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India to tap in Caspian oil in Kazakhstan - Tengrinews

India to tap in Caspian oil in Kazakhstan - Tengrinews | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
India to tap in Caspian oil in Kazakhstan
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Abai is an offshore block in Kazakhstan's section of the Caspian Sea. The field's reserves are estimated at 387 million tons (2.8 billion barrels) of oil equivalent.
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As Kazakhstan is ramping up it's nuclear energy program, it is also realizes gains in it's other energy "programs". India has decided to tap into oil in Kazakhstan. This would lead to a greater money supply for the Kazakshtani economy and more input resources in the India economy. It also signifies a growing relationship between two developing countries with similar goals.

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Kazakhstan, South Korea continue to deepen bilateral strategic partnership - Trend.az

Kazakhstan, South Korea continue to deepen bilateral strategic partnership - Trend.az | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Trend.az Kazakhstan, South Korea continue to deepen bilateral strategic partnership Trend.az The parties discussed the current state of relations and prospects of Kazakh-South Korean cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats, including the...
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Kazakhstan and South Korea have maintained a solid partnership in recent years. They hope to continue this. with an increase in their economic partnership, by increasing their trade to over $1 billion. This shows that Kazakhstan is starting to play ball with developed democratic countries and is having success at it. It could also be noted that, due to increasing tension in Korea and Kazakhstan's increase in Uranium production could lead to economic dependence on Kazakhstan if there is a conflict. These two are most likely coincidences and something like this happening is of low probability. The economic benefits this would have on Kazakhstan would be outweighed by the drawbacks something like this would have on the World.

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Kazakhstan: Newspaper Closing a Blow to Free Speech | Human Rights Watch

Kazakhstan: Newspaper Closing a Blow to Free Speech | Human Rights Watch | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
(Berlin) – A court on April 21, 2014, ordered the closure of one of Kazakhstan’s few remaining independent newspapers, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Kazakhstan's government has shut down yet another newspaper due to it causing "social discord" and "insulting government officials". This is sorry news for a country desperately trying to become first-world caliber. This could spell trouble on other economic fronts if this is just a power grab. However; I believe that this is only small step in the wrong direction for a country that just might be a little confused (especially if there is more to the story).

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India wants Kazakhstan to relax rules in banking sector - Hindu Business Line

India wants Kazakhstan to relax rules in banking sector - Hindu Business Line | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
India wants Kazakhstan to relax rules in banking sector Hindu Business Line India is likely to urge Kazakhstan to relax its qualification and visa rules for the banking sector that is weighing heavy on Punjab National Bank that started operations...
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Kazakhstan has tried to curtail the foreign invasion of its' banking sector by slowing down visa applications and work permits for bank workers from India. Punjab National Bank, backed by India, is looking to make the process more reasonable in order to even the playing field and create a more efficient banking sector in the two countries. It would be no surprise if Kazakhstan's obeys these requests due there recent willingness to increase foreign cooperation and trade. This would lead to less tension between the two countries, economically, and would also help both countries' economic well being.

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Kazakhstan, Mongolia intend to initiate direct flights - Cihan News Agency

Kazakhstan, Mongolia intend to initiate direct flights - Cihan News Agency | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan, Mongolia intend to initiate direct flights Cihan News Agency The sides initialed a text of the memorandum on the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on air traffic as part of the first meeting of the Kazakh- Mongolian...
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Kazakhstan and Mongolia are improving their transportation system by having more direct flights between the two countries. These two 2nd-world countries are taking the first step into achieving greater transportation networks (possibly leading to direct flights with 1st-world countries). Direct flights are more efficient than indirect flights. This increase in transportation efficiency should lead to a greater flow of money between the two countries. This plan aligns itself with Kazakhstan's plan to increase tourism. More flight options means more tourism. It also shows that 2nd-world countries are setting aside their differences and becoming increasingly more cooperative.

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Parallels between Ukraine and Kazakhstan inappropriate: Lavrov - Tengrinews

Parallels between Ukraine and Kazakhstan inappropriate: Lavrov - Tengrinews | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Parallels between Ukraine and Kazakhstan inappropriate: Lavrov Tengrinews According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, drawing parallels between Crimea, which was declared Russian territory as a result of a referendum, and Kazakhstan is...
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The conflict in Ukraine may be where the attention is, rightfully so due to the violence and nature of the conflict, but Kazakhstan is also part of the territory dispute. Numerous politicians have came out and stated that Kazakhstan is still considered Russian. This insulted Kazakhstan's leaders as Kazakhstan has already proven that it is a free-world economic power. If this were to escalate, in the manner of Ukraine, Kazakhstan's economy and safety would be put in harm's way.

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Balkhash lake named best place for nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan - Tengrinews

Balkhash lake named best place for nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan - Tengrinews | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Balkhash lake named best place for nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan Tengrinews The most preferred place to construct a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan is the Ulken village close to Balkhash lake, Tengrinews reports, citing Mazhit Sharipov,...
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As the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant explosion dies down, Kazakhstan is ramping up their nuclear power potential. Kazakhstan is the leading exporter for Uranium (37% of the world market) and this is a necessary step to maintain that control and maybe even increase since other countries aren't backing down from their nuclear power production. The fact that the Kazakhstani government has taken the time to pick the best location shows that the country also cares about its people, the most important resource in an economy.

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Kazakhstan's space future - Trend.az

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Trend.az Kazakhstan's space future Trend.az In particular in early 2014 Kazakh Space Agency head Talgat Musabayev in an interview to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, said that Kazakhstan wanted Russia to remain at Baikonur forever and expressed...
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Kazakhstan was the place that Sputnik was launched and hopes to be  the leader for years to come. As first-world countries take a step back, Kazakhstan hopes increased investment in the space program will lead to short-term economic stimilus as well as economic breakthroughs down the road. Specifically, increased investment in the Baiknour Cosmodrome (an international hub for space trade) will lead to increased foreign investment in Kazakhstan's economy.

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Kazakhstan to increase presence in Latin America and Africa - Cihan News Agency

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Kazakhstan to increase presence in Latin America and Africa
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Kazakhstan will strengthen existing and establish new contacts in Latin America and Africa, Kazinform reported on April 11.
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As Kazakhstan's tries to increase tourism and transportation within its own region, it is also increasing its presence worldwide. The targeted regions are Latin America and Africa. While the exact methods are not discussed, this would be a major development for Kazakhstan's desire to become a world power. Kazakhstan will still rely on Asia for most of its trade, but if the 3rd world countries become dependent on Kazakhstan for trade, it would further Kazakhstan's real output.

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Kazakhstan to coordinate Modern Silk Road - Tengrinews

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Kazakhstan to coordinate Modern Silk Road Tengrinews Kazakhstan has been appointed as coordinator of the so-called “Modern Silk Road”, a new tourist product of the Turkic Council, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of the Committee for...
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A coalition of turkic-speaking states (consisting of four countries) has started an initiative to increase tourism to their area. Their exact methods of doing this are not disclosed but Kazakshtan's tourism division is appointed to be in charge of this .It is evident that these four states are becoming increasingly cooperative which will improve Kazakhstan's and every member's output and overall prosperity in the long run. Kazakhstan also gains because there will be new jobs added for this mission and there will be more demand for every country if this mission is successful.

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