Issue 3341 - 23.10.2019
23.10.2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev takes part in enthronization ceremony of the Emperor of Japan

The First President of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, took part in the official ceremony of enthronization of the Emperor of Japan Naruhito.

"Elbasy took part in the ceremony of enthronization of Emperor Naruhito at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Representatives from more than 190 countries took part in the ceremony dedicated to the succession of the imperial throne of Japan," the statement said.

"The Japanese side has set the appropriate dress code for this event. All participants in the ceremony, including the heads of delegations, must wear the White Tie dress code", Elbasy’s spokesman Aidos Ukibay previously reported on Twitter.

Recall, Elbasy arrived in Tokyo the day before. Nursultan Nazarbayev is also expected to hold a series of bilateral meetings as part of the visit.

By Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.

Kazakhstan General

23.10.2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives tasks to law enforcement authorities

Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave tasks to the law-enforcement agencies.

At the meeting with participation of the authorities of the Administration of the President, Security Council Secretary, heads of the General Prosecutor’s Office, National Security Committee, State Guard Service, Interior Ministry debated were the pressing issues of the sociopolitical situation...

Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave tasks to the law-enforcement agencies.

At the meeting with participation of the authorities of the Administration of the President, Security Council Secretary, heads of the General Prosecutor’s Office, National Security Committee, State Guard Service, Interior Ministry debated were the pressing issues of the sociopolitical situation...

23.10.2019

Head of State receives chairman of Veteran Organization

Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, chairman of the Republican Public Association «Organization of Veterans».

President Tokayev was informed about the current activities of the RPO «Organization of Veterans». In particular, Izmukhambetov told about the activity under the project «Daneker». Mr. Izmukhambetov spoke about the implementation of joint...

Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, chairman of the Republican Public Association «Organization of Veterans».

President Tokayev was informed about the current activities of the RPO «Organization of Veterans». In particular, Izmukhambetov told about the activity under the project «Daneker». Mr. Izmukhambetov spoke about the implementation of joint...

23.10.2019

Kazakh head of state scores 74.9% in public confidence

The Institute of Eurasian Integration conducted a survey of the population of Kazakhstan in order to identify public perception and public attitudes towards the activities of the Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. The survey was conducted in 14 regional centers and rural settlements, three cities of republican significance - Nur-Sultan,...

The Institute of Eurasian Integration conducted a survey of the population of Kazakhstan in order to identify public perception and public attitudes towards the activities of the Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. The survey was conducted in 14 regional centers and rural settlements, three cities of republican significance - Nur-Sultan,...

23.10.2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Zelensky hold talks in Japan

The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a meeting with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

«This has been the first time when the people elected a President with such high level of trust - over 70 percent,» Nursultan Nazarbayev told the Ukrainian leader. Elbasy wished...

The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a meeting with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

«This has been the first time when the people elected a President with such high level of trust - over 70 percent,» Nursultan Nazarbayev told the Ukrainian leader. Elbasy wished...

23.10.2019

Senate Speaker arrives in Russia on an official visit

Chairwoman of the Senate of the Kazakhstan Parliament Dariga Nazarbayeva has arrived in Russia.

«The delegation of the Senate headed by Dariga Nazarbayeva arrived in the Russian Federation at the invitation of the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko», the statement reads.

By Kazinform.

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Chairwoman of the Senate of the Kazakhstan Parliament Dariga Nazarbayeva has arrived in Russia.

«The delegation of the Senate headed by Dariga Nazarbayeva arrived in the Russian Federation at the invitation of the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko», the statement reads.

By Kazinform.

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23.10.2019

Dariga Nazarbayeva, Valentina Matvienko hold talks

Kazakh Senate Speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva met with Valentina Matviyenko.

Opening the meeting Valentina Matviyenko mentioned the highest level of Russia-Kazakhstan relations.

«I am confident that your visit will give a new impetus to our multifaceted and multi-vector relations. It will also promote cooperation between the Upper Houses of the two states and...

