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News: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 -- Issue 1556 http://www.newsline.kz/rss/

Article of the Day

No paradise outside of Kazakhstan - Nazarbayev
    There is no paradise outside of Kazakhstan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared in his article titled, The Social Modernization of Kazakhstan: Twenty Steps to a Society of Universal Labor," which was published today in Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.
    "Our young people should not live with illusions. It is not paradise outside of Kazakhstan. We must work hard and realize the potential of our native Kazakhstan. To do so, the state is creating and will continue creating all needed conditions," Nursultan Nazarbayev stated.
    "I have always stressed, and will continue to emphasize the importance of the younger generation for the future of Kazakhstan," he said.
    In his view, Kazakhstan needs to modernize the law on state youth policy.
    "We need law on guarantees of employment and a social package for young professionals," the president added, according to CA-News.

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Kazakhstan General

Expanstion of cooperation between Kazakhstan and EU to be discussed in Astana
    Expansion of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union will be discussed in Astana, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the Official Spokesperson to Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry Altay Abibullayev ...
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Parliament MPs must work considerably harder - Nazarbayev
    President Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the government together with the parliament and the Nur Otan People's Democratic Party to develop and submit for approval a deeply-researched ...
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Oil and Gas Sector

KazTransGas named sole national operator for gas supplies
    Following a respective government decree as of July 5, KazTransGas has been designated the sole national operator for gas supplies in Kazakhstan, a company press message ...
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KazMunaiGas announces tender for water supply system alteration
    KazMunaiGas has announced tender for alteration of the existing water supply system.
    The services should be rendered in the city of Astana within 30 days after the ...
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Keppel Kazakhstan to build $242 million KFELS B Class jack-up for Caspian
    Keppel Kazakhstan and its consortium partner Ersai Caspian Contractor have secured a contract from Teniz Burgylau for a KFELS B Class jack-up rig worth $242 million.
    Scheduled ...
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Canadian dollar drops on oil drop, concern earnings will weaken
    By Chris Fournier
    Canada’s dollar dropped as investors sought the safety of its U.S. counterpart on concern corporate earnings will trail median forecasts, hampering risk appetite.
    The ...
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Finance and Investment

World Bank tagged Kazakhstan investment heaven
    “According to the World Bank, Kazakhstan is now among the top 20 nations that are most attractive for foreign investments, and the presence of global companies ...
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Kazakhstan brings $57 billion into its economy over 3 years
    The country’s industrialization program has allowed it to develop a systematic approach to attracting foreign investments.
    US $57 bln in investments has been brought into to ...
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S&P affirms long-term credit rating of Tsesnabank (Kazakhstan) at Â; outlook Stable
    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today it had revised its outlook on Kazakhstan-based Tsesna Bank to stable from negative and affirmed its ‘B’ long-term counterparty ...
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Metals and Minerals

Metals, oil fall on new signs of China's slowdown
    By Sandy Shore
    Industrial metals and oil prices are dropping as new signs of a slowdown in the Chinese economy suggest that demand for basic materials ...
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Trade and Consumer Goods

Living wage totaled $115 in June
    The per capita average subsistence minimum calculated based on minimum standards for the consumption of basic food products rose by 6.6% in June 2012 compared to ...
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Communications and Transportation

Switzerland, Kazakhstan eye investments into railway industry
    A Kazakh-Swiss business forum on railway engineering took place on Tuesday (July 10) in Astana.
    The event was organized by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies ...
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Kazakh-Swiss Transport Roundtable set for tomorrow at Rixos in Almaty
    A Kazakh-Swiss roundtable on engineering and transportation is planned for Thursday, July 12 at the Rixos Almaty Hotel in Almaty.
    The roundtable will focus on attracting ...
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Kazakhstan opens direct flights to Mumbai and Goa
    Kazakhstan plans to open direct flights to India’s largest financial center Mumbai and the tourist resort of Goa, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said.
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Real Estate

Uzbek prosecutors impound Quvasoycement accounts, 60% belonging to Kazakh UCG
    Prosecutors in Uzbekistan have impounded banking accounts owned by the Quvasoycement open joint stock company, a statement from the cement producer said.
    The company added that prosecutors ...
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New York City mayor promotes 'micro' apartments
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday launched a tender for the construction of "micro-apartments" in the Big Apple, where rents are exorbitant and the ...
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People and Professional Development

Troika Dialog strengthens investment bank offering with M&A execution specialist
    Troika Dialog, one of the leading full service investment houses in the CIS, today announces the appointment of Sergei Khaliullin as a director in the Mergers ...
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Education

Training of poly-lingual teachers will start this year in Kazakhstan
    The training of poly-lingual teachers will start this year in Kazakhstan. On July 9 a meeting took place to discuss the development of poly-lingual education with ...
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Kazakhstan names its best universities in 2012
    The independent Kazakh Agency for Education Quality Assurance has summarized the results of its research on higher education institutions in Kazakhstan in 2011-2012.
    The ranking of the ...
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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

UPMC to Assist Kazakhstan in Creating National Center for Cancer Care and Research
    Based on its worldwide reputation for advanced cancer treatment and research, UPMC (http://www.upmc.com/Pages/default.aspx) has been selected by Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan to conduct a feasibility study ...
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Regional News

Pillay knocks Kyrgyzstan for corruption, torture
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Navi Pillay sharply criticized Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday for high levels of corruption and continuing abuse against Uzbek minorities in the ...
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Prices and Statistics

Volume and Share Index by Visor Capital
    Data: July 11, 2012; Source: Visor Capital
Volume and Share Index

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Market Movers by Visor Capital
    Date: July 11, 2012; Source: Visor Capital Market Movers

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Oil and Gas Prices
    Data: July 11, 2012; Source: Bloomberg.com
Petroleum ($/bbl)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Crude Future

84.61

0.70

0.83

01:27
Dated Brent Spot 98.72 0.59

0.60

01:37
WTI Cushing Spot 83.91

-2.08

-2.42

07/10
Petroleum (cent/gal)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Heating Oil Future

273.22

1.27

0.47

01:20

Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future

273.98

-0.71 -0.26 01:16
Natural gas ($/MMBtu)
Price* Change %Change Time
Nymex Henry Hub Future 2.77 0.03 1.10 01:27
Henry Hub Spot 2.87 0.09 3.24 07/10
New York City Gate Spot

3.03

0.04

1.34

07/10

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Commodities
    Date: July 11, 2012; Source: Bloomberg.com
Commodity Price Change %Change Time
COPPER FUTURE (USd/lb.) 339.350 -0.450 -0.13 01:21
GOLD 100 OZ FUTR (USD/t oz.)

1,574.400

-5.400

-0.34

01:24
SILVER FUTURE (USD/t oz.) 26.930 0.048

0.18

01:22

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Metal Prices
    Data: July 11, 2012; Source: Kitco.com
Silver 26.96 +0.15
Platinum

1425.00

+6.00

Palladium

577.00

+4.00

Rhodium 1,225.00

0.00

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Exchange Rates
    Data: July 11, 2012; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 USD KZT 149.86 1 CHF KZT 153.69 1 CNY KZT 23.54 1 TRY KZT 82.48 1 JPY KZT 1.89
1 EUR KZT 184.49 1 AUD KZT 153.17 1 KGS KZT 3.17 1 UZS KZT 0.08 1 BYR KZT 0.02
1 GBP KZT 232.75 1 CAD KZT 147.17 1 RUB KZT 4.57 1 KRW KZT 13.14 1 UAH KZT 18.51

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