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News: Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Issue 2526 http://www.newsline.kz/rss/

Article of the Day

Kazakhstan to strengthen worldwide security as part of UNSC - Kazakhstan-2050 Movement
    The Kazakhstan-2050 Movement has congratulated Kazakhstanis on its admission into the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. The coutry has achieved membership for 2017-2018.
    "Our country has gained the support of 138 countries due to the 'high authority and unique international initiatives of Nursultan Nazarbayev' (original - KNL).
    “We believe that from the tribune of this international platform, our country will make greater contribution to the strengthening of worldwide security," the message of congratulation read, according to Kazinform.

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Kazakhstan General

Kazakhstan Security Council seat the 'triumphant victory' for Nazarbayev and the nation, Peoples' Assemby deputy chair says
    Kazakhstan's success in obtaining a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council is a triumphant victory for the country and the entire nation of Kazakhstan. ...
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Ankara thanks Astana for helping deescalate Turkey-Russia crisis
    On the initiative of Turkey, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the telephone on June 29, the official media ...
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Expo-2017

Over 5,000 Expo tickets sold in 20 days
    Over 5,000 tickets for the Astana Expo-2017 exhibition sold out over a period of 20 days, Deputy Chairman of NC Astana EXPO-2017 JSC, Yerbol Shormanov says.
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Oil and Gas Sector

Kazakh MPs amend agreement with Russia on delimitation of Caspian Sea
    The Kazakh Senate has ratified the protocol amending the agreement with Russia on the delimitation of the northern section of the Caspian Sea to exercise sovereign ...
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Roxi Petroleum remains focused on developing Kazakhstan deep wells
    Roxi Petroleum PLC on Wednesday said its focus remains on developing its existing deep wells at the BNG Contract Area in Kazakhstan to allow flow testing ...
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Why the U.S. oil stash has shrunk 6 weeks in a row
    By Matt Egan
    The epic mountain of U.S. oil is starting to shrink.
    The amount of crude oil stashed in storage tanks plunged last week by more than ...
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Oil prices fall as supply outlook improves
    By Henning Gloystein
    Oil prices fell in early trade on Thursday, with Brent futures struggling to defend $50 per barrel as fears over strike outages in Norway ...
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Energy Industry

Kazatomprom sells three subsidiaries
    Kazatomprom announced on June 28 an e-auction for the sale of participatory interests in the charter capital of Kazatomprom-Sorbent LLP (51%), Kazperoxide LLP (50%), and Ulba ...
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Finance and Investment

Massimov holds meeting of Samruk-Kazyna Board
    Prime Minister Karim Massimov has held a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund. The meeting resulted in a decision to ...
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BTA Bank files $80 million suit against Kyrgyzstan government
    On June 28, the Kyrgyz Parliament Committee for Fiscal and Economic Policy reviewed the government's decision as of June 17, 2016 to amend the privatization program ...
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Kyrgyz parliament gives Government green light on sale of BTA shares’
    On June 29, the parliament of Kyrgyzstan has approved the government’s June 17 decision to amend the privatization program for 2015-2017. The amendments were made to ...
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Kazakh firms to be assessed by national ratings
    The Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and the Rating Agency of the Regional Financial Center of Almaty have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of ...
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Kazakh producers involved in import substitution ask for state support
    Kazakhstan’s Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs held a meeting of the Working Group on Import Substitution with the participation of the Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute, the ...
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Kazakhstan Parliament ratifies law of Kazakhstan on payments and payment systems
    By Botagoz Aitzhanova
    The Senate of the Kazakh Parliament has adopted the Law "On payments and payment systems" at the plenary session of the chamber.
    "At the moment ...
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Trade and Consumer Goods

Belarus and Kazakhstan have plans to expand joint production to bring their products to the markets of the EU member states and third countries
    Belarus and Kazakhstan have plans to expand joint production to bring their products to the markets of the EU member states and third countries, Deputy Chairman ...
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Culture and Society

Celebrity beating Puts spotlight on domestic violence
    By Aktan Rysaliev
    Pop music producer and actress Bayan Yessentayeva may not be the most beloved celebrity in Kazakhstan, but even detractors admire her seemingly effortless glamor ...
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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

Condition of anthrax patients in Karaganda Oblast stable – Duissenova
    The condition of the people diagnosed with anthrax infections in the Karaganda Oblast is now stable, Minister of Healthcare and Social Development Tamara Duissenova said during ...
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Regional News

Erdogan, Putin agree to restore relations
    Russia says Turkey apologized, Turkey says it didn't. Either way, a cleverly worded letter from Ankara may now spell the end to their crisis over the ...
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Ukrainian opera singer killed while fighting in Eastern Ukraine
    A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has reportedly been killed.
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Russia extends ban on Western food products
    President Vladimir Putin has extended a Russian ban on food products from Western countries until the end of 2017.
    The ban is in place “to defend national ...
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Azerbaijan restores trust to national currency, Fitch says
    By Nigar Abbasova
    The state of Azerbaijan is gradually restoring trust to its national currency, Trend reported citing a report by Fitch Rating on the sovereign credit ...
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Prices and Statistics

Commodities
    

Date: June 30, 2016; Source: Bloomberg.com

Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USD/bbl. 49.44 -0.44 -0.88% Aug 2016 1:00 AM
USD/bbl. 50.00 -0.61 -1.21% Aug 2016 12:07 AM
USd/gal. 152.05 -0.43 -0.28% Jul 2016 6/29/2016
USD/MMBtu 2.87 +0.00 +0.07% Aug 2016 1:00 AM
USd/gal. 153.35 +6.24 +4.24% Jul 2016 6/29/2016
 
Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USD/t oz. 1,317.70 -9.20 -0.69% Aug 2016 1:00 AM
USD/t oz. 1,315.36 -3.79 -0.29% N/A 1:10 AM
USD/t oz. 18.42 +0.01 +0.07% Sep 2016 1:00 AM
USd/lb. 219.40 +0.80 +0.37% Sep 2016 1:00 AM
USD/t oz. 1,009.21 +0.16 +0.02% N/A 1:10 AM
Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USd/bu. 381.00 +3.25 +0.86% Sep 2016 12:44 AM
USd/bu. 446.00 +1.50 +0.34% Sep 2016 1:00 AM
USD/MT 3,034.00 +28.00 +0.93% Sep 2016 6/29/2016
USd/lb. 66.38 +0.53 +0.80% Dec 2016 12:52 AM
USd/lb. 114.13 +1.40 +1.24% Aug 2016 6/29/2016
 

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Exchange Rates
    

Date: June 30, 2016; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 USD KZT 338.87 1 CHF

KZT 346.14

1 CNY

KZT 50.99

1 TRY KZT 117.25 1 JPY KZT 3.3
1 EUR

KZT 375.77

1 AUD

KZT 251.81

1 KGS KZT 5.02 100 UZS KZT 11.53 100 BYR KZT 1.69
1 GBP KZT 454.32 1 CAD KZT 260.95 1 RUB KZT 5.29 100 KRW KZT 29.32 1 UAH KZT 13.63

 

 

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