Kazakh Senate Speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva met with Valentina Matviyenko.

Opening the meeting Valentina Matviyenko mentioned the highest level of Russia-Kazakhstan relations.

«I am confident that your visit will give a new impetus to our multifaceted and multi-vector relations. It will also promote cooperation between the Upper Houses of the two states and...

23.10.2019

Kenes Rakishev placed among leading businessmen

Kenes Rakishev, the internationally acknowledged venture capitalist, has joined Top-15 list of the most influential – and rich – businessmen in Kazakhstan. Although It is not the first time he got such nomination. In fact he is residing in Forbes’ Top-20 seven years in a row. He joined the...

Kenes Rakishev, the internationally acknowledged venture capitalist, has joined Top-15 list of the most influential – and rich – businessmen in Kazakhstan. Although It is not the first time he got such nomination. In fact he is residing in Forbes’ Top-20 seven years in a row. He joined the club with his...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan seeks more workers than jobs are available

At the end of the second quarter of this year, the number of unemployed increased by 0.1%, to 441.8 thousand people. The unemployment rate decreased over the year from 4.9% to 4.8% due to an increase in the economically active population by 1.4%.

The share of men among the unemployed in...

At the end of the second quarter of this year, the number of unemployed increased by 0.1%, to 441.8 thousand people. The unemployment rate decreased over the year from 4.9% to 4.8% due to an increase in the economically active population by 1.4%.

The share of men among the unemployed in...

23.10.2019

Government summed up implementation results of Nurly Zhol State Program for five years and sets goals for 2020-2025

At the Government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the progress of the implementation of the Nurly Zhol State Infrastructure Development Program for 2015-2019 and the project for 2020-2025 were reviewed.

Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov presented a report, where he said that over the past 5...

At the Government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the progress of the implementation of the Nurly Zhol State Infrastructure Development Program for 2015-2019 and the project for 2020-2025 were reviewed.

Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov presented a report, where he said that over the past 5...

Finance and Investment

23.10.2019

Kazakh head of state accepts updates in state budget for 2019-2021

Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev approved amendments to the republican budget for 2019-2021, according to the Presidential Office’s press service. "The Head of State signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Amendments to the Law on the State Budget for 2019-2021," a statement said.

Earlier Kazakhstan Senate adopted amendments...

Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev approved amendments to the republican budget for 2019-2021, according to the Presidential Office’s press service. "The Head of State signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Amendments to the Law on the State Budget for 2019-2021," a statement said.

Earlier Kazakhstan Senate adopted amendments...

23.10.2019

Demand for the euro in Kazakhstan increases by 1.5 times

The volume of net sales of euro by exchange points in January-August of the current year amounted to 247.4 billion tenge, 1.5 times more than in the same period last year.

The annual growth in net sales of the euro was recorded in all regions of Kazakhstan. The largest volume is...

The volume of net sales of euro by exchange points in January-August of the current year amounted to 247.4 billion tenge, 1.5 times more than in the same period last year.

The annual growth in net sales of the euro was recorded in all regions of Kazakhstan. The largest volume is...

23.10.2019

Lending to trade in Kazakhstan continues to decrease

The value of lending to trade is declining for the third year in a row and at the end of August 2019 amounted to slightly more than 1.7 trillion tenge. By the end of August 2019, the volume of lending to trade decreased by 9.3% on-year, while the volume of...

The value of lending to trade is declining for the third year in a row and at the end of August 2019 amounted to slightly more than 1.7 trillion tenge. By the end of August 2019, the volume of lending to trade decreased by 9.3% on-year, while the volume of...

23.10.2019

Stock exchanges of Russia and Belarus leave Kazakhstan Stock Exchange behind

Among the EAEU countries, only Kazakhstan and Armenia have reduced trading volumes on local stock exchanges. At the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, the trading volume for the III quarter of 2019 amounted to more than $72.3 billion, against $88.4 billion in the III quarter of 2018. Thus, the indicator decreased by...

