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Silk Road subsidies undermine rail link - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Silk Road subsidies undermine rail link - South China Morning Post (subscription) | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
While rail links offer viable alternatives for European-China trade, cost and other challenges remain
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10 Yurts That Will Have You Dreaming of Your Next Adventure

10 Yurts That Will Have You Dreaming of Your Next Adventure | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
From the elegant to the unplugged, these charming circular homes will make your head turn.
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Kazakhstan Defends Offer To Host Ukraine Peace Talks

Kazakhstan Defends Offer To Host Ukraine Peace Talks | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana.
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The Kazakh Gateway To The 'New Silk Road'

The Kazakh Gateway To The 'New Silk Road' | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
In a remote desert near the border between Kazakhstan and China, a massive dry port has been built to develop overland routes for Chinese exports to markets in Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.
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Kazakhstan Overtakes Iraq as OPEC Pact's Biggest Over-Producer

Kazakhstan Overtakes Iraq as OPEC Pact's Biggest Over-Producer | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan has overtaken Iraq to become the biggest over-producer in the pact between OPEC and its allies to curb oil output.
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Orthodox believers in Russia and almost 70 other countries celebrate Christmas

Orthodox believers in Russia and almost 70 other countries celebrate Christmas | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia recited Christmas Eve liturgy at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow
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With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom

With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Astana consulted journalists on revisions to the country's media law, and then ignored their recommendations.
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Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track

Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
With a two-day visit to Astana, the Kyrgyz president and his Kazakh counterpart steer relations back to normal.
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Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017 | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.
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Mr. Azamat Zhangulov Senior Vice President, KazMunayGas: “Kazakh-Romanian business model: A decade of constant evolution to success” | Nine O`Clock

Mr. Azamat Zhangulov Senior Vice President, KazMunayGas: “Kazakh-Romanian business model: A decade of constant evolution to success” | Nine O`Clock | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
The energy sector offers many challenges for the international big players on a complex and often volatile market. To overcome, to become successful and competitive requires not only consistent investments carried out by resourceful companies, but also the ability and strength to develop a sustainable business and a successful partnership for future growth. Ten years ago, […]
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Economy has taught us a lot: Kazakh PM

Economy has taught us a lot: Kazakh PM | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that cutting budget expenditures due to low oil prices taught the government a lot, Kazinform correspondent reports.
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Kazakhstan-China diplomatic consultations held in Astana

Kazakhstan-China diplomatic consultations held in Astana | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
ASTANA. KAZINFORM Regular consultations of Kazakh and Chinese diplomatic offices were held in Astana on November 27, Foreign Ministry press service reports.
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Kazakh Gov’t to strengthen financial sector role in economy

Kazakh Gov’t to strengthen financial sector role in economy | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
ALMATY. KAZINFORM Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Yerbolat Dossayev has said that the Government is ready to strengthen the role of the financial sector in the country's economy during the 7th Congress of Kazakhstan Financiers, Kazinform correspondent reports.
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Kazakh President warns of dangers of uncontrollable mass migration

Kazakh President warns of dangers of uncontrollable mass migration | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev warned of dangers of uncontrollable mass migration at the 3rd session of the Astana Club in the Kazakh capital on Monday, Kazinform reports.
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Interest in Cryptocurrency Jumped 15-Fold in Kazakhstan

Interest in Cryptocurrency Jumped 15-Fold in Kazakhstan | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
The interest in cryptocurrency in Kazakhstan has surged fifteen-fold this year, compared to the previous year, according to a study by Yandex. The number of online searches began to rise significantly in June of last year for a number of cryptocurrency-related search terms.
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Kazakh oligarch vows new start for gold miner Petropavlovsk after taking 22pc stake

Kazakh oligarch vows new start for gold miner Petropavlovsk after taking 22pc stake | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
The Kazakh oligarch who became the biggest shareholder in London-listed Petropavlovsk last month with a 22pc stake has vowed to make “fresh start” with the gold miner - and may even change its name.
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Can Kazakhstan Broker A U.S.-Russian Rapprochement?

Can Kazakhstan Broker A U.S.-Russian Rapprochement? | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Tensions between the USA and Russia have only increased since Trump took office
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World-famous Chevron Corporation has been one of the largest investors in Kazakhstan in the past 25 years

World-famous Chevron Corporation has been one of the largest investors in Kazakhstan in the past 25 years | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Over this time, its investments in Kazakhstan’s economy amounted to $123 billion.
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Russian president hopes for further successful development of relations with Kazakhstan

Russian president hopes for further successful development of relations with Kazakhstan | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent New Year's greetings to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazinform news agency reported with reference to the Kremlin’s press-service.
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This article talks about the recent events of Russia making connections with Central Asian countries. This article gives data and information on why Russia is trying to making relations in Kazakhstan. Originally, Kazakhstan was part of Russia until it split and gain independence. From that day since Russia has wanted it back due to the rich materials Kazakhstan has.
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Why savvy investors should focus on Kazakhstan (and other frontier markets)

Why savvy investors should focus on Kazakhstan (and other frontier markets) | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
If I told you that you could travel back in time, to the end of the nineteenth century, and invest in a country that was recently war-torn, and in great transition, would you do it?  You’d need to know that the government was primarily one ethnic group, but immigrants with different languages, customs, and religions …
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Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia

Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
How did my 2017 outlook measure up to reality?
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"It’s Unprecedented": Bank Of New York Freezes $23 Billion In Kazakh Assets

"It’s Unprecedented": Bank Of New York Freezes $23 Billion In Kazakh Assets | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
"It’s pretty unprecedented," said Simon Quijano-Evans, an investment strategist at Legal & General Investment Management in London. "If 40% of a sovereign fund is frozen and you don’t have access to it, that should be an alarm bell for policymakers."
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Kazakhstan to export 2-2.5 bcm of Kazakh gas to China this winter

Kazakhstan to export 2-2.5 bcm of Kazakh gas to China this winter | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
ASTANA – Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGas and the Chinese oil and gas corporation CNPC launched on December 13 a new compressor station No.3 (SCS-3) on the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, which will increase the capacity of the gas pipeline and transport volume to 25 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas. The new station
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What will Kazakhstan be like in 2025

What will Kazakhstan be like in 2025 | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
ASTANA. KAZINFORM The Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov has presented a strategic plan for the development of Kazakhstan until 2025 to the country's Government, Kazinform correspondent reports.
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Kazakhstan produces over 60M tons of oil since Jan 2017

ASTANA. KAZINFORM In January-October 2017, the total crude oil production in Kazakhstan has amounted to 60.172 million tons, which is 12% more than in the same period of 2016, Kazinform refers to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy.
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Kazakh-German coop discussed in Munich

Kazakh-German coop discussed in Munich | Kazakhstan | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS-MUNICH. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan's delegation led by Vice Minister for Investment and Development Timur Toktabayev took part in the international conference Focus on Eastern Europe - economy in discussion in Munich on Tuesday within the framework of the Week of Kazakhstan's Economy in Germany, Kazinform reports. 
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