Recently Kaktus Media, a Bishkek-based news outlet, compiled a map of the countries, outgoing President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev had insulted during his presidency.
Condemned businessman Muratkhan Tokmadi made a sensational statement. In the second part of the film His name was Murka, filmed by KTK television channel, he confessed he murdered banker Yerzhan Tatishev. The Glass King, as he is referred to, said that the murder of the former head of Bank TuranAlem (also known as the BTA Bank) was ordered by Mukhtar Ablyazov.
True friends and partners of Aktobe businessman Askar Kupesov, who asked for political asylum in Europe, do not speak of him kindly. Asking political asylum in Poland, Kupesov said that in Kazakhstan officials want to unreasonably charge with a crime and torture him.
Times of Central Asia: Business associations of Kyrgyzstan on October 20 urged domestic cargo carriers to refrain from crossing the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border in order not to increase the queues at checkpoints.
In Kazakhstan, extreme poverty has been virtually eradicated, while the middle-class has grown to around 20% of the population. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have managed to halve their rates of poverty over the past decade and are continuing to make progress. In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, poverty is now mostly a rural phenomenon. These hard-earned success stories are a testament to what can be accomplished when the benefits of economic growth are shared more broadly across society.
President Atambayev has long had a reputation for being short-sighted and known for his harsh judgments politics. It is a fact. Perhaps this is an attempt to stand out on the general geopolitical background, an attempt to play in a certain image that would look no less heavy in the neighborhood with such authorities as Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev and others.
Azernews: Energy-rich Kazakhstan, which strives to increase its gas export and transit potential, has launched its gas supplies to China on October 16.
Foreigners can own 100% of a Kazakhstan LLC (Limited Liability Corporation). Most international firms do business in the oil & gas, manufacturing, tourism, and tech industries. Companies which invest in “strategic sectors”, which all the aforementioned industries are part of, get generous tax incentives.
Kazakh capital Astana is to host World MMA Championships 6-7 October, according to fightnetwork.com.
All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.