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- Kazakhstan increases customs duties for import of foodstuffsKazakhstan increases customs duties on import of basic foodstuffs produced in the Republic in sufficient amount. The Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Akylbek Kurishbaev, informed today in Akorda after the meeting of the Security Council, the agency reports.
- Foreign currency exchange rates fixed by National BankThe National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan fixed the foreign currency exchange rates to the tenge for May 20:
- Chairman of Kazakhstan Representation at European Union and NATO appointedThe chairman of Kazakhstan Representation at the European Union and NATO has been appointed, the agency reports citing the president's press service.
- Industrial production decreased by 4.8 % in January - April, 2009Industrial production in Kazakhstan in January - April, 2009 totaled 2227.8 billion KZT and index of industrial production in comparison with the similar period of the last year has been 95.2 %, the agency reports citing the monthly report of Statistics Agency of Kazakhstan.
- 591.8 thousand tons of Tengiz oil transported through BTC pipeline591.8 thousand tons of Tengiz oil have been transported through Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January - April, 2009, the State Statistical Committee informed the agency.
- Maintenance of food security of country - strategic goal of Kazakhstan for 10 yearsThe President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, in Akorda at the meeting of Security Council said maintenance of food security of the country - strategic objective of Kazakhstan for the nearest 10 years, the agency reports.
- 637 million KZT to be allocated for anti-drug campaignThe Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Serik Baymaganbetov, informed today at the government session that 637 million KZT will be allocated for anti-drug propagation to the Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan for three years, the agency reports.
- Special departments 'South', 'Center' to be created for struggle with drug traffickingThe Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Serik Baymagambetov, informed today at the government session that special-purpose departments 'South' and 'Center' will be created in Kazakhstan for struggle with drug trafficking, the agency reports.
- Prime Minister assigned to create industrially-innovative development programPrime Minister assigned to create industrially-innovative development program
- Financing of program of struggle with drug business for 2009 - 2011 approvedThe government of Kazakhstan passed financing of the program of struggle with drug business for 2009 - 2011. The decision was accepted today at the government session, the agency reports.
- Revenue of export of meat may reach level of revenue of export of grainRevenue of export of meat in Kazakhstan may reach the revenue level of export of grain. Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Armand Evniev, informed during the break of the Kazakhstan-Saudi business-forum, the agency reports.
- Astana and Aktau to host meetings on military-naval cooperationAstana and Aktau hosts on May 18 - 22nd the meetings devoted to discussion of military naval cooperation between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan informed the agency.
- MFA declared of competition on development of trademark of presidency of Kazakhstan in OSCEThe Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has declared on the open competition on development of trademark of presidency of Kazakhstan in OSCE in 2010. The official representative of Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, informed during a weekly briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, the agency reports.
- Moscow hosts meeting of chairmen of Antinarcotic Departments of SCO statesMoscow hosts the meeting of chairmen of Antinarcotic Departments of the SCO member states today, the agency reports citing the official site of presidency of Russia in SCO.
- Kazakhstan ready to provide agricultural lands for foreign investorsKazakhstan is ready to provide agricultural lands for foreign investors. Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Armand Evniev, informed during the break of the Kazakhstan-Saudi business-forum on Monday, the agency reports.
- Manufacture of gold in Kazakhstan increased by 20.5 %Manufacture of affinated gold has increased in Kazakhstan in January - April, 2009 by 20.5 % up to 3228 kg, the Statistics Agency of Kazakhstan informed.
- Tashibayev dismissed from post of Ambassador to France Portugal, Monaco, AndorraMurat Tashibayev has been dismissed from the post of Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to France, Portugal, Monaco, and Andorra, the agency reports citing the message of the president's press service.
- World prices for oil gone upThe world prices for oil, following the results of the tenders on Monday, have increased, the agency reports citing RIA RosBusinessConsulting (RBC).
- Saudi Arabia considers rockets launches to space - one of cooperation areasSaudi Arabia considers launches of rockets to space is one of the possible areas of cooperation with Kazakhstan. The co-chairman of the Kazakhstan-Saudi intergovernmental commission, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Investment Authority, Amr Dabbagh informed during the Kazakhstan-Saudi business-forum on Monday, the agency reports.
- Demarcation of Kazakhstan-Russian border to begin on May, 23Works on demarcation of the Kazakhstan-Russian frontier will begin on May, 23rd. The chairman of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Ilyas Omarov, informed the agency.