Kazakhstan is both familiar and unfamiliar to many Chinese. We hear about this neighbor to the west all the time in our country's massive plans such as the Belt and Road initiative. We know that there are a lot of ethnic Kazakh people in China. And there's Kazakh singer Dimash, who soared to popularity in China in recent years after he participated in a popular Chinese music contest.
ASTANA (TCA) — President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, during his visit to Finland on October 16, met with representatives of leading Finnish companies, such as Nokia, Wartsila, Vaisala, Metso, Koja, and Nurminen Logistics. Following the visit, more than 20 commercial and non-commercial documents were signed for a total amount of $545 million, Kazakh Invest national investment support and promotion company reported.
Kazakhstan’s Chief Rabbi believes that the central Asian country is a model of religious tolerance that the rest of the world would be wise to follow.
From October 10 to 12, quarantine inspectors of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan have foiled 29 attempts to illegally send 165.5 tons of products of a high phytosanitary risk from Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to the nation of Kazakhstan, a Ministry spokesperson has said.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov spoke about an increase in Kazakhstan's exports, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Oct 15 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan state nuclear firm Kazatomprom said on Monday that it intends to float global depository receipts (GDRs) representing an interest in its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Kazakhstan’s central bank has a range of options besides changing its key interest rate as it looks to fine-tune monetary policy after markets stabilized and inflation came in below expectations, according to Governor Daniyar Akishev.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sterling and Wilson, World’s leading solar EPC company, has announced its plans to enter Kazakhstan. The company is targeting EPC for Solar PV projects of capacity 200 MW in Kazakhstan till 2020. The country is expected to receive bids for 180 MW of Solar PV in the month of October. This is part of the series of tenders announced by Kazakhstan government in the beginning of the year.
Astana has traditionally stuck to a multi-vector foreign policy predicated on the idea of maintaining good relationships with partners big and small, close and remote. Indeed, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s official visit to Washington, DC, in January 2018, was meant to establish a direct connection at the highest level to the Trump administration. Nevertheless, this balanced foreign policy orientation has not been sufficient to safeguard Kazakhstan from dangerous economic exposure to Western sanctions against Russia. And now, the US Congress is considering adopting several new, even more punitive anti-Russian sanctions bills. In particular, the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKAA)—dubbed a “bill from hell”—could complicate the situation for Kazakhstan further (Zn.ua, September 3; Kp.ru, January 17).
ASTANA. KAZINFORM In 2018, Kazakhstan will host two major events within the UN. Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it today at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of several foreign countries in Astana.