Among the EAEU countries, only Kazakhstan and Armenia have reduced trading volumes on local stock exchanges. At the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, the trading volume for the III quarter of 2019 amounted to more than $72.3 billion, against $88.4 billion in the III quarter of 2018. Thus, the indicator decreased by...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan plans to spend more than 18 trillion tenge on social support of citizens

The social sphere in Kazakhstan in 2020-2022 may receive more than 18.2 trillion tenge from the budget. According to the draft state budget, it is planned to allocate almost 5.7 trillion tenge in 2020, 6.1 trillion tenge in 2021, and more than 6.4 trillion tenge in 2022 for this direction.

Next...

The social sphere in Kazakhstan in 2020-2022 may receive more than 18.2 trillion tenge from the budget. According to the draft state budget, it is planned to allocate almost 5.7 trillion tenge in 2020, 6.1 trillion tenge in 2021, and more than 6.4 trillion tenge in 2022 for this direction.

Next...

23.10.2019

Bulls turn back to greenback as UK honourable deputies return to confusion

The US dollar rose on Tuesday against the pound and euro as uncertainty spread ahead of the British parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which will shine light on when and how Britain will exit the EU.

The United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union on Oct. 31,...

The US dollar rose on Tuesday against the pound and euro as uncertainty spread ahead of the British parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which will shine light on when and how Britain will exit the EU.

The United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union on Oct. 31,...

Oil and Gas Sector

23.10.2019

International oil transportation project with the participation of Russia and Kazakhstan overtakes the Kuban retailer in the amount of taxes paid in the region

Caspian Pipeline Consortium-R paid 8.34 billion rouble in taxes to the budget of the Krasnodar Territory. Thus, the company deprived the status of the chief taxpayer of the region of the all-Russian trading network Magnit, the office of which is based in Krasnodar.

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is an international oil...

Caspian Pipeline Consortium-R paid 8.34 billion rouble in taxes to the budget of the Krasnodar Territory. Thus, the company deprived the status of the chief taxpayer of the region of the all-Russian trading network Magnit, the office of which is based in Krasnodar.

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is an international oil...

23.10.2019

No reason to increase fuel prices in 2019: analysis

In 2019, there is no reason to change the price of gasoline and diesel fuel. This was announced by the Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev.

“I’ll ask you to stop rumours, insinuations and some speculation, we’re not going to change anything, including excise taxes. They thought that this year it is...

In 2019, there is no reason to change the price of gasoline and diesel fuel. This was announced by the Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev.

“I’ll ask you to stop rumours, insinuations and some speculation, we’re not going to change anything, including excise taxes. They thought that this year it is...

23.10.2019

Increase of excise rate on Kazakhstan gasoline saves the market from shortage

The first reports of an increase in the rate for Kazakh gasoline appeared in early October. Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov said, there is an excise tax in every litre of gasoline, today it is only 8 tenge.

Now, an increase of another 10 tenge per litre is being discussed....

The first reports of an increase in the rate for Kazakh gasoline appeared in early October. Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov said, there is an excise tax in every litre of gasoline, today it is only 8 tenge.

Now, an increase of another 10 tenge per litre is being discussed....

23.10.2019

KazMunaiGas subsidiary CEO suspected of receiving bribe

The CEO of KMG EP-Catering is suspected of receiving a bribe, Zakon.kz reported with reference to the press service of the Anti-Corruption Service.

The Mangystau region Anti-Corruption Service has launched a pre-trial investigation against the general director of KMG EP-Catering, a 100% subsidiary of KazMunayGas NC, providing power to the subsidiaries...

The CEO of KMG EP-Catering is suspected of receiving a bribe, Zakon.kz reported with reference to the press service of the Anti-Corruption Service.

The Mangystau region Anti-Corruption Service has launched a pre-trial investigation against the general director of KMG EP-Catering, a 100% subsidiary of KazMunayGas NC, providing power to the subsidiaries...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan in talks on oil up-, midstream trade

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan continue talks on the exportation of oil and petroleum products, with a ban on re-exportation, which Bishkek has not yet accepted, remaining as the main obstacle, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said on Tuesday.

