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News: Friday, May 25, 2012 -- Issue 1524 http://www.newsline.kz/rss/

Oil and Gas Sector

KazMunaiGas, Pertamina to Study Oilfield Development, Fuel Sales
    By Nariman Gizitdinov and Svetlana Antoncheva
    PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned oil company, agreed to study joint sales of oil products in Kazakhstan with KazMunaiGas National Co., the ...
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Kashagan’s foreign partners to finance state’s share of costs
    By Nariman Gizitdinov
    Eni SpA, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) agreed to shoulder the investment costs owed by Kazakhstan’s state energy producer for ...
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Oil bounces back, close to $91 per barrel
    By Sandy Shore
    Oil bounced back a day after falling below $90 per barrel for the first time in months.
    Benchmark U.S. oil rose 84 cents to $90.74 ...
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Energy Industry

Alternative Energy Sources Were Suggested During V Astana Economic Forum
    "Future Energy" session was held during V Astana Economic Forum. The main idea was to raise a discussion of the alternative energy sources.
    "Future Energy" is the ...
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Finance and Investment

Kazakh leader seeks foreign help to diversify
    By Robin Paxton and Raushan Nurshayeva
    Kazakhstan's long-serving president on Tuesday urged foreign companies developing its lucrative oil and gas fields to invest in alternative projects, to ...
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Nobel prize laureates speak on global financial storm
    Two Nobel Prize laureates, John Nash Jr. and Robert Aumann, expressed doubts Wednesday about official efforts to solve Europe's financial ills and Greece's problems in particular.
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Kazakhstan could become IPO center in Central Asia
    By D. Mukhtarov
    Kazakhstan, in the event of the successful implementation of the People's IPO, could become the center for IPOs in Central Asia, as China and ...
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Kazakhstan’s price growth seen at 7% this year, Kelimbetov Says
    By Svetlana Antoncheva
    Kazakhstan’s inflation will end the year at “no more than” 7 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Kairat Kelimbetov said.
    Consumer-price growth will reach between 6 percent ...
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Astana Economic Forum discusses financial capital development
    By P. Santhia Thevi
    The Fifth Astana Economic Forum (AEF), being held in this capital city since Tuesday, has gathered 6,500 delegates to discuss financial capital development ...
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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

Nobelist speaks out on genetic modification, synthetic biology, stem cell research
    By Astana Economic Forum
    Sir Richard Roberts, the eminent British biologist and Nobel Prize laureate, said today European opposition to genetically modified organisms is political rather than ...
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Regional News

Russia claims new missile can overcome missile defenses
    By Fred Weir
    Global News Blog
    Within days of NATO's announcement that its European antimissile shield is now "provisionally operational," Russia has claimed to have tested a new ...
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Kyrgyz women take to hijab
    Analysis by Asyl Osmonalieva
    For the last six months, 17-year-old Zarina Barinova has worn a Muslim-style headscarf whenever she goes out in northern Kyrgyzstan’s Chui province.
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Prices and Statistics

Volume and Share Index by Visor Capital
    Date: May 25, 2012; Source: Visor Capital
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Market Movers by Visor Capital
    Date: May 25, 2012; Source: Visor Capital Market Movers

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Oil and Gas Prices
    Date: May 25, 2011; Source: Bloomberg.com
Petroleum ($/bbl)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Crude Future

90.68

0.02

0.02

02:30
Dated Brent Spot 107.56 -0.28

-0.26

02:42
WTI Cushing Spot 90.41 0.81

0.90

05/24
Petroleum (cent/gal)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Heating Oil Future

282.12

-0.07

-0.02

02:27

Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future

287.25

-0.40 -0.14 01:56
Natural gas ($/MMBtu)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Henry Hub Future 2.65 0.00 0.15 02:32
Henry Hub Spot 2.67 0.07 2.69 05/24
New York City Gate Spot

2.86

0.09

3.25

05/24

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Commodities
Date: May 25, 2012; Source: Bloomberg.com
Commodity Price Change %Change Time
COPPER FUTURE (USd/lb.) 343.950 1.100 0.32 02:31
GOLD 100 OZ FUTR (USD/t oz.)

1,558.300

-1.500

-0.10

02:30
SILVER FUTURE (USD/t oz.) 28.105

-0.052

-0.18

02:31

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Metal Prices
Date: May 25, 2012; Source: Kitco.com
Silver 28.21 -0.11
Platinum

1424.00

+10.00

Palladium

591.00

+7.00

Rhodium 1,300.00

0.00

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Exchange rates
    Date: May 25, 2012; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 USD KZT 147.67 1 CHF KZT 154.6 1 CNY KZT 23.28 1 TRY KZT 79.93 10 JPY KZT 1.86
1 EUR KZT 185.56 1 AUD KZT 144.11 1 KGS KZT 3.12 1 UZS KZT 0.08 1 BYR KZT 0.02
1 GBP KZT 231.61 1 CAD KZT 144.07 1 RUB KZT 4.66 1 KRW KZT 12.50 1 UAH KZT 18.25

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