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14 hrs ago | Trend

Kazakhstan commissions two national railways

Kazakhstan held a ceremony to commission two new railways, Zhezkazgan-Beineu and Arkalyk-Shubarkol on Aug. 22. The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the ceremony.

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18 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan's Halyk Bank first-half net profit soars 87 pct

Halyk Bank, Kazakhstan's second-largest lender by assets, said on Friday first-half net profit soared 87.4 percent, thanks to a rise in net interest income and debt repayments.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Economist

Kazakhstan: Steaks from the steppe

THE rolling, fertile steppe of northern Kazakhstan resembles North Dakota. The climate is similar, too-perfect for rearing cattle that provide juicy steaks.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

AkiPress

10:55 Kyrgyzstan becomes co-chair of CICA Youth Council in Kazakhstan's Ust-Kamenogorsk

Kyrgyzstan has become a co-chair of the Youth Council of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia .

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USA Men's Water Polo Downs Montenegro, 11-7, in FINA World Cup

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, August 20. THE USA Men's Senior National Team picked up their second straight victory at the FINA World Cup with an 11-7 win over Montenegro to go 2-0 in group play.

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Trend

Kazakh President to attend inauguration of Turkey's President

It was announced by Kazakh Foreign Ministry Aug.20 following a regular meeting chaired by Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov "Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to participate at the meeting of heads of member states of the Customs Union and Ukraine in Minsk on Aug. 26, as well as in the inauguration of the newly elected President of ... (more)

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JD Supra

Kazakhstan National Bank Tightens Banking and Price Manipulation Rules

The amendments aim to strengthen the requirements for banks' net equity and charter capital as well as the price manipulation restrictions.

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Global Voices Online

Take a Lyrical and Visual Trek Through the Back Streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Transitions Online

Gentrification Threatens Legendary Almaty Bazaar

Shoppers thronged Barakholka bazaar in Kazakhstan's commercial capital, Almaty, on a recent summer's afternoon, browsing for bargains in the shipping containers from which traders ply their wares.

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Trend

New head of Kazakh Almaty oblast appointed

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev introduced a new akim to the most active members of Almaty oblast, according to the Kazakh presidential press-service's statement posted on its Twitter page.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

TAKE 5 with USA Water Polo's KK Clark

In our exclusive TAKE 5 interview KK told us that she believes the biggest life lesson taught by sports is that hard work and persistence truly can pay off in the end.

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The Ecologist

Kazakhstan's nuclear power plans - the mysteries only deepen

Russia has announced that it will build the first thermal nuclear power station in Kazakhstan, the world's largest uranium producer, writes Komila Nabiyeva.

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Trend

Kazakh President holds phone talks with Finish, Russian and Belarusian counterparts

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.19 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held phone talks with his Finish, Russian and Belarusian counterparts on Aug. 18, the Kazakh presidency reported.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

AkiPress

10:59 Former Managing Director of KazAtomProm sentenced to 2 years in prison

Shevelev was sentenced to prison for "unlawful disclosure or other illegal use of information about the operations with money and /or other property."

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EurasiaNet

Kazakhstan: Legendary Almaty Bazaar Going Upmarket

The markets of Barakholka are undergoing a transformation, turning many of the old container shops and wooden-table stands into modern, glass-and-steel malls.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

EurasiaNet

Cha-Ching! Tony Blair's Wife Lands Lucrative Gig in Kazakhstan-British Paper

At first blush, it seems Kazakhstan's strongman President Nursultan Nazarbayev likes to keep business in the family.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Newkerala.com

Kazakh President congratulates India on its 68th Independence Day

In a message forwarded to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kazakhstan's President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, said, "I cordially congratulate You with the National Festival of the Republic of India - The Independence Day.

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Groong

Dmitry Medvedev Confirmed Treaty On Armenia's Accession To EEU And...

DMITRY MEDVEDEV CONFIRMED TREATY ON ARMENIA'S ACCESSION TO EEU AND SUBMITTED TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE 12:46, 14 August, 2014 YEREVAN, AUGUST 14, ARMENPRESS.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

AkiPress

09:14 Astana to host 9th meeting of SCO Supreme Courts in September - Kairat Mami

Nursultan Nazarbayev and chairman of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan Kairat Mami discussed the results of the work of the judiciary for the first half of 2014, the President's press service said.

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EurasiaNet

Kazakhstan Juggles Pros and Cons of Russia's Food Ban

When Russia banned many Western agricultural products last week in response to Western sanctions, it created a $9.5 billion hole for other countries to fill.

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