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News: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 -- Issue 1509 http://www.newsline.kz/rss/

Kazakhstan General

10,000 hectares of Aral Sea bottom to be wooded this year
    ďApril is the best month for planting on the dried Aral sea bottom, and officials now plan to plant a mix of sarsazan and saxaul shrubs ...
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Oil and Gas Sector

Kazakhstan in talks with Russia to decrease gas supplies to launch a gas processing facility of its own
    Kazakhstan is in talks with Russia to reduce gas supplies from the Karachaganak oil and gas field to the Russian Orenburg-based Gas Processing Plant once Kazakhstan ...
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Max Petroleum shares rise after 33% increase in output
    Kazakhstan-focused Max Petroleum (LON:MXP) was the sector's highest riser in late afternoon trading after it revealed that production averaged 2,807 barrels of oil per day in ...
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C.A.T. Oil makes solid progress in business expansion and diversification
    C.A.T. oil AG, one of the leading providers of oil and gas field services in Russia and Kazakhstan, has announced its results for the Fiscal Year ...
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Technip to develop project-estimate documentation for Pavlodar refinery modernization
    The Italian firm Technip will develop design and estimate documentation (DED) for the modernization of the Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant (PPCP), a PPCP press message reports
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Police officers could have used batons to suppress Zhanaozen clashes - Prosecutor
    A prosecutor in the case at the Specialized Inter-regional Criminal Court in Aktau on Friday April 27, read charges stating the police had used excessive force ...
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Oil prices rise on improvement in US manufacturing
    By Sandy Shore
    Oil prices rose Tuesday after growth in the U.S. and Chinese manufacturing sectors signaled more demand for energy products.
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U.S., Alabama urge no delay in BP oil spill trial
    By Jonathan Stempel
    The U.S. government said a trial to assign blame and damages among BP Plc and others over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill ...
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Finance and Investment

Kazakh April inflation quickens to 0.7 pct m/m
    Inflation in Kazakhstan, Central Asia's largest economy, accelerated to 0.7 percent month-on-month in April from 0.3 percent in March, data released on Wednesday by the State ...
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Kazakhstan and Japan considering protection of mutual investments
    Kazakhstan and Japan are considering an agreement to liberalize, support and protect mutual investments, Kazakhstanís Ministry of Industry and Trade reports.
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Communications and Transportation

Kazakhstan traffic police set prices for prestigious license plates
    Kazakhstanís traffic police commission has announced tariffs for limited-edition license plate numbers, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the Chief of the Registration-Examination Department of the Road Police Commission ...
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Real Estate

Almaty City Akimat to allocate 21 billion tenge to spur district construction and industry
    The Almaty city administration has identified priority sectors as part of the city industrial zone, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, light industry, furniture, chemicals, construction, and mechanical ...
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Bereke residential complex fire damages 41 apartments damaged in Astana
    A fire has broken out at the Bereke residential complex, which has damaged 41 apartments, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the Astana Department of Emergency Situations.
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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

Bone marrow transplants now available in Kazakhstan
    By Yaroslav Golchenko
    Physicians have held a press conference discussed a single coherent system for all three phases of bone marrow transplants. The briefing was held ...
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Regional News

Russian classified site lands $75 million deal
    By Ben Rooney (blog)
    Russiaís largest online classified site Avito, has landed a $75 million funding, one of the biggest funding rounds this year.
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Russiaís Rosneft Sells Late-June ESPO Cargo at $4.36 Premium
    By Ramsey Al-Rikabi
    Russian oil producer OAO Rosneft sold 100,000 metric tons of East Siberia-Pacific Ocean crude for June loading to JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., ...
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Kyrgyzstanís gold output increased by 41.7% in 2011
    Overall production in Kyrgyzstanís mining industry increased by 1.4 times in 2011 reaching 2.07 billion US dollars.
    Last year, Kyrgyzstanís output in gold industry increased by 41.7% ...
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Prices and Statistics

Volume and Share Index by Visor Capital
    Date: May 2, 2012; Source: Visor Capital
Volume and Share Index

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Market Movers by Visor Capital
    Date: May 2, 2012; Source: Visor Capital Market Movers

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Oil and Gas Prices
    Date: May 2, 2011; Source: Bloomberg.com
Petroleum ($/bbl)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Crude Future

105.91

-0.25

-0.24

02:54
Dated Brent Spot 119.46 0.01

0.01

03:05
WTI Cushing Spot 106.16 1.29

1.23

05/01
Petroleum (cent/gal)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Heating Oil Future

318.17

0.46

0.14

02:55

Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future

310.53

0.82 0.26 02:51
Natural gas ($/MMBtu)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Henry Hub Future 2.38 0.01 0.30 02:54
Henry Hub Spot 2.29 0.18 8.53 05/01
New York City Gate Spot

2.47

0.18

7.86

05/01

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Commodities
    Date: May 2, 2012; Source: Bloomberg.com
Commodity Price Change %Change Time
COPPER FUTURE (USd/lb.) 382.050 -2.300 -0.60 02:51
GOLD 100 OZ FUTR (USD/t oz.)

1,655.500

-6.900

-0.42

02:50
SILVER FUTURE (USD/t oz.) 30.865

-0.065

-0.21

02:50

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Metal Prices
    Date: May 2, 2012; Source: Kitco.com
Silver 30.82 -0.15
Platinum

1562.00

-6.00

Palladium

675.00

-4.00

Rhodium 1,350.00

0.00

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Exchange rates
    Date: May 2, 2012; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 USD KZT 147.89 1 CHF KZT 163.20 1 CNY KZT 23.44 1 TRY KZT 84.09 10 JPY KZT 1.84
1 EUR KZT 195.98 1 AUD KZT 154.84 1 KGS KZT 3.15 1 UZS KZT 0.08 1 BYR KZT 0.02
1 GBP KZT 240.54 1 CAD KZT 150.95 1 RUB KZT 5.05 1 KRW KZT 13.08 1 UAH KZT 18.41

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