About Republic of Kazakhstan

Astana – new Financial Bridge between Europe and Asia

  • 28 Feb 2019
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The young and ambitious independent Kazakhstan was always famous for originality of the decisions directed to attraction of foreign investors to the country. Creation of the International Financial Center "Astana" (IFCA) did not become an exception, rather confirmed the developed tradition. It turned out the unique project for the CIS country. IFCA has to become a "center"   of attraction of investments into economy of Kazakhstan, by means of own court, arbitration, the exchange and the own regulator. The organization in the...

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Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

  • 28 Feb 2019
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New research identifies individual types of brain cell and brain areas that are involved in insomnia, offering new treatment targets for this condition. Insomnia affects about a third of people living in the United States and approximately 770 million people worldwide. As many people with insomnia will know, there is a tendency to think that falling asleep is a matter of willpower. However, more and more studies are showing that it actually has a strong neurobiological component. For instance, in 2016,...

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Kyrgyzstan wants to sell dirty water – Nathan Greenberg

  • 25 Feb 2019
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In parliament of Kyrgyzstan the same old story about payment for water by Kazakhstan was raised once again. This subject was born not yesterday, but now Deputy Umbetala Kydyraliyev brought up this question again during hearings under the bill of introduction of amendments to the Water Code of KR and the legislation on water (these changes provide introduction of payment for water resources). But, as it often happens in Kyrgyzstan, quick-tempered discussion of this question was not without any incidents. Kydyraliyev, in particular, said that...

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China’s ex-top general jailed for life

  • 21 Feb 2019
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Former general Fang Fenghui is the latest top brass to fall over corruption. China's military’s has been a focus of President Xi Jinping's ongoing anti-graft crackdown. Fang Fenghui, ex-chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army, was found guilty of bribery and having huge wealth that he had been unable to account for, according to Xinhua. The 67-year-old accompanied President Xi Jinping in his first meeting with US President Donald Trump in 2017. Many officials have been jailed in what Mr Xi says is an anti-corruption...

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Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys

  • 29 Jan 2019
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Downing a cool soft drink after a hot workout can feel refreshing. However, according to the latest research, it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function. Caffeinated soft drinks that are high in fructose are hugely popular worldwide. They need no introduction. The beverages have been widely lambasted for their potential role in both the obesity and diabetes crises, and a recent study may add a fresh health risk to the growing list. Researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York recently...

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Astana: Financial Center of the «Great Steppe»

  • 07 Dec 2018
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In December, 2015 the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Constitutional Law on creation of the International Financial center "Astana" and in administrative style peculiar to him set the ambitious task: The center has to become the main financial hub and be among the leading financial centers of Asia in the shortest possible time. A number of the international experts predicted opening and starting of the first auction at least not earlier than in 5-6 years. The government of Kazakhstan promised to realize the idea...

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

  • 07 Dec 2018
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Bacteria could have a bigger involvement in cancer than scientists may have realized, according to recent research. A viral infection may be the cause of up to 20 percent of cancer cases. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of cancer. The same type of infection could also weaken the effect of some anticancer drugs. "Currently," comments senior study author Robert C. Gallo, who is a...

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«Institute of the presidency: Successful experience of Kazakhstan»

  • 30 Nov 2018
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At the end of the 80th of the last century during Perestroika in Kazakhstan there was nothing about reality and efficiency in slow Soviet state machinery. Time has changed and required other solutions, other form of government – presidential. In independent Kazakhstan December 1, 1991 is considered the Day of the beginning of formation of institute of the presidency. This day in the republic, almost sovereign, national presidential elections took place for the first time. At that time already acting head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev...

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Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin over Ukraine

  • 30 Nov 2018
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US President Donald Trump has canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, citing an incident with Ukraine, the latest of attempts to block all talks between Moscow and Washington. After consulting with his national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump backed out of the scheduled meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the...

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“Well, I have gone to Kazakhstan!” or how Astana has forced to sound this phrase in a new way

  • 12 Nov 2018
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How not to be disappointed in long days off? To go to look how people live in other cities. Hoteliers note that such option of rest was estimated at last by residents of Russia: demand for placement grows during days off and holidays. What to do if you have already been to the most interesting cities of the country? One of the options is to pay attention to the neighboring countries. Our author Olesya Vildanova has done it – she has gone to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.        There are such...

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