Kazakhstan regions are actively attracting higher investments to implement more infrastructural developments.
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That prospect has tamped down mortgage rates.
The volume of retail trade in February showed a record growth of 19.8% over the same period of the previous year.
The rate of growth of capital investments remained at last year's level - 7% (in 2014 it was only 4%).
Analysts predicted that the rate would remain at January level of 3.2%.
The U.S. consumer spending increased by 0.2% in February compared to the previous month.
Consumer prices excluding the cost of fresh food in Japan in February remained unchanged in annual terms.
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected sales would fall 2.6% to 5.33 million in February.