In June, the minister announced that 

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan continue talks on the exportation of oil and petroleum products, with a ban on re-exportation, which Bishkek has not yet accepted, remaining as the main obstacle, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said on Tuesday.

In June, the minister announced that Belarus and Kyrgyzstan expressed their intent to receive Kazakh petroleum. However, Kazakhstan put forward its "strict condition" that the oil supply would not start...

23.10.2019

Tatneft’s investment in petrochemical facility to total $8.9bn

Russia’s oil producer Tatneft will invest around 570 billion rouble ($8.9bn) in the construction of a petrochemical facility in Tatarstan not far from the border with Kazakhstan with potential refinery capacity of 3 million tonnes per year, Chief Executive Officer Nail Maganov declared.

"The target long-term concept envisions investment worth over...

Russia’s oil producer Tatneft will invest around 570 billion rouble ($8.9bn) in the construction of a petrochemical facility in Tatarstan not far from the border with Kazakhstan with potential refinery capacity of 3 million tonnes per year, Chief Executive Officer Nail Maganov declared.

"The target long-term concept envisions investment worth over...

23.10.2019

Urals’ discount on Brent tops $25 per barrel as offer exceeds demand

Kazakhstan’s key benchmark Urals’ differentials were little changed on Tuesday in muted trade while loadings from Russia’s Baltic Sea ports on Nov. 1-10 were set to fall from levels in first 10 days of October, according to a provisional loading schedule.

Urals loadings from Primorsk and Ust-Luga on Nov. 1-10 will...

Kazakhstan’s key benchmark Urals’ differentials were little changed on Tuesday in muted trade while loadings from Russia’s Baltic Sea ports on Nov. 1-10 were set to fall from levels in first 10 days of October, according to a provisional loading schedule.

Urals loadings from Primorsk and Ust-Luga on Nov. 1-10 will...

23.10.2019

Brent veers up despite global economy jitters

Oil prices rose on Tuesday after China signaled progress in trade talks with the United States, but gains were capped by bearish forecasts of a buildup in U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent crude oil was up 66 cents at $59.62 a barrel by 1337 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude...

Oil prices rose on Tuesday after China signaled progress in trade talks with the United States, but gains were capped by bearish forecasts of a buildup in U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent crude oil was up 66 cents at $59.62 a barrel by 1337 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude...

23.10.2019

North Sea regional gas trade revisits equilibrium between supply and demand

British prompt gas prices rose on Tuesday morning supported by a drop in Norwegian flows and expectations of higher demand from later this week.

The day-ahead gas price rose by 1.25 pence to 25.00 p/therm by 0835 GMT.

The within-day price rose by 1.00 p to 25.00 p/therm.

Norwegian gas export fell as...

British prompt gas prices rose on Tuesday morning supported by a drop in Norwegian flows and expectations of higher demand from later this week.

The day-ahead gas price rose by 1.25 pence to 25.00 p/therm by 0835 GMT.

The within-day price rose by 1.00 p to 25.00 p/therm.

Norwegian gas export fell as...

Metals and Minerals

23.10.2019

Closed loop economics

Mining companies are on the verge of an unprecedented boom in the last decade. According to Russia’s Vedomosti, last year the revenues of the 40 largest industrial enterprises grew by 8%, and their dividend payments to shareholders were the highest since 2007. But even a strong financial position does not...

Mining companies are on the verge of an unprecedented boom in the last decade. According to Russia’s Vedomosti, last year the revenues of the 40 largest industrial enterprises grew by 8%, and their dividend payments to shareholders were the highest since 2007. But even a strong financial position does not...

23.10.2019

Precious metals gain through the day as bullion remains capped below $1,500 threshold

Gold prices inched higher on Tuesday ahead of a crucial vote by British lawmakers on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, although prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal limited bullion’s gains.

Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,487.63 per ounce as of 1042 GMT, having hit a roughly one-week low of $1,480.44. U.S....

Gold prices inched higher on Tuesday ahead of a crucial vote by British lawmakers on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, although prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal limited bullion’s gains.

Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,487.63 per ounce as of 1042 GMT, having hit a roughly one-week low of $1,480.44. U.S....

23.10.2019

Little movement on non-ferrous base metal markets despite unrest in core mining region of South America

Copper prices were flat on Tuesday, as traders gauged the impact of intensifying protests in top producer Chile on supplies.

The union of workers at the world’s largest copper mine, BHP’s Escondida, said they would hold a day-long strike on Tuesday in solidarity with protests rocking Chile.

Benchmark copper on the London...

Copper prices were flat on Tuesday, as traders gauged the impact of intensifying protests in top producer Chile on supplies.

The union of workers at the world’s largest copper mine, BHP’s Escondida, said they would hold a day-long strike on Tuesday in solidarity with protests rocking Chile.

Benchmark copper on the London...

Manufacturing industry

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan’s Industrial production growth eases in September

Industrial production grew 3.7% on an annual basis in September, significantly down from August’s 6.9% increase which had marked the highest reading since September 2017. September’s moderation was largely driven by a softer expansion in manufacturing output and a contraction in the water supply sector. Annual average growth in industrial...

Industrial production grew 3.7% on an annual basis in September, significantly down from August’s 6.9% increase which had marked the highest reading since September 2017. September’s moderation was largely driven by a softer expansion in manufacturing output and a contraction in the water supply sector. Annual average growth in industrial...

23.10.2019

Most successful regions of Kazakhstan in industry listed

In 2018, the profitability of Kazakhstani industrial enterprises amounted to 35.9%. In 2017, this figure amounted to 28.3%, and in 2016 to 22.5%. Whereas in 2015, due to exchange rate fluctuations and a drop in oil prices, this figure fell to 5.3%.

Among the regions, the leader last year was Atyrau...

In 2018, the profitability of Kazakhstani industrial enterprises amounted to 35.9%. In 2017, this figure amounted to 28.3%, and in 2016 to 22.5%. Whereas in 2015, due to exchange rate fluctuations and a drop in oil prices, this figure fell to 5.3%.

Among the regions, the leader last year was Atyrau...

Trade and Consumer Goods

23.10.2019

Askar Mamin informed RK President on measures to curb prices for socially important goods

Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev met with Prime Minister Askar Mamin.

"The Prime Minister informed the Head of State about the socio-economic situation in the country, as well as measures taken to prevent rising prices for socially significant goods," the statement said.

By Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.

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Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev met with Prime Minister Askar Mamin.

"The Prime Minister informed the Head of State about the socio-economic situation in the country, as well as measures taken to prevent rising prices for socially significant goods," the statement said.

By Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.

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Agriculture

23.10.2019

Grain receiving enterprises of Kazakhstan receive more than 4.2 million tonnes of grain of the harvest-2019

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, as of October 17, 4,254,710.9 tonnes of grain from the 2019 harvest were received by the grain receiving enterprises of the republic. Last year on this date, 5,141,710.7 tonnes of grain of the new crop were received.

2,985,628.2 tonnes of wheat are received,...

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, as of October 17, 4,254,710.9 tonnes of grain from the 2019 harvest were received by the grain receiving enterprises of the republic. Last year on this date, 5,141,710.7 tonnes of grain of the new crop were received.

2,985,628.2 tonnes of wheat are received,...

23.10.2019

Russia/FSU price hike lifts wheat benchmark futures

Chicago soybeans rose on Tuesday, buoyed by market optimism over the prospect of U.S. sales to China while progress with the U.S. soybean and corn harvests was slower than usual.

Wheat was underpinned by rising prices in major exporter Russia, coupled with continued concerns over the Australian and Argentine harvests.

The Chicago...

Chicago soybeans rose on Tuesday, buoyed by market optimism over the prospect of U.S. sales to China while progress with the U.S. soybean and corn harvests was slower than usual.

