IMF warns of deep global recession WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The global economy is projected to experience a deeper recession amid rising uncertainties, such as the recent trade tension between the United States and the European Union, while China's rebound is expected to be strong thanks to the country's supportive policies, economists said.
Dubai leads global FDI destinations in readiness and resilience DUBAI. KAZINFORM - Despite the decline in greenfield foreign direct investment, FDI, globally at the beginning of 2020 due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai has maintained its leading position among the top three global FDI destinations during the first five months of the year, according to Financial Times fDi Markets data.
EU won’t open borders to Russians on July 1, source says BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Union will not be able to include Russia in the list of countries cleared to enter the area on July 1, a TASS source in one of the EU delegations informed, clarifying that the Russian coronavirus outbreak is to blame.
Galymzhan Niyazov appointed deputy head of Mangistau region AKTAU. KAZINFORM - Today, in agreement with the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan and by an order of the Akim of Mangistau region, Galymzhan Niyazov has been appointed deputy Akim of Mangistau region, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the regional Akimat.
President instructs gov’t to develop additional measures to stabilize coronavirus situation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has instructed the Government and the new leadership of the Ministry of Health to submit additional measures aimed at stabilization of the coronavirus situation, Kazinform news agency reported with the reference to the Head of State’s Twitter account.
New Vice Minister of Information and Social Development appointed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - By a Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bolat Tlepov was appointed to the post of Vice Minister of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported citing the official website of the Prime Minister.
AstraZeneca, Japan to start talks over supply of COVID-19 vaccine TOKYO. KAZINFORM - British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said Friday it has agreed with the Japanese government to promote talks on supplying Japan with the experimental coronavirus vaccine it is jointly developing with the University of Oxford.
Turkestan rgn tightens quarantine restrictions TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM - Quarantine restrictions will remain in place in Turkestan region until the moment the epidemiological situation is stabilized, this has been announced today at a briefing in the regional communications service by the deputy head of the Department for monitoring the quality and safety of goods and services of Turkestan region Aldarkul Akhmetov, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the regional Akimat.
Nur-Sultan increases ambulance teams to handle growing COVID-19 pressure NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Nur-Sultan has been observing a sharp increase in visits by ambulance teams as a result of the difficult epidemiological situation in the city, Kazinform reports with reference to the capital's administration.
COVID-19: Kazakhstan reports more recoveries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - 84 more people have recovered from the coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan, including 14 in Aktobe region, 5 in Mangistau region, 1 in East Kazakhstan region, 43 in Atyrau region, 6 in Turkestan region, and 15 in Pavlodar region, Kazinform cites coronavirus2020.kz.
Kazakhstan resumes regular flights to 5 more countries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - More regular international flights are to be resumed in Kazakhstan, Sadvakas Baigabulov, chief medical officer in transport of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry, told a Friday briefing at the Central Communications Service, Kazinform correspondent reports.
WHO documents over 167,000 cases of COVID-19 globally in past 24 hours GENEVA. KAZINFORM - Over 167,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on June 25, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 9.29 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
Zhiger prize: Information Ministry honors media workers NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The solemn ceremony dated to the Press and Mass Media Workers' Day has taken place in the Kazakh capital to name the winners of the Zhiger prize named after the late renowned Kazakh journalist, TV presenter, and public figure Beisen Kuranbek, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Balayeva honors mass media workers with prestigious award NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aida Balayeva, Minister of Information and Social Development, has awarded outstanding Kazakhstani journalists with the Akparat salasynyn uzdigi badge (For the development of information space) in Nur-Sultan today, Kazinform reports.
University OKs plan for Japan’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine clinical test OSAKA. KAZINFORM - Medical startup Anges Inc. said Thursday it will soon start Japan's first clinical test on humans of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus, after gaining formal approval from an Osaka City University Hospital committee, Kyodo reports.