Diplomatic corps of Almaty briefed on measures to combat corruption in investment activities ALMATY. KAZINFORM - On Friday Chairman of the Anti-corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alik Shpekbayev met with representatives of UN agencies, diplomatic corps and international organizations, members of the Almaty Diplomatic Club, honorary consuls, heads of banking structures and international companies to discuss how to improve the investment climate in Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
New project addressed to protect investment and businesses in Aktobe ASTANA. KAZINFORM - With the international trend towards globalisation, foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to provide capital to developing countries so as to simulate the growth of their economies. Development aid increasingly supports legal reforms intended to foster investment, both foreign and domestic. However, if such legal reforms are to effectively attract FDI, the relationship between FDI and respective national legal systems should be well understood.
System of anti-corruption monitoring of universities developed in Almaty ALMATY. KAZINFORM - The Almaty anti-corruption project office «SANALY URPAQ» has tested in pilot mode the anti-corruption monitoring system on the basis of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. In total, it covered more than 16,000 students and lecturers of the country's leading university, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Project Office.
Brazil's Lula ignores deadline to report to prison SAO PAULO . KAZINFORM Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is likely to spend Friday night inside a union headquarters near Sao Paulo after declining to surrender to Brazilian Federal Police and begin serving a sentence for corruption, one of his political allies said, according to EFE.
17 corrupt high-ranking officials convicted in Kazakhstan since 2001 - Kairat Kozhamzharov ASTANA. KAZINFORM Over the past 17 years, 17 ministers and their deputies have been convicted for corruption in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports with reference to the Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption, Kairat Kozhamzharov.
Kazakhstan, Germany discuss coop in combating corruption BERLIN. KAZINFORM On Wednesday, during his working visit to Berlin, deputy chairman of the Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Affairs of Kazakhstan, Alik Shpekbayev met with the Head of South Caucasus and Central Asia Department of the German Federal Foreign Office Michael Siebert, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Head of paramilitary rescue service detained ASTANA. KAZINFORM The Astana Department of the National Bureau of Anti-Corruption has detained the General Director of the Professional Paramilitary Emergency Rescue Service of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Bolat Halyk on corruption charges, the press service of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption reports.