Kazakhstan

Country Kazakhstan
Capital Astana
Continent Asia
Currency Tenge(KZT)
Languages Kazakh & Russian

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Introduction

Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities) skewed the ethnic mixture and enabled non-Kazakhs to outnumber natives. Independence in 1991 caused many of these newcomers to emigrate. Kazakhstan's economy is larger than those of all the other Central Asian states combined largely due to the country's vast natural resources and a recent history of political stability. Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity; expanding the development of the country's vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets; achieving a sustainable economic growth; diversifying the economy outside the oil, gas, and mining sectors; enhancing Kazakhstan's competitiveness; and strengthening relations with neighboring states and other foreign powers.

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Kazakhstan - Wikipedia
Kazakhstan - CIA World Fact Book
Kazakhstan - BBC
Kazakhstan - Timeline - BBC

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Kyrgyz, Kazakh Leaders Reportedly Agree To Ease Border Bottleneck - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Kyrgyz, Kazakh Leaders Reportedly Agree To Ease Border Bottleneck
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have reportedly agreed on steps to ease a severe bottleneck on the border and speed the flow of traffic between the two countries. The agreement came in talks that ended late on October 18 between Kazakh Prime Minister ...



Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
The Diplomat
For more than a week, Kazakhstan has imposed increased security and customs checks at the Kyrgyz border (reciprocated by the Kyrgyz side). Videos from the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border show long lines of trucks on the side of the road, and Kyrgyz media ...
Border delays and trade restrictions with Kazakhstan are likely until Kyrgyz President steps down in DecemberIHS Jane's 360
Kyrgyzstan complains of Kazakhstan restricting border tradeDaily Mail
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan agree on priority order of crossing border for individuals and transportAKIpress (press release)
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Kazakhstan Is About to See Its First Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat Money - Hacked

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Kazakhstan Is About to See Its First Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat Money
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Kazakhstan isn't the first country to express interest in launching its own digital currency. This past summer, Estonia proposed its own state-backed cryptocurrency. Japan has also signaled interest in launching its government-backed digital asset ...
Kazakhstan Is About To Launch The First Cryptocurrency, Directly Backed By Fiat MoneyBlockchain News

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CPC completes pipeline capacity expansion project in Kazakhstan - New Europe (blog)

CPC completes pipeline capacity expansion project in Kazakhstan
New Europe (blog)
ATYRAU, Kazakhstan - The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) has completed the pipeline capacity expansion project in the territory of Kazakhstan. The last of the Kazakhstan-based oil pumping stations of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) was put in ...



Kazakhstan plans to launch its own cryptocurrency - CNBC.com - CNBC

CNBC

Kazakhstan plans to launch its own cryptocurrency - CNBC.com
CNBC
Kazakhstan would follow in the footsteps of a number of countries and regulators to indicate interest in its own cryptocurrency.
Kazakhstan to launch cryptocurrency backed by fiat moneyFinextra (blog)

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Kazakhstan central bank approves $1.2 bln assistance for four ... - Daily Mail

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Kazakhstan central bank approves $1.2 bln assistance for four ...
Daily Mail
ALMATY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's central bank, which launched a support programme for the banking sector last month, has approved an assistance ...
Kazakhstan central bank approves $1.2 bln assistance for four banksTimes of India
National Bank of Kazakhstan to buy computer equipment via tenderTrend News Agency
UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan central bank approves $1.2 bln assistance for four banksReuters

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City Women duo involved as young Lionesses hit Kazakhstan for nine - BCFC

BCFC

City Women duo involved as young Lionesses hit Kazakhstan for nine
BCFC
City Women duo involved as young Lionesses hit Kazakhstan for nine. Wednesday, October 18th 2017. Flo Allen and Lauren Hemp were both involved as the young Lionesses got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a scintillating start with a 9-0 win ...



MMA fighters compete at world championships in Kazakhstan - euronews

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MMA fighters compete at world championships in Kazakhstan
euronews
More than 150 rising mixed martial arts stars from around the world gathered in the capital of Kazakhstan this month for the fifth MMA World Championships. Athletes from countries including Spain, Germany and Mexico took part in the competition in ...



National Assembly backs VN-Kazakhstan government co-operation ... - Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News

National Assembly backs VN-Kazakhstan government co-operation ...
Viet Nam News
The National Assembly (NA) of Vi?t Nam supports the win-win cooperation between the governments of Vi?t Nam and Kazakhstan based on refining their legal ...
NA backs Vietnam-Kazakhstan government cooperation - News ...VietNamNet Bridge
NA Chairwoman meets Secretary of Kazakhstan communist party ...http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

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Kazakhstan Faces Three Kinds of Separatist Threats - The Jamestown Foundation

Kazakhstan Faces Three Kinds of Separatist Threats
The Jamestown Foundation
More than any other non-Russian country in the post-Soviet space, Kazakhstan now faces separatist challenges that were structured into it by Joseph Stalin in the 1920s and 1930s, when he included large and predominantly ethnic-Russian-populated ...