Kazakhstan joins World Logistics Passport as hub for Central Asia DUBAI/ALMATY. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan is boosting its position as a trade hub for Europe and Asia by joining the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major Dubai initiative established to increase trading opportunities between developing markets.
Kazakhstan's import of chemicals from Turkey surges BAKU. KAZINFORM The export of chemical products from Turkey to Kazakhstan increased by 14.6 percent in the past 8 months of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, having made up slightly over $61.2 million, the Turkish Ministry of Trade told Trend on Sept.30.
U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and USAID celebrate 10th Anniversary of GEW in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Future Growth Initiative, and MOST Business Incubatormarked the successful completion of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020 in Kazakhstan. This year, GEW was held from November 16-22.
New CAREC Gender Strategy to promote women’s empowerment MANILA. KAZINFORM Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program have endorsed a new strategy to promote women’s empowerment by ensuring regional projects address women’s needs and provide equal access to benefits and opportunities.
UNDP and National Economy Ministry defined priorities of cooperation under new Country Programme for 2021-2025 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A virtual meeting was held between UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan, Yakup Beris, and the Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan, Ruslan Dalenov, to assess key outcomes of the closing Country Programme cycle (2016-2020) and to define priority areas of cooperation under the new Country Programme for 2021-2025.
AFSA becomes a signatory of IOSCO Enhanced Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding concerning cross-border enforcement cooperation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has become a signatory to the IOSCO Enhanced Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information (EMMoU), Kazinform reports.
Total state debt of Eurozone to be above 100% of GDP in 2020 BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The total state debt of nineteen Eurozone countries will be above 100% of their total GDP in 2020 for the first time in history due to the coronavirus pandemic and will amount to 101.7% of GDP, the European Commission says in its economic outlook released on Thursday.
EBRD, AIIB, ICBC and GCF provide US$ 95.3 million for wind farm in Kazakhstan ALMATY. KAZINFORM The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and its partners are promoting Kazakhstan’s further transition from coal-fired power plants to renewable-energy power generation by supporting the construction of a 100 MW wind farm near the town of Zhanatas in the south of the country.
Kazakhstan presents its «maps of hope» at the Nature for Life Hub event NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan presented its results of creating ‘maps of hope’ that identify country’s essential life support areas (ELSAs) as part of a four-day Nature for Life Hub, which runs on September 24 – 29, 2020 and constitute a virtual space where global and local leaders will share stories on the importance of nature for sustainable development.
UNDP supported the first factoring deal in Kazakhstan’s energy services sector NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP Kazakhstan supported a factoring deal between the Ecoservice-2030 (Kostanay) energy service company (ESCO), and the First Factoring Company (Almaty).
EBRD launches a $30mln energy efficiency program in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a US$30 million Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Kazakhstan to support gender inclusive green finance for households and small private sector companies investing in green technology solutions, ebrd.com reports.