reuters.com. “Kazakhstan looks to offset Kashagan output setback this year” - Kazakhstan wants to make up for a possible lack of output this year from the Kashagan oil project by increasing output at other projects by at least 1.5 million tonnes (30,000 barrels per day), the economy minister said on Monday.
thediplomat.com. "Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"-Many Kazakhs worry about Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and what it means for their own country’s relations with Russia.
bbc.com. “Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian attack in Ukraine's Horlivka” - Pro-Russian activists have attacked another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces.
tengrinews.kz. “$2.7 billion out of the National Oil Fund to stimulate the economy in 2014” - $2.7 billion out of the National Oil Fund accumulating windfall oil revenues is to be allocated in 2014 to stimulate the country’s economy growth, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs Yerbolat Dossayev as saying today.
“OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access” - OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has expressed concern over the changes in the Kazakhstani legislation impeding freedom of speech and free internet access.
‘Kazakhstan intending to boost trade turnover with Bahrain” - Kazakhstan intends to boost the trade turnover with Bahrain, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev said following his talks with Sheikh Ḥamad ibn ʿIsā Āl Khalīfah in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city.
“Talks to be held to boost oil production at other oilfields over failed plans to produce 2.5 million tons at Kashagan” - Given the risks of further postponement of commercial production at the giant Kashagan oilfield, talks will be held with other oil companies to boost crude production figures, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs Yerbolat Dossayev as saying today.