Wheat was underpinned by rising prices in major exporter Russia, coupled with continued concerns over the Australian and Argentine harvests.

The Chicago...

Communications and Transportation

23.10.2019

Volume of cargo transportation crossing Caspian Sea grows by 30% over five years

Transportation through the seaports of Kazakhstan has tripled over five years. According to Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, over the past five years, the capacity of the Aktau transport hub has been increased from 17 million tonnes to 27 million tonnes.

“The share in the total cargo turnover...

Transportation through the seaports of Kazakhstan has tripled over five years. According to Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, over the past five years, the capacity of the Aktau transport hub has been increased from 17 million tonnes to 27 million tonnes.

“The share in the total cargo turnover...

23.10.2019

Transport industry of Kazakhstan receives nearly 6 trillion tenge over five years

Over the past five years, about 5.8 trillion tenge has been invested in the development of the transport industry in Kazakhstan. The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov reported on the situation over the past five years.

“During this period, about 5.8 trillion tenge was invested in the development...

Over the past five years, about 5.8 trillion tenge has been invested in the development of the transport industry in Kazakhstan. The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov reported on the situation over the past five years.

“During this period, about 5.8 trillion tenge was invested in the development...

23.10.2019

SCAT Airlines increases passenger traffic in January-September 2019 by 5%

In January-September 2019, SCAT Airlines served over 1.8 million passengers, which is 5% more than in January-September 2018. Over 9 months, the airline transported 2,485 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail, which is 22% more than in 2018.

As noted in the company, its indicators annually show a steady increase. This...

In January-September 2019, SCAT Airlines served over 1.8 million passengers, which is 5% more than in January-September 2018. Over 9 months, the airline transported 2,485 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail, which is 22% more than in 2018.

As noted in the company, its indicators annually show a steady increase. This...

23.10.2019

FlyArystan opens ticket sales from Nur Sultan to Moscow

FlyArystan started selling tickets for the first international flight Nur-Sultan-Moscow-Nur-Sultan. Flights from/to two capitals will be carried out on a comfortable Airbus A320 airliner and will start on December 13, 2019. This was reported by the airline’s press service.

The cost of tickets from the capital of Kazakhstan starts from 19,999...

FlyArystan started selling tickets for the first international flight Nur-Sultan-Moscow-Nur-Sultan. Flights from/to two capitals will be carried out on a comfortable Airbus A320 airliner and will start on December 13, 2019. This was reported by the airline’s press service.

The cost of tickets from the capital of Kazakhstan starts from 19,999...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstanis can check the SIM cards registered on them

Now Kazakhstanis can check the number of cellular numbers registered on them using the service. To find out how many numbers are registered per subscriber, you must enter the IIN of the citizen. The system will show the number of registered subscriber numbers, as well as the operators, who service...

Now Kazakhstanis can check the number of cellular numbers registered on them using the service. To find out how many numbers are registered per subscriber, you must enter the IIN of the citizen. The system will show the number of registered subscriber numbers, as well as the operators, who service...

23.10.2019

Kazakh State Revenue Committee launches Telegram chat for taxpayers

The State Revenue Committee announced the launch of the Telegram chat, where Kazakhstanis can apply for taxation and customs regulation.

In March of this year, the agency’s contact centre began its work, which has processed more than 190 thousand calls to date. The most often Kazakhstanis come to issues related to...

The State Revenue Committee announced the launch of the Telegram chat, where Kazakhstanis can apply for taxation and customs regulation.

In March of this year, the agency’s contact centre began its work, which has processed more than 190 thousand calls to date. The most often Kazakhstanis come to issues related to...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan’s toll roads earn over KZT4bn annually

Toll roads in Kazakhstan bring in over 4 billion tenge to the budget of Kazakhstan. This was announced at a government meeting by the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov.

"Particular attention is paid to the development of the local road network. Over the past 5 years, 590 billion...

