Our Primary Goal Is Reform of Construction, Housing and Utilities
Serik Nokin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Agency for Construction, Housing and Public Utilities, responds to questions from the Kazakhstan magazine
Formula for Success for Mining & Metallurgy: Leadership through Innovation
On July 4th–5th, Astana hosted the second International Congress named Astana Mining & Metallurgy 2011 (AMM 2011), which became the main dialogue platform for miners and metallurgists not only in Kazakhstan, but in the entire Central Asian region. The range of issues discussed there matched the status of the event. The chief thing among them was how to preserve and strengthen the country's positions as one of the leading metallurgical centers in the world.
Business Risks for Mining & Metals: Global Overview
“Business risks facing mining and metals 2011–2012” report of Ernst & Young reveals that the top three global business risks for mining and metals in 2011 and 2012 are resource nationalism, skills shortage and infrastructure access. The top 10 business risks facing the sector are identified through our discussions with mining and metals leaders and from our analysis of organizations around the world. While this is not an exhaustive list of risks, it provides a snapshot of the most significant challenges currently facing the sector.
Positive Trends in the Economy of Kazakhstan
In the first half of 2011 the major macroeconomic performance indicators in Kazakhstan showed positive trends, which is a promising sign for repeat of the 7.3 % growth achieved in the domestic economy in 2010.