Moscow to host CSTO military economy conference on 23 October MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The first international conference of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will take place in Moscow on 23 October to discuss development trends, problems, and prospects of military economy cooperation of the CSTO member states, BelTA has learned.
14 percent of the world's food is lost after harvesting: FAO ROME. KAZINFORM A new report launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, provides insights into how much food is lost - as well as where and why - at different stages of the food supply chain, calls for informed decisions for an effective reduction and offers new ways to measure progress.
2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel awarded STOCKHOLM. KAZINFORM The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer «for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,» the Nobel Prize Twitter account reads.
Kazakhstan investment prospects discussed in Brussels BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The Walloon Export Promotion and Foreign Investment Agency together with the Flemish Investment and Trade Agency has organized a round table «Kazakhstan - Belgium: Prospects for Trade and Economic Investment Cooperation», Kazinform correspondent reports.
Economists expect U.S. GDP growth to slow down in 2019 and 2020: survey WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM A panel of forecasters expect U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) growth to slow to 2.3 percent in 2019, and then to 1.8 percent in 2020, citing trade policy uncertainty as one of the downside risks, according to a survey newly released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
UNICEF and IsDB launch first global Muslim philanthropy fund for children JEDDAH. KAZINFORM UNICEF and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) last week launched an innovative fund that will open new opportunities for Muslim philanthropy to reach the millions of children currently in need of humanitarian support and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Investor Week 2019 kicks off in Kazakh capital NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM From 30 September to 6 October 2019 the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) will hold the World Investor Week in AIFC in order to raise awareness on consumers protection, investors education, financial services and to highlight the opportunities for doing business in AIFC.
EBRD and Green Climate Fund commit up to US$ 6.4 million to finance new solar plant in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The EBRD, in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is stepping up its efforts to support renewables in Kazakhstan with a loan of up to US$ 6.4 million to finance a new 10 MW solar plant in the Zhanakorgan District in southern Kazakhstan.
Belarus eager to finish accession to WTO in June 2020 MINSK. KAZINFORM - Belarus intends to finish the process of joining the World Trade Organization in June 2020, BelTA learned from Belarusian Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi on the sidelines of the 10th German Economy Day in Belarus on 26 September.