G-20 against launch of Libra currency unless «serious» risks tackled WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The Group of 20 major economies agreed Friday that global digital currencies should not be rolled out unless «serious» risks of money laundering and illicit finance are addressed, casting a shadow on Facebook Inc.'s plan to launch its Libra currency next year.
Trade Minister offers Washington 50 Kazakhstan-made goods worth USD 1 bln WASHINGTON, DC. KAZINFORM On October 18 Kazakh Trade and Industry Minister Bakhyt Sultanov held bilateral talks with the United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross as part of the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG), the Ministry’s press service reports.
Gomel Oblast-Kazakhstan trade exceeds $70m in 2019 GOMEL. KAZINFORM The trade between Belarus' Gomel Oblast and Kazakhstan has gone up 7% from the start of the year to exceed $70 million, Gomel Oblast Governor Gennady Solovei told the media on the sidelines of the international forum Business Days in Gomel on 18 October, BelTA has learned.
G-20 finance chiefs warn of downside risks to world economy WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday warned of the downside risks facing the world economy despite positive developments in the U.S.-China trade row and the United Kingdom's planned exit from the European Union.
Kazakh Senate ratifies civil defense coop agreement with Armenia NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Deputies of the Senate have adopted the Law «On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Armenia on cooperation in the field of civil defense, emergency prevention and response», Kazinform correspondent reports.
14 percent of the world's food is lost after harvesting: FAO ROME. KAZINFORM A new report launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, provides insights into how much food is lost - as well as where and why - at different stages of the food supply chain, calls for informed decisions for an effective reduction and offers new ways to measure progress.
2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel awarded STOCKHOLM. KAZINFORM The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer «for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,» the Nobel Prize Twitter account reads.