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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UAE and Kazakhstan amend visa waiver agreement - gulfnews.com

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UAE and Kazakhstan amend visa waiver agreement
gulfnews.com
Astana: The UAE and Kazakhstan signed a protocol to include ordinary passports under the visa waiver agreement, exempting holders of said passports from pre-entry visa requirements. The protocol was signed on Wednesday by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed ...
Atameken, Kazakh Invest to jointly attract investment, promote Kazakhstan exportTimes of Central Asia (subscription)
Soon, all Emiratis can travel visa free to this countryKhaleej Times
Kazakhstan and UAE establish visa-free regimeAKIpress (press release) (subscription)
Astana Times -Latin American Herald Tribune
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Kazakhstan to investigate bond acquisition from troubled Azeri bank - Nasdaq

Nasdaq

Kazakhstan to investigate bond acquisition from troubled Azeri bank
Nasdaq
Kazakhstan's pensions fund bought IBA bonds worth $250 mln * Decision to buy bonds is "raising questions" - cenbank * Kazakh central bank has exposure to IBA - former governor (Adds details, background, quotes) By Mariya GordeyevaALMATY, May 24 ...
Kazakh c.bank to seek legal evaluation of investing in IBA bondsReuters

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Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
The Diplomat
Kazakhstan's banking sector could look radically different in just a few months, as takeovers and mergers continue at a fast pace. Halyk Bank is inching closer to finalizing the buyout of Qazkom, which will create the largest bank in Central Asia ...



Rebisco-PSL squad arrives in Kazakhstan | Inquirer Sports - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Rebisco-PSL squad arrives in Kazakhstan | Inquirer Sports
Inquirer.net
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—A tired, but fired-up Rebisco-PSL Manila squad arrived here Tuesday after a 35-hour flight from Istanbul to this laid-back town.
Pinay spikers safely arrive in Kazakhstan for Asian Club tilt | ABS ...ABS-CBN Sports

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Kazakhstan calling: a jaw-dropping trip to Astana - The Guardian

The Guardian

Kazakhstan calling: a jaw-dropping trip to Astana
The Guardian
Where the new capital city of Kazakhstan should be, the map displays just brown space. It seems Astana has yet to register with the on-board computer. Twenty years ago it didn't exist. There was a small town here on the edge of the Great Steppe called ...



Pakistan, Kazakhstan possess great potential for development: Bakhitbek Shabarbayev - Pakistan Observer

Pakistan Observer

Pakistan, Kazakhstan possess great potential for development: Bakhitbek Shabarbayev
Pakistan Observer
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan Bakhitbek Shabarbayev, Monday, underlined underline that Pakistan was main political and economic partners in South Asia; therefore relations between Pakistan and Kazakhstan had great potential for development.



The Sheepdogs head to Kazakhstan to help promote hockey - CBC.ca - CBC.ca

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The Sheepdogs head to Kazakhstan to help promote hockey - CBC.ca
CBC.ca
The Saskatoon band is overseas as part of an initiative called Canada 150 Hockey Days in Kazakhstan hosted by the Canadian Embassy.
The Sheepdogs promoting hockey with concert in Kazakhstan ...Globalnews.ca

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UAE-Kazakhstan Business Forum launched in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana - Aviamost

UAE-Kazakhstan Business Forum launched in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana
Aviamost
WAM -- The activities of the UAE-Kazakhstan Business Forum were launched in the Kazakhstani capital, Astana, with the participation of a senior delegation from the country. The business forum, which started yesterday and ended today, coincided with the ...



Zimbabwe cabinet approves joint-venture platinum mine with ... - News Ghana

News Ghana

Zimbabwe cabinet approves joint-venture platinum mine with ...
News Ghana
Zimbabwe's cabinet has approved a Kazakhstan company, Todall, to mine platinum in the Midlands area of Zvishavane, bringing to four the number of platinum ...

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Kazakhstan. Spring grain crops sowing - UkrAgroConsult

Kazakhstan. Spring grain crops sowing
UkrAgroConsult
According to Kazakhstan's Ag Ministry, spring spiked cereals were sown on an area of 3.95 Mln ha as of May 20, 2017 (27.6% of the plan) that is 5% less than at the same time last year (4.15 Mln ha or 28.3% of the plan). It is also worth noting that ...

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