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Deputy Chairman of the Health Care Payment Committee of the Ministry of Health and Social Development Gulzhan SHAIKHYBEKOVA:
INSURANCE PREMIUMS WILL HELP PEOPLE REDUCE HEALTH EXPENSES

Head of the company ESET in Kazakhstan Zhanibek SHUTBAYEV:
ONLINE PAYMENT SECURITY WILL ALLOW KAZAKHSTANI CITIZENS TO BUY GOODS ON THE INTERNET MORE OFTEN

Chairman of the Board of JSC AgromashHolding Oleg TSOI:
WE WILL EXPAND THE RANGE OF MANUFACTURED GOODS IN THE LONG-TERM

Kazakhmys Corporation CEO Bakhtiyar KRYKPYSHEV:
Despite the difficulties, the corporation operates steadily


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Communist party sees no sense in renaming Kazakhstan just for tourists' sake

ASTANA. Feb 7 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) - The head of the National Communists parliamentary faction, a member of the Majilis Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security, Vladislav Kosarev sees no need in renaming Kazakhstan to Kazak Eli.

"I do not see an urgent need for that. Even if Kazakhstan is associated with the countries ending in "stan," such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, and it keeps away the tourists, I still do not see it as a strong argument to rename the country," he told Interfax- Kazakhstan on Friday.

The parliament member is confident that the referendum must be held on this issue.

On Thursday, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed considering a possible renaming of Kazakhstan to Kazak Eli at the meeting with public in the Atyrau region. He suggested discussing it with the nation first.

Kazakhstan ends in "stan," as do other countries of Central Asia. According to the president, this ending does not sound welcoming to foreigners.



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Kazakhstan fell 11 places in WEF Competitiveness Ranking

ASTANA. Sept 28 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) – Kazakhstan has been ranked 52nd in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum, 11 positions below its own ranking last year, Kazakhstan's Ministry of Economy said.

30 agreements planned for signing at Kazakh-Russian Forum in Astana

ASTANA. Sept 28 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) – Astana will host the 13th Forum of Interregional Cooperation of Kazakhstan and Russia on 3-4 October that will be attended by the heads of state of both countries Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, the Kazakh Ministry for Investment and Development said.


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