General Prosecutor’s Office Publishes List of 238 People Who Died During January Riots in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – The General Prosecutor’s Office has published a list with the names of 238 people who died during the January riots in Kazakhstan, while still investigating more than 200 criminal cases linked to their deaths, said Yeldos Kilymzhanov, deputy head of the Criminal Prosecution Service of the General Prosecutor’s Office at an Aug. 16…

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Kazakhstan’s Foreign Trade Turnover Hits $63.7 Billion Over Half-Year Period of 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – In the first six months of this year, Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover has surged to $63.7 billion, the highest rate in nine years, reported the Economic Research Institute on Aug. 16. The country increased its exports to $42.2 billion and imports to $21.5 billion. “The exports growth was generated by an increase in…

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Cultural and Emotional Closeness Make Korean Pop Culture Welcome in Kazakhstan as Two Countries Celebrate Year of Cultural Exchanges

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – Over the past decade, Korean pop culture has swept the globe. Many countries have witnessed a massive rise in K-pop fans. While Kazakhstan was no exception, Korean culture has been particularly welcomed in Kazakhstan, said Lee Hyeran, director of the Korean Cultural Center in Kazakhstan in an interview with The Astana Times. This…

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Kazakhstan Welcomes Nearly 200,000 Foreign Tourists Since Beginning of This Year

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – The eQonaq information system for registering international visitors as part of check-in procedures has recorded 195,149 tourists since the beginning of the year, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports on Aug. 15. Kazakhstan welcomed tourists from Russia, who comprised – 67 percent, Uzbekistan – 16 percent, Turkey – 6 percent and…

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Chess In Kazakhstan Experiences Revival, Says Multiple World Chess Champion Dinara Saduakasova

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – The sport of chess is experiencing a revival in Kazakhstan due to the victories at World Championships, said an international grandmaster and multiple world chess champion of Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakasova at an Aug. 15 press conference, dedicated to the commencement of the International Chess Festival to be held for the first time in…

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AIFC Grants Binance In-Principle Approval to Operate Digital Asset Trading Facility

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – The Astana International Financial Center’s (AIFC) independent regulator – Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) – granted Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, in-principle approval to operate a digital asset trading facility and provide custody at the AIFC, the financial center’s press service reports on Aug. 15. Chief Executive Officer of AFSA Nurkhat Kushimov…

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Kazakhstan’s Inflation Rate Rises to 15 Percent in July

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – The inflation rate in July increased to 15 percent (in June – 14.5), reported Deputy Chairman of National Bank Akylzhan Baimagambetov at an Aug. 16 government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, reported the Prime Minister’s press service. Food prices have increased by 19.7 percent, non-food products – by 14.2 percent, paid…

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Kazakhstan’s Economic Growth Accelerates in Seven Months of 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s economy grew by 3.3 percent between January and July 2022, Kazakh Minister of National Economy Alibek Kuantyrov said at an Aug. 16 government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. The economic growth was driven by a surge in the construction, information and communication, trade, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, agricultural and mining…

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Kazakhstan, Singapore Seek to Boost Bilateral Trade and Investment

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi attended the official inauguration event of the Kazakhstan-Singapore Business Council in Singapore and held bilateral meeting with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, reported the Kazakh foreign ministry’s press service on Aug. 16. The business association, which includes major companies such as…

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Kazakh Mechanical Engineers Develop Electric Engine, Seek to Launch Mass Production

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh mechanical engineers from the city of Shymkent have invented their own electric motor for the car, reported the Khabar24 TV channel. Nursultan Seisenbay and Yerlan Rakhmatullayev, both experts with ten years of expertise, have created an electric engine prototype – a silent, ecologically friendly electric motor with fast charging capable of traveling…

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