Monthly Archive

December 2009

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 67 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Political process
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Kazakhstan takes helm of OSCE amid concern over rights

Kazakhstan ranked 142 out 175 countries on media watchdog Reporters Without Borders' annual worldwide press freedom index It is the first former Soviet state to chair the 56-nation trans-Atlantic... read more..

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Kazakhstan Probes Reports About Land Lease To China

The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office has formally asked legal experts to rule on whether media reports about the lease of agricultural land to China were defamatory, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.... read more..

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Iran Calls Report Of Secret Deal To Buy Kazakh Uranium 'Baseless'

Iran has described as "baseless" a report that it is seeking to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan.         The Associated Press says it obtained an intelli... read more..

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3708

Link To Iran Spoils Kazatomprom Party

Kazakhstan has taken on a new role as the world in uranium production -- and the achievement could not have happened at a worse time. (photo: A worker at Kazakhstan's Ulba Metallurgical Works shows nu... read more..

Events and opinions
2665

Iran seeking to smuggle raw uranium from Kazakhstan

Iran is close to clinching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan, according to an intelligence report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Diplomats sa... read more..

Economy
3727

KAZAKHSTAN 2010: A transition year

Kazakhstan's economic performance in 2010 will be closely correlated to international macroeconomic developments and trends in world commodity markets.       After a slowdown in 2009, the countr... read more..

Events and opinions
2651

Kazakhstan: Astana on Firm Footing as It Takes Charge of OSCE

Since gaining independence in 1991, Kazakhstan's foreign and defense policies have consistenly followed a so-called multi-vector policy. Although Russia and China are clearly prirority relationships f... read more..

Economy
3538

China-Orda in Kazakhstan

Karim Massimov defends growing links with China A visitor who recently dropped in on Karim Massimov found Kazakhstan's prime minister with his feet on his desk reading a book about Chinese phi... read more..

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Kazakh Ombudsman asks his Thai counterpart to assist in objective solution of the case connected with arrest of 4 Kazakh pilots

Human Rights Commissioner of Kazakhstan has sent a letter to the Ombudsman of the Kingdom of Thailand in which he asks to provide assistance in ensuring all-round and objective consideration of the in... read more..

Events and opinions
3054

Customs Union to attract investments to non-primary sector of economy: U.Shukeyev

Customs Union to attract investments to non-primary sector of economy: U.Shukeyev"The establishment of the Customs Union will attract investments to non-primary sectors of the economy", First Vice Pri... read more..

Events and opinions
3016

Trends 2009, well...

There is twelve month in a year. By analogue with this we collected twelve events and trends, which were clearly come up in Kazakhstan in expiring 2009. They are put together not as a rating, because ... read more..

Economy
3624

Hard times for trade

Trade hardly can be called a locomotive of Kazakhstani economics, because main money in the country is from oil and metals. However, trade is a back bone of social well-being, because 25 to 28 per cen... read more..

Events and opinions
3841

Kazakhstan teen celebrates her first American Christmas

Alina Sagimuldina is attending Custer County High School this year as part of the student foreign exchange program. She is 16 years old and from Rudny, Kazakhstan in the northern part of the country. ... read more..

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Cash Master Ablyazov's Beautiful Laundrette - II

It is like Doctor Faustus' pact with Mephistopholes: immediate benefit to be paid for in treacherous longer-term loss. But should the pact, preliminarily agreed upon between the current state-controll... read more..

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Cash Master Ablyazov's Beautiful Laundrette - I

A ten-billion-dollar kickback is something in America these days is likely to be considered a mere trifle in the face of a multi-trillion black hole in the system. For Kazakhstan, the country's large... read more..

Political process
3304

OSCE Centre facilitates discussion on simplification of pre-trial criminal procedures in Kazakhstan

OSCE Centre facilitates discussion on simplification of pre-trial criminal procedures in KazakhstanA recently adopted law that aims to simplify preliminary criminal investigation procedures in Kazakhs... read more..

Events and opinions
2593

A short-term approach to Afghanistan

To supply troops in landlocked Afghanistan, the United States is relying on short-term relationships with dictatorial nations in Central Asia without factoring any long-term strategy for the region, a... read more..

Events and opinions
2725

Prospect Of Chinese Farmers Brings Controversy To Kazakh Soil

Kazakhstan has a unique problem. It's long on land and short on the people to farm it. The Central Asian country is huge -- about six times the size of France -- but has less than one-quarter of Franc... read more..

Economy
3245

China, Kazakhstan set to sign nuclear agreement

China will soon reach an agreement to receive nuclear power assistance from Kazakhstan, a source told China Daily.       But due to Hu's limited time there, an agreement was not drafted, b... read more..

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3147

Electric railway connects Xinjiang and Kazakhstan

The first electric train in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region left Jinghe county in northwest Xinjiang at 11:00 in the morning on Friday, bound for the town of Horgos, on the Chinese border with Kazakh... read more..

Events and opinions
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Prospect Of Chinese Farmers Brings Controversy To Kazakh Soil

Kazakhstan has a unique problem. It's long on land and short on the people to farm it.         The Central Asian country is huge -- about six times the size of France -- but has less than... read more..

Economy
4374

Alliance Bank first Kazakh lender to reach restructuring deal

The creditors of Alliance Bank, Kazakhstan's second-largest lender to default this year, voted to approve a plan to restructure KZT677 billion ($4.5 billion) of debt.       The restructuring, ... read more..

Political process
3822

Kazakhstan: The Plot Thickens in Nuclear Industry Probe

Kazakhstan's anti-corruption campaign made some progress in 2009, underscored by Astana's ability to move up 25 places on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index of corrupt states to... read more..

Events and opinions
2701

Independence Day: many has been done, but even more ahead

Another anniversary of Kazakhstani independency is a reason to look back on the distance covered. In some ways it appeared to be extensively hard, and in another a blind Fortune hugged the republic so... read more..

Political process
3429

Central Asia welcomes China with new gas pipeline

Central Asia welcomed China's foray into their energy-rich region on Sunday as Chinese leader Hu Jintao prepared to open a new pipeline connecting a Turkmen gas field with China's restive Xinjiang reg... read more..

Economy
3399

Kazakhstan reported to seek stake in Karachaganak - Bloomberg

BG Group and Eni, the two oil companies operating the giant Karachaganak gas condensate field in western Kazakhstan, are in talks to sell a stake in the project to the Kazakh government, Bloomberg rep... read more..

Political process
3076

China tightens Central Asia hold with new gas link

China's President Hu Jintao opened a pipeline linking a gas field in Turkmenistan with his country's Xinjiang region on Monday, extending Beijing's reach into Central Asia's natural resources.   ... read more..

Events and opinions
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U.S. urges Kazakh rights progress as OSCE chair

The United States urged Kazakhstan on Monday to use its chairmanship of Europe's main rights and security watchdog to improve its own record.       Rights groups have criticised the West for a... read more..

Events and opinions
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Kazakhstan wants OSCE summit with Afghan focus

Kazakhstan aims to use its presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to press for a resolution to the conflict in Afghanistan, the country's foreign minister said. ... read more..

Economy
3373

Ex-MAN Manager Charged Bribing Kazakh Officials

With 9 Million Euros... To win orders linked to the country's gas pipeline       A former executive at MAN SE's turbo unit has been charged with bribing Kazakh officials with more than 9 million... read more..

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