Kazakhstan Tender and Business News

Asian Development Bank Commits $5B to CAREC 2030 Agenda

During the 16th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference held on October 27 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao committed over $5 billion to supporting the CAREC 2030 agenda over the next five years.

Asian Development Bank Backs Kazakhstan's New Country Partnership Strategy

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a new country partnership strategy (CPS) for Kazakhstan, expected to deliver more than $3 billion in assistance through 2021 to help the country diversify its economy, achieve inclusive development, and promote sustainable growth.

Sustainable Human Development Requires Far More Inclusion

Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.

National Geographic Selects Astana as 'City of the Future'

National Georgraphic Traveler Magazine's Russian edition just named the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, as major 'City of the Future'. It was given that one-of-a-kind award for its dynamic development and high potential for tourism.

Kazakhstan's New International Finance Centre Signs with Jumore E-Commerce

Following the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement on November 6 between Mr. Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) of Kazakhstan, and Mr. Lu Hongxiang, Chairman of Jumore E-Commerce Co., Ltd., the AIFC should move forward quickly on integrating ecommerce and supply chain finance into its portfolio of services.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

Worldwide Cost of Lead Exposure in Developing Countries Almost $1B Annually

The problem of children around the world being exposed to lead -- and the many medical consequences of that -- is still significant even in the 21st century. A study just published by New York University shows the annual economic cost of lead exposure at $977 billion worldwide, with ~$700 billion of that happening just within Asia.

RMB Reaches Nearly 40% Adoption Across Financial Institutions Worldwide

SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.

Pollinators Vital To Our Food Supply Under Threat

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.

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