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Central Asian leaders attend Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) launch

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan toured the digitisation exhibition as part of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) opening. “AIFC participants will have access to the capital not only of Kazakhstan and the region, but the whole world. Unprecedented conditions have been created …

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Kazakh citizens to re-register land when renouncing citizenship

ASTANA – Kazakh citizens will have to re-register land when renouncing their citizenship, the Akmola region’s Regional Communication Service announced as a reminder of Kazakhstan’s land code standards. Citizenship renunciation is a citizen’s statutory right to end his or her relationship with the state of nationality in a prescribed...

Astana’s cash-for-trash programme pays residents for recyclables

ASTANA – Astana residents are able to earn cash for bringing their waste to one of nine waste collection points, reported the Astana Akimat (city administration) press service. Astana Clean Time company has been running the Zhasyl Tandau (green choice in Kazakh) initiative since the beginning of this year....

International press leaders, local journalists exchange views at Asia Media Dialogue in Astana

ASTANA – The capital of Kazakhstan hosted the Asia Media Dialogue July 10 to 12, drawing the heads of leading media corporations into discussion with local and international journalists. The seminar, dedicated to the city’s 20th anniversary, included large-scale events such as the Radio Asia International Conference, the Media...

Almaty hosts Central Asia on Great Silk Road Conference

ASTANA – Scholars from 20 countries discussed the role of Central Asia on the Global Silk Road, the dialogue of cultures and confessions from antiquity to modernity at the June 13-15 Central Asia on the Great Silk Road International Scientific and Practical Conference in Almaty. The scientists paved the...

Kazakhstan enacts law developing private venture financing

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a law on venture financing July 9 providing a number of innovations that should stimulate the private venture capital market. The law was developed by the National Agency for Technological Development (NATD) and the Ministry for Investments and Development, reported Kazinform with...

Kazakhstan to create list of travel agencies qualified to assist international travelers

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Travel Agencies Association and Turistik Kamkor Corporate Fund plan to create a list of travel agencies qualified to assist Kazakhstan citizens experiencing emergency situations while traveling abroad. The list will be finished by the end of the summer and will be available on the website of...

Kazakh literary collections to be translated into Spanish, English and French

ASTANA – In mid-July, Kazakhstan has concluded agreements with various institutions in Spain, Britain and France to translate, publish and disseminate two major anthologies of modern Kazakh literature. An agreement was signed with Madrid’s Visor Libros, while similar negotiations were previously completed in Cambridge and Paris to produce works...

Kazakh chess champion Saduakassova ranks 11th among world’s top female players

ASTANA – Kazakh chess champion Dinara Saduakassova, 21, is ranked 11th among the world’s female chess players after winning first prize among women at the recent Porticcio Open 2018. “After the tournament in the Czech Republic, where I showed the best result among women, but played, in my opinion,...

Kazakh anti-nuclear activist wins 2018 Nuclear-Free Future Award

ASTANA – Karipbek Kuyukov will receive the 2018 Nuclear-Free Future Award (NFFA) in the education category for his essential contribution to the anti-nuclear movement. The award will be presented Oct. 24 in Salzburg, Austria. Since 1998, three cash prizes and two honorary awards have been presented annually to anti-nuclear activists,...

Kazakh economic openness good for the country, good for global partners

Only a few years ago, it seemed that the argument of whether countries thrived best when they had economies open or partially closed to trade and investment was decided. Although there was still a vocal minority who doubted the benefits of removing barriers and focused on the draw-backs of globalisation, it had decreasing influence. Instead,…

New trends in global media reflected in Kazakh media development

Modern society’s intense technological development dictates new requirements in mass communication. Nurgul Mauberlinova, Kazakh Vice Minister of Information and Communications, spoke about the tasks currently facing the nation’s  media. Today, experts unanimously affirm that journalism will never be the same – the high data transfer speed, mass ‘gadgetisation’ of society and overall development of new…