container train Lianyungang-Almaty has been launched on February 25.

New Lianyungang-Almaty container train launched
Photo courtesy of agroinfo.com
Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media

Media reports suggest that Kazakhstan may resort to restricting Russian imports due to the pressure its domestic market from the significantly cheaper products offered by its Northern neighbour.

Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media
Photo courtesy of cont.ws
Kazakhstan hopes to join WTO this year

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan declared that the country may become member of the WTO this year.

Kazakhstan hopes to join WTO this year
Photo courtesy of roscontrol.com
Calls to ban Russian imports voiced in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani enterprises find themselves under increasing pressure with cheap products being imported from Russia. Some are calling for customs duties on the border between the Kazakhstan and Russia to be reintroduced.

Calls to ban Russian imports voiced in Kazakhstan
Olzhas Khudaibergenov. Photo courtesy of Olzhas Khudaibergenov
Kazakh expert suggests reintroducing customs border with Russia

A Kazakh expert has suggested reintroducing customs borders with Russia to protect Kazakhstan against the negative dynamics in the Russian economy.

Kazakh expert suggests reintroducing customs border with Russia
The World Trade Organization WTO logo is seen at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva April 9, 2013. ©REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
Kazakhstan's WTO accession hampered by Mongolia and Ukraine: Deputy PM

Deputy Prie Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that Kazakhstan's accession to the World Trade Organisation was hampered by two countries - Ukraine and Mongolia.

Kazakhstan's WTO accession hampered by Mongolia and Ukraine: Deputy PM
Karim Massimov meets PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel at WEF
Karim Massimov meets PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel at WEF

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has met with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Karim Massimov meets PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel at WEF
Photo © liter.kz
Tunisia wants to join Customs Union

Tunisia has sent a request for joining the Customs Union.

Tunisia wants to join Customs Union
Photo courtesy of trust.ua.
National Entrepreneurs Chamber suggests introducing trade barriers in Kazakhstan amid Russian ruble crisis

Strengthening of tenge against Russian ruble negatively affects industrial sectors of Kazakh economy, therefore National Chamber believes it is necessary to introduce trade barriers.

National Entrepreneurs Chamber suggests introducing trade barriers in Kazakhstan amid Russian ruble crisis
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US, EU reject Kazakhstan's proposal to prioritize domestic products in WTO

Samruk Kazyna talks about Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO and how it would impact public procurement in the country.

US, EU reject Kazakhstan's proposal to prioritize domestic products in WTO
Illustration © tengrinews.kz.
EEU to sign agreements on protection of intellectual property in 2015

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice Berik Imashev observed recent trends in registration and protection of trademarks, copyrights and other types of intellectual property in Kazakhstan.

EEU to sign agreements on protection of intellectual property in 2015
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan monitoring fallout of anti-Russian sanctions: Nazarbayev

Kazakh President Nazarbayev says anti-Russian sanctions do not directly affect Kazakhstan's economy, but all the additional developments are closely monitored.

Kazakhstan monitoring fallout of anti-Russian sanctions: Nazarbayev