Toll roads in Kazakhstan bring in over 4 billion tenge to the budget of Kazakhstan. This was announced at a government meeting by the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov.

"Particular attention is paid to the development of the local road network. Over the past 5 years, 590 billion...

23.10.2019

Kazakhstan’s digitisation improving lives, businesses

The digital revolution has transformed our world in just a couple of decades. It has increased economic productivity, enabled new industries to flourish, expanded consumer choice and put more power in the hands of citizens. But profound as the change has been, we are still in the early stages of...

The digital revolution has transformed our world in just a couple of decades. It has increased economic productivity, enabled new industries to flourish, expanded consumer choice and put more power in the hands of citizens. But profound as the change has been, we are still in the early stages of...

23.10.2019

Samsung opens flagship service centre in Kazakhstan capital

Samsung Electronics has launched its new service centre Service Plaza in the city of Nur-Sultan. The new shop is based in the Astana Mall commercial centre.

Repairs of smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, TV sets and other devices are available for customers there, as well as software support on smartphones and other services....

Samsung Electronics has launched its new service centre Service Plaza in the city of Nur-Sultan. The new shop is based in the Astana Mall commercial centre.

Repairs of smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, TV sets and other devices are available for customers there, as well as software support on smartphones and other services....

Regional News

23.10.2019

Russia’s Industrial output growth ticks up in September

Industrial output, in annual terms, increased 3.0% in September, marginally up from August’s 2.9% year-on-year rise. The reading largely reflected a pick-up in the growth of manufacturing output and a faster acceleration in the electricity, gas and steam, and air conditioning supply sector. This more than offset a slowdown in...

Industrial output, in annual terms, increased 3.0% in September, marginally up from August’s 2.9% year-on-year rise. The reading largely reflected a pick-up in the growth of manufacturing output and a faster acceleration in the electricity, gas and steam, and air conditioning supply sector. This more than offset a slowdown in...

23.10.2019

Russia’s stocks, currency resume value increase on strong bond demand

The Russian rouble opened firmer on Tuesday, briefly reaching a near three-month high against the dollar, helped by optimism over U.S-China trade talks and the prospect of strong demand on Wednesday's OFZ treasury bond auctions.

The rouble was 0.1% stronger against the dollar at 63.68 by 0744 GMT, after briefly touching...

The Russian rouble opened firmer on Tuesday, briefly reaching a near three-month high against the dollar, helped by optimism over U.S-China trade talks and the prospect of strong demand on Wednesday's OFZ treasury bond auctions.

The rouble was 0.1% stronger against the dollar at 63.68 by 0744 GMT, after briefly touching...

23.10.2019

New Russian pipeline could derail China's LNG boom

China’s booming natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand is set to cool off, with both demand growth and LNG import growth slowing down from the dizzy growth rates of the past few years.

A major natural gas pipeline designed to ship gas from Russia’s eastern natural gas fields to...

China’s booming natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand is set to cool off, with both demand growth and LNG import growth slowing down from the dizzy growth rates of the past few years.

A major natural gas pipeline designed to ship gas from Russia’s eastern natural gas fields to...

23.10.2019

Consistent commitment to state support for industries pushes China’s paper further up

China stocks recouped earlier losses to end higher on Tuesday, bolstered by tech firms as investors cheered their solid earnings as Beijing seeks to support the sector amid a bruising trade war.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.4%, to 3,895.88, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5% to 2,954.38.

U.S. President Donald...

China stocks recouped earlier losses to end higher on Tuesday, bolstered by tech firms as investors cheered their solid earnings as Beijing seeks to support the sector amid a bruising trade war.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.4%, to 3,895.88, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5% to 2,954.38.

U.S. President Donald...

23.10.2019

China issues bonds worth 3.7 trln yuan in September

China issued bonds worth 3.7 trillion yuan (about 523.1 billion U.S. dollars) last month, the country's central bank said Monday.

