Six Bulgarian Banks Rank in the Top 100 of the Largest Financial Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Six Bulgarian banks rank in the Top 100 of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. DSK, First Investment Bank and UBB are making significant progress in the ranking compared to last year. It is composed by RIA Rating Agency on the order of Russia's leading financial site Prime.

A Strong Earthquake Recorded in Kazakhstan

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Kazakhstan, but there are no damage or injured people reported, according to the Almaty Emergency Department press office.

The quake was registered at 03:49 local time.

"The epicentre of the earthquake is located 140 km southeast of the city of Almaty. Its depth was 10 km," the report said.

Bulgaria's Trade with Kazakhstan Has Doubled in just One Year

In just one year, trade between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan has doubled. The ambassador of the Asian state, Temirtay Izbastin, said this in Ruse.

He visited the city to get acquainted with the economic profile of the region and to make contacts between business representatives from both countries.

The Government Has Approved an Air Transport Agreement Between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan

The government has approved a draft Air Transport Agreement between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan as a basis for negotiation, the government information service said.

There is no air transport agreement in force between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, which does not allow the carriage of passengers and cargo on scheduled air services.

President Radev Spoke with his Kazakh Counterpart about the Deepening of the Bilateral Relations between the Countries

The deepening of the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan and the improvement of the connection between the Black Sea and the Caspian region were discussed on Tuesday by the presidents of the two countries, Rumen Radev and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The two met in New York during the 74th regular session of the UN General Assembly.

‘Man in Golden Dress’ in Turkey

'Man in Golden Dress,' which was found during road construction works in Kazakhstan and thought to belong to a khan or his son, is now on display at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara. The statue, which has more than 3,000 hand-embroidered gold plates on it, can be seen through Oct. 12.

Joint Turkic chambers to promote trade, industry: Op-ed

Member states of the Turkic Council took a historic step in May in Kazakhstan by establishing the Joint Turkic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to institutionalize existing economic cooperation. The TCCI held its first-ever General Assembly meeting in İstanbul on July 31 where it elected its first president, TOBB Chairman Rıfat Hisarcıkoğlu.