Digital Ship - Rocket explosion prompts GX delay fears - The explosion of a recent satellite launch attempt by a Proton M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has prompted fears that the introduction of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress network could be delayed.
Automotive World - ŠKODA starts production of the new Octavia in Ukraine and Kazakhstan - The new ŠKODA Octavia is now also rolling of the production lines in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Octavia, which is being produced with local partner companies, is the most requested ŠKODA model in both countries. The third generation of the ŠKODA best-seller is particularly impressive in terms of space, functionality and safety as well as being excellent value for money.
Wadsam - 8 Kazakh companies signed contracts with Afghan companies - “I have established a great contact with an Afghan trader for exporting butter to Afghanistan. This is just the beginning. We invite our Afghan partners to visit our business in Kazakhstan as well,” said a Kazakh businesswoman.
Process and Control Today - AUMA’s modular credentials secure KazTransOil contract - KazTransOil, the dominant oil transporter for Kazakhstan, selected AUMA’s modular electric actuators for valve automation at an oil metering skid incorporated into the Almaty terminal.
New Europe - Russian expert says Kashagan sale to China 'unpredictable' - If CNPC buys a stake in Kazakhstan’s massive Kashagan oil field, the country may become too dependent on China, a Russian expert has warned.
Xinhuanet - Experts back Golden Mountains of Altai as World Heritage site - Experts from China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan agreed Thursday on the necessary of a bid for including the extension of the Golden Mountains of Altai on the World Heritage list.
UK Socialist Party - Cameron and Blair's support for Kazakhstan regime blasted - "I continue to be astonished at the hypocrisy of both David Cameron and Tony Blair in their dealings with the Kazakh regime of Nazarbayev," says Mike Whale, Secretary, Campaign Kazakhstan.
Disinformation - Kazakhstan To Rebury Ancient Warlord, Fearing Curse - Ever heard about the curse of the pharaohs? Well, how about the curse of a 2,500-year-old chief of a nomadic Scythian tribe that brings about floods, droughts, and livestock decimation?
Yahoo News NZ - Russia halts Proton rocket launches after accident - Russia is suspending the launches of Proton rockets after an unmanned rocket carrier exploded on takeoff this week, a source on the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan said Thursday.