Iran-Eurasia trade hits $1.6b TEHRAN. KAZINFORM The trade between Iran and members of the Eurasian Economic Union enjoying 93% growth in value has mounted to over 1.6 billion dollars during the first 4 months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), a senior official at Iran Customs Administration said.
UNCTAD World Investment Report: Kazakhstan ranks 1st in growth of net FDI among transition economies NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Data in the «World Investment Report» of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has shown that despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, Kazakhstan in 2020 showed the largest increase in net foreign direct investment among 17 countries with a transition economy and 34 landlocked countries, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
Kazakh President introduces new Defence Minister NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM President - Supreme Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held the meeting with the senior executives of the Kazakh Defence Ministry and introduced new Minister Murat Bektanov, the Akorda press service reports.
ECA, UNICEF partner to promote global innovation in early childhood development ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering on a series of initiatives to advance their shared mission to drive innovation and excellence in early childhood development and to create opportunities for every child in Abu Dhabi and around the world to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.
Kazakh President to outline socioeconomic development goals in his Address NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM In his State-of-the-Nation Address President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will prioritize the country’s socioeconomic development goals for the period ahead, the President’s press secretary, Berik Uali, posted on his Facebook account.
Hurricane Ida wreaks widespread havoc across U.S. Louisiana HOUSTON. KAZINFORM With stranded people waiting for rescue on damaged roofs, flooded roads blocked by downed trees and power lines, and over one million people without power through Monday morning, Hurricane Ida has wreaked widespread havoc since its landfall in southern U.S. state of Louisiana on Sunday.
Kazakh President sends congratulatory letter to Kyrgyzstan on independence anniv NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent a congratulatory telegram to President Sadyr Zhaparov, in which, on behalf of all the people of Kazakhstan and his own behalf, he cordially congratulated the Kyrgyzstan’s leader and the entire Kyrgyz people on the 30th anniversary of the Independence, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.
Tokayev to join online plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is to take part in a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum to take place on September 3 via videoconference at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kazinform has learnt from Facebook account of Kazakh President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
New cases under 1,400 on fewer tests; toughened curbs eyed ahead of Chuseok holiday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell below 1,400 on Tuesday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but health authorities are facing hurdles in flattening the curve ahead of the Chuseok holiday, Yonhap reports.
Brazil reports 20.7 mi cases, 579.3k deaths from COVID-19 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s Health Ministry released the latest figures on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country: Brazil has confirmed 20.7 million cases of the disease and 579.3 thousand deaths. Recovered patients add up to 19.6 million, Agencia Brasil reports.