Kazakhstan suspends international flights NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan is taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the territory of the country. As of March 1, 2020, the 4th stage of reinforcement was introduced, expanding the list of countries where quarantine measures are applied to those who arrived from them, the Civil Aviation informs.
Coronavirus pushes Brent oil to lowest in 31 months ANKARA. KAZINFORM - The coronavirus epidemic has pushed the price of Brent crude on Monday to its lowest in 31 months and on the same week that investors await the critical OPEC meeting that will be held in Vienna, Austria on Thursday, Anadolu reports.
Test kit to detect coronavirus in 1 hour may be released in March OSAKA. KAZINFORM - Shimadzu Corp. said Wednesday it aims to develop a testing method that can detect the new coronavirus in one hour, far shorter than the six hours required for current tests, for release by the end of March, Kyodo reports.
32,456 people arrived in Kazakhstan from China NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today, at a briefing in the Central Communication Office in Nur-Sultan, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Healthcare Dias Akhmetsharip informed about the number of people arriving in Kazakhstan from abroad, Kazinform reports.
U.S. Fed cuts rate by 50 basis points amid COVID-19 concerns WASHINGTON/ KAZINFORM The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 1 to 1.25 percent, as the COVID-19 outbreak poses «evolving risks» to economic activity, the U.S. central bank said Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
World Bank to provide $12B to support countries fight coronavirus WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The World Bank Group has announced it is making available an initial package of up to US$12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), WAM reports.
KAZAKH INVEST, Association of European Businesses sign memo of coop NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM More than 30 representatives of European business participated in the Roundtable dedicated to interaction with the European business community. The representatives of large international companies implementing investment projects in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union, experts on attracting investments, the representatives of investment companies, financial institutions, and credit organizations met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KAZAKH INVEST informs on its website.
At least 25 dead from tornados in US WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - At least 25 people were killed, several are missing and an as yet undetermined number were injured in the multiple tornados that touched down early Tuesday morning in the state of Tennessee, according to EFE citing local and national media.
Kazakhstan and Lithuania vow to strengthen partnership VILNIUS. KAZINFORM During the bilateral political consultations the representatives of the Kazakh and Lithuanian Foreign Ministries confirmed the readiness to develop political and mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation and maintain close ties in the international arena, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
Vice PM, reps of Association of European Businesses hold talks NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - During a meeting with representatives of the Association of European Businesses Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar spoke about the favorable investment climate in the country, the press service of the Prime Minister informs.
‘Abai’ opera to be performed in Semey, Ankara, London and Paris ALMATY. KAZINFORM – This year the famous opera «Abai» will be performed in several countries across the world, this has been announced by Aya Kaliyeva, director of the Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abai, Kazinform correspondent reports.
S. Korea reports 516 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 5,328 SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported 516 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections here to 5,328, with an alarming cluster of infections continuing to swell in the southeastern city of Daegu, Kazinform refers to Yonhap.
Belarusian MAZ, Pozhsnab ship batch of fire trucks to Kazakhstan MINSK. KAZINFORM The Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ in association with the fire-fighting equipment manufacturer Pozhsnab has dispatched a batch of fire trucks and emergency vehicles to Kazakhstan, the MAZ press service told BelTA.