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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Gender equality is the solution to our current problems and we all need to step up and speak out, said Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, at the May 17 First Kazakhstan Forum on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the Astana Economic Forum. Regnér noted… The post UN Women calls for women’s economic autonomy, equality, childcare schemes appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the Bitfury blockchain company agreed May 17 to create projects using blockchain technology. Bitfury also plans to open data centres in Kazakhstan to diversify the work environment and cooperate with Nur-Sultan Akimat (city administration). “We are pleased to welcome Bitfury in Kazakhstan and the AIFC is ready… The post AIFC, Bitfury to jointly implement blockchain projects appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Astana Economic Forum (AEF) participants discussed the role of Kazakhstan May 17 in cooperation with Central Asia and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As a regional hub, they called on Kazakhstan to facilitate regional connectivity with global economy through transport infrastructure and improving human capital. The panel session dedicated to… The post AEF participants call for Central Asian integration through connectivity, developing human capital appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The China-Europe railroad shipment route that crosses Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus has become more popular due to the efforts of the United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA) and participating countries, said President Alexey Grom at the company meeting with the press. “When it comes to reverse (from Europe… The post China-Europe railroad shipment route through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus exceeds expectations in 2019, says UTLC ERA President appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh National Museum marked International Museums Day and its fifth anniversary joining worldwide event Nights at the Museum May 18. In addition to the museum’s displays, the museum organised activities for its visitors to immerse them in Kazakh history, culture, traditions and customs. The night included workshops, expert talks, a book fair, quizzes… The post Kazakh National Museum participates in a ‘Night at the Museum’ May 18 appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh National Bank in cooperation with 13 banks is developing instant payments to boost the country’s e-commerce industry. By the end of the year, the banks will be connected to a mobile phone payment system. “The National Bank has introduced a project that allows using a mobile phone as a means of… The post Thirteen Kazakh banks to launch mobile phone payments by end of 2019 appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Almost 5,500 delegates from 74 countries gathered May 16 for the first day of the two-day 12th Astana Economic Forum (AEF). The annual forum is considered a key economic event in Eurasia and the theme of this year’s forum was “Inspiring growth: people, cities, economies.” “By 2030, 5.1 billion people, or 60 percent… The post Astana Economic Forum discusses urbanisation trends appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Attracting foreign investment, developing the private sector and diversifying the economy are important aspects for Kazakhstan’s next stage of development, said World Bank Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia Asli Demirguc-Kunt in an interview with The Astana Times. “The Astana International Financial Centre will play an important role in being a one-stop… The post Financial inclusion contributes to growth, strengthening banking system in Kazakhstan, says WB economist appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The campaign platform of Ak Zhol Democratic Party candidate for president Daniya Yespayeva centres on developing “a market economy, democracy and social justice” in Kazakhstan and identifies three key areas to improve citizens’ well-being. Founded in 2002, the Ak Zhol Democratic Party is a liberal political party with approximately 255,800 party members that… The post Ak Zhol Democratic Party candidate Daniya Yespayeva’s platform addresses business environment, public trust appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Forty-three agreements worth $8.7 billion were signed between Kazakh and foreign companies in agriculture, trade, mining and metallurgy May 17 at the capital’s 2019 Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable (KGIR). The event was organised by the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kazakh Invest national company. The third annual KGIR, headlined by Kazakh… The post Kazakh, foreign companies sign $9 billion in deals in Nur-Sultan appeared first on The Astana Times.