Treasury bonds issued reached 358.19 billion yuan in September, while local government bonds issued stood at 219.58 billion yuan, data from the People's Bank of China (PBOC) showed.

Spot transactions of bonds...

China issued bonds worth 3.7 trillion yuan (about 523.1 billion U.S. dollars) last month, the country's central bank said Monday.

Treasury bonds issued reached 358.19 billion yuan in September, while local government bonds issued stood at 219.58 billion yuan, data from the People's Bank of China (PBOC) showed.

Spot transactions of bonds...

23.10.2019

China's private, smaller enterprises report faster industrial output growth

China's private and smaller industrial companies posted faster-than-average growth in industrial output during the first three quarters, an offical said Tuesday.

Industrial output of private, small and medium-sized industrial enterprises jumped by 8 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively, with a 5.6-percent increase in the entire industrial sector, Huang Libin, spokesperson with...

China's private and smaller industrial companies posted faster-than-average growth in industrial output during the first three quarters, an offical said Tuesday.

Industrial output of private, small and medium-sized industrial enterprises jumped by 8 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively, with a 5.6-percent increase in the entire industrial sector, Huang Libin, spokesperson with...

23.10.2019

China's financial sector offers better support for real economy

China's financial sectors reported improved quality and efficiency in serving the real economy in the first three quarters, according to the country's top banking and insurance regulator.

During the January-September period, China's new yuan-denominated loans to the real economy totaled 13.9 trillion yuan (about 196.5 billion U.S. dollars), Huang Hong, vice...

China's financial sectors reported improved quality and efficiency in serving the real economy in the first three quarters, according to the country's top banking and insurance regulator.

During the January-September period, China's new yuan-denominated loans to the real economy totaled 13.9 trillion yuan (about 196.5 billion U.S. dollars), Huang Hong, vice...

Prices and Statistics

23.10.2019

Commodities

Date: October 23, 2019; Source: Bloomberg.com Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 54.04 -0.44 -0.81% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 59.40 -0.30 -0.50% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 160.14 -0.75 -0.47% Nov 2019 1:00 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.27 0.00 0.00% Nov 2019 1:13 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 193.85 -0.52 -0.27% Nov 2019 1:04 AM
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,493.00 +5.50 +0.37% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,490.00 +2.32 +0.16% N/A 1:23 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.56 +0.06 +0.34% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 262.25 -1.05 -0.40% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 893.24 +1.66 +0.19% N/A 1:23 AM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 389.00 +1.00 +0.26% Dec 2019 1:10 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 519.75 +1.75 +0.34% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,448.00 -26.00 -1.05% Dec 2019 10/22/2019
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 64.50 -0.17 -0.26% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 113.70 -0.17 -0.15% Dec 2019 10/22/2019

Date: October 23, 2019; Source: Bloomberg.com

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 54.04 -0.44 -0.81% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 59.40 -0.30 -0.50% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 160.14 -0.75 -0.47% Nov 2019 1:00 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.27 0.00 0.00% Nov 2019 1:13 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 193.85 -0.52 -0.27% Nov 2019 1:04 AM

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,493.00 +5.50 +0.37% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,490.00 +2.32 +0.16% N/A 1:23 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.56 +0.06 +0.34% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 262.25 -1.05 -0.40% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 893.24 +1.66 +0.19% N/A 1:23 AM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 389.00 +1.00 +0.26% Dec 2019 1:10 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 519.75 +1.75 +0.34% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,448.00 -26.00 -1.05% Dec 2019 10/22/2019
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 64.50 -0.17 -0.26% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 113.70 -0.17 -0.15% Dec 2019 10/22/2019
23.10.2019

Exchange Rates

Date: October 23, 2019; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 389.75
1 EURO EUR / KZT 434.26
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 6.12
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 55.05
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 5.58
1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND GBP / KZT 503.99
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 297.95
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 267.37

Date: October 23, 2019; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

389.75

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

434.26

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

6.12

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

55.05

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

5.58

1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND

GBP / KZT

503.99

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

297.95

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

267.37