Thursday, 18 March 2010

17 March 2010 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (3/18/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Forced move puts central Asian library’s rare collection at risk 6 March One of the most prestigious libraries in Central Asia has been forced to move, potentially endangering some of its ancient and rare documents, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports. The buildings housing the Alisher Navoi Library in Tashkent -- which with 10 million books in 75 different languages is among the region's largest -- were demolished on March 4.

Friday, 05 March 2010

3 March 2010 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (3/5/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Kazakh oil transit more economical via Poland than Ukraine – company chief 18 March Diverting Kazakh oil supplies towards Poland turned out to be more cost-effective, head of national gas company KazMunayGas Kairgeldy Kabyldin told a press conference in Astana on Thursday. "We asked for help from our Russian colleagues, who suggested sending supplies towards [Poland], which turned out to be economically more effective than towards Odesa," he said, adding that 3.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

17 February 2010 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (2/17/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Iran spends lavishly on gas infrastructure 3 February Tehran announced plans to spend roughly $9 billion to develop its domestic natural gas infrastructure as part of a five-year development plan, officials said. Javad Owji, the head of the National Iranian Gas Co., said there are plans to build thousands of miles of pipelines inside the country, the Petroenergy Information Network in Iran reports.

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

3 February 2010 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (2/3/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Kazakhstan to use Finland as example to spur development – Nazarbayev 22 January Kazakhstan needs to adopt practices used by Finland to develop in areas such as business, education and science, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. "Previously, we learnt from the "Southeast Asian tigers" [Singapore]. And our choice was right at that time.

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