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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Moskva Business Centre, a multifunctional complex containing offices, conference halls, a shopping area, restaurants and sports clubs, is a landmark project symbolising friendship between Moscow and the Kazakh capital. Its construction, combining the innovations and traditions of European and Asian capitals, was completed by the company owned by international entrepreneur and philanthropist Elena… The post Moskva Business Centre – unique multifunctional complex in heart of Astana appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Legendary boxer Roy Jones, 1988 Olympic Games silver medalist and many times world champion, recently met with boxers from the national boxing team of Kazakhstan in Astana. Jones’s visit was a surprise. He had been attending an event in a region and knew the national team was training and wanted to visit. He… The post Legendary boxer Roy Jones meets with Kazakh national team boxers appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Followers of international politics will know the complex challenges of negotiating to resolve issues affecting several countries, where each side is understandably looking to protect its national interest. Yet on Aug. 12,  the world witnessed a major diplomatic breakthrough, when the leaders of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the Legal… The post Historic Caspian Sea convention caps decades of negotiation appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Strengthening Kazakhstan’s global authority goes hand in hand with the improvement of relations with the states forming part of the European Union. The programme, Path to Europe, initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was focused on this foreign policy vector. Kazakhstan stepped up its activities in this area in 1992 by becoming a member of… The post Cooperation with EU is source of development for Kazakhstan appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. AKTAU – President Nursultan Nazarbayev officially inaugurated the ferry complex of the Kuryk Port – a multimodal hub on the shore of Caspian Sea on Aug. 11. The port will link several Eurasian highway and railway transit corridors to the sea and is part of the country’s Nurly Zhol (Bright Path) infrastructure development programme. Transport… The post Kazakhstan launches a multimodal transport hub on Caspian shores appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. AKTAU – After two decades of diplomatic efforts, the five Caspian Sea nations signed the convention on the water reservoir legal status that had been in the works since 1996. In addition, six more documents were signed on various aspects of cooperation. The convention and the agreements were signed on the International Day of the… The post Caspian Sea nations sign historic convention laying solid framework for use of resource-rich sea appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Kazakh tenge continued to lose its value against U.S. dollar as it hit its all-time low Aug. 13, valuing 363.15 per $1. That number represented a 1.8 percent decrease overnight. Kazakh National Bank cited geopolitical tensions and U.S. protectionist policies and sanctions levied on neighbouring Russia as well as China and Turkey… The post Kazakh tenge hits record low, as National Bank says slide due to geopolitical tensions, emerging markets volatility appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The Denis Ten Public Foundation will be created in Almaty, according to Kazinform. The city administration also plans to open a figure skating academy and hold an annual international tournament in memory of the Olympic bronze medallist. A monument will be set at the site where Ten was stubbed to death July 19. “We thank… The post National news in brief appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Euronews NBC will air a segment of “Adventures” in September featuring Kazakhstan, reported inform.kz. “Adventures,” one of the channel’s most popular programmes with an audience of more than 250 million, explores the wonders of countries across the world, offering viewers the chance to enjoy a journey “out of the ordinary.” The production team plans to… The post External news in brief appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Leroy Merlin, the largest French retailer selling home and interior products, building materials, and repair and garden products, opened its first supermarket in Kazakhstan in Almaty Aug. 1, according to informburo.kz. The company has invested approximately 8 billion tenge (US$22.3 million) and plans to open 20 more shops across the country over the next 15… The post Business News in Brief appeared first on The Astana Times.