Daily Monitor

April 3, 2019

Three importers cut Iran oil shipments to zero

Three of eight importers granted waivers by Washington to buy oil from Iran have now cut their shipments to zero, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, adding that improved global oil market conditions would help reduce Iranian crude exports further.
April 3, 2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives interview to Egemen

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave an interview to Egemen Qazaqstan and AIQYN newspapers, Kazinform reports.
April 2, 2019

EU chief negotiator Barnier says no deal increa…

The European Union still hopes to avoid Britain crashing out of the European Union without a divorce agreement, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
April 2, 2019

What’s in a name? Japan puzzles over ‘Reiwa’

Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of “Reiwa” a day after its unveiling gripped the nation.
April 2, 2019

What’s in a name? Japan puzzles over ‘Reiwa’

Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of “Reiwa” a day after its unveiling gripped the nation.
April 2, 2019

Algeria president says to resign before April 28

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he will resign before his term ends on April 28, said a statement from the presidency carried by the official APS news agency.
April 1, 2019

Japan to invest up to $1bn in Kazakhstan’s economy

Japan is planning to invest up to $1bn in Kazakhstan's economy in the nearest three years. In an exclusive interview with Kazinform correspondent, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Japan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev tells about this and other aspects of the two countries' trade-economic cooperation.
April 1, 2019

Central Asian region seeks to be main trans…

Delegations from across the region gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan March 15 for the first Central Asian Economic Forum (CAEF). Government representatives discussed prospects of mutually beneficial logistics and trade.
April 1, 2019

World leaders congratulate Erdoğan on local ele…

Leaders across the world on Monday congratulated Turkey's president for his party's victory in local elections.
March 29, 2019

China pledges to expand financial market open…

China will sharply expand market access for foreign banks and securities and insurance companies, especially in its financial services sector, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, as senior U.S. officials arrived in Beijing for more trade talks.
March 29, 2019

Energy partnership in Central &South Asia discu…

A meeting of the Task Force on Regional Energy Cooperation in Central and South Asia (RECA) is being held in Ashgabat (March 27-28), Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
March 29, 2019

Foreign Presidents congratulate Kassym-Jomart T…

Global leaders continue to send their telegrams and letters of congratulations to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on assumption of the office of the President of Kazakhstan, the Akorda's press service reports.
March 28, 2019

Central Asian region seeks to be main transit…

Delegations from across the region gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan March 15 for the first Central Asian Economic Forum (CAEF). Government representatives discussed prospects of mutually beneficial logistics and trade.
March 28, 2019

US-funded broadcaster under scrutiny for enabl…

Tajiks read Radio Ozodi as Washington’s word.
March 28, 2019

Tokayev takes office as President of the RK

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes office as President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
March 27, 2019

European leaders press for fairer trade relatio…

Europe’s top leaders told President Xi Jinping on Tuesday they wanted a fairer trading relationship with China, signaling an openness to engage with Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure project if it meant more access to the Chinese market.
March 27, 2019

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn

The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn (£758m) to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border, BBC reports.
March 27, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Security services in waiting as exi…

Babanov has reportedly been living in Moscow since losing the 2017 presidential election.
March 15, 2019

California native preserves Almaty’s Soviet mon…

California native and Kazakh TV’s Discovering Kazakhstan host Dennis Keen has lived in Almaty for six years. It was in his adopted city that Soviet monumental art first caught his eye.
March 15, 2019

Kazakh finance ministry amends draft budget plan

The Ministry of Finance proposed increasing the guaranteed transfer from the National Fund to 2.7 trillion tenge (US$7.13 billion) at a March 12 governmental meeting. The change translates to an additional 250 billion tenge (US$660.26 million) to finance President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s new initiatives this year.