Government discusses development of 'economy of simple things' ASTANA. KAZINFORM The working meeting chaired today by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev in the Ukimet Uyi, discussed development of the "economy of simple things" industries as part of the President's instructions given in his Address "Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life."
Astana's Lutsenko keeps lead in Tour of Oman Stage 5 ASTANA. KAZINFORM Alexey Lutsenko completed his hat-trick at the Tour of Oman after winning atop of Green Mountain today. Lutsenko overtook Fabian Grellier, part of the early breakaway, just a few hundred meters before today's summit finish. With one hilly stage to go, the red jersey is now even more firmly on the shoulders of Alexey Lutsenko, who is set to win the Tour of Oman for the second consecutive time, the third win of the race in the history of Astana Pro Team (Vincenzo Nibali, 2016). The Kazakh champion won the ninth race for the team in 2019, making it the most successful team of the season so far.
EAEU vice-premiers to meet in Moscow Feb 22 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM On 22 February, Moscow will host a session of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) attended be vice-premiers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states and the chairman of the EEC Board, BelTA learned from the EEC press service.
Kazakhstan climbs up in OECD Country Risk Classification ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan has risen to the fifth group of the country risk rating, which is regularly provided by the Working Group on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees of the OECD's Directorate for Trade and Agriculture. Our country is represented by "KazakhExport" company (a subsidiary organization of "Baiterek" Holding) in this international structure, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Holding.
Astana Opera: Seasons to Suit Every Taste ASTANA. KAZINFORM The unique concert Eight Seasons will take place on February 24 at the Astana Opera Grand Hall. Popular works: Antonio Vivaldi's cycle Le Quattro Stagioni and Astor Piazzolla's four tango compositions Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas were prepared for the audience's attention.
CIS heads of government to discuss customs policy in Ashgabat MINSK. KAZINFORM Plans have been made to discuss customs policy matters at a session of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 31 May, BelTA learned from Viktor Guminsky, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS First Deputy Executive Secretary, before the session of the Council of plenipotentiary representatives of the CIS member states in CIS bodies in the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk on 19 February.
Brexit uncertainty sends jitters through UK companies, risks mass exodus LONDON. KAZINFORM - Honda's announcement that it planned to close its plant in the western English city of Swindon, which has a workforce of 3,500 people, added to fears that Brexit uncertainty could precipitate a flight of businesses from the United Kingdom, EFE reports.
Astana's Lutsenko leads in Tour of Oman Stage 4 ASTANA. KAZINFORM - By taking the twelfth place in a sprint of a reduced peloton, Alexey Lutsenko managed to keep the race lead in the Tour of Oman today. Sonny Colbrelli won the sprint, just in front of Greg van Avermaet, who took bonification seconds and is now second overall at 14" seconds of Lutsenko, Kazinform has learnt from the club's press service.