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News: Friday, July 21, 2017 -- Issue 2784 http://www.newsline.kz/rss/

Article of the Day

Kazakh government employment, training policies show positive results
    One-hundred-seventy-four individuals started their own businesses and 384 loans were granted in the first half of this year as part of the second direction of the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development programme, announced Birzhan Nurymbetov, Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection at a July 11 press briefing.
    “It is planned to issue 5,800 loans for citizens in cities and villages in the second direction of the programme. This year, 384 loans were issued and 45 percent or 174 people of these are involved in start-up projects. This created more jobs and 224 people got jobs through employment centres,” said Nurymbetov.
    Courses in Entrepreneurship for Starting a Business were launched as part of the Bastau-Business project initiated by the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. It hopes to attract 15,000 people to this programme this year. At the moment, 4,900 people have been enrolled in the training courses and 4,100 people have completed training.
    “In general, the business activity area of projects includes livestock in the amount of 68 percent and services in the amount of 6 percent,” said the vice minister.
    As of July 1, 151,700 people were registered as unemployed in the employment agencies. It is planned to attract 21,300 individuals for technical and vocational educational programmes and 70,300 for the short-term vocational training courses.
    “The regional commissions have approved a list of more than 360 educational organisations and courses will be provided as part of the traineeships. For the reporting period, 921 people applied for training courses. The training will be conducted in the most in-demand jobs including plumbing, electricity supply, hotel service management, construction and operation of gas and oil pipelines and gas and oil storage facilities, and many others. As of July 1, 21,127 people have already participated in the short-term training,” he said.
    More than 82,000 people were employed in the first half of 2017 under the third direction of the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
    As part of the employment assistance, more than 82,000 Kazakh citizens were employed in social workplaces, youth practice and public works in the first half of the year, according to Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection Birzhan Nurymbetov.
    He said 17,901 people were employed for social workplaces, which is 109 percent of the planned indicator. The largest number of 5,710 people found the social jobs in the South Kazakhstan region, 806 people were employed in the North Kazakhstan region and in the Kostanai region the number was 860. The smallest numbers were registered in Astana (162 people) and in Almaty (379 people).
    Around 12,578 people were sent for youth practice, which is 74 percent of the planned indicator. The biggest number for the youth practice was registered in the South Kazakhstan region (3,709 people) and in Kyzylorda region (925 people). In the North Kazakhstan, 329 people went to a youth practice, while the number in the Karaganda region was 774 people.
    And 51,705 people were sent to public works, which is 69.6 percent of the plan.
    Kazakhstan has started implementing the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Programme this year only. The programme provides mass training and skills development in demanded professions and business basics, creation of conditions for mass entrepreneurship through lending, labour market development via assistance in employment and support for labour mobility. The programme’s first direction is to provide technical and vocational education, while the second direction is to provide micro-loans and trainings for 15,000 people in the basics of entrepreneurship.
    In April, Kazakh Minister of Labour and Social Protection Tamara Dyuissenova announced that this year 85.3 billion tenge (US$261.2 million) was allocated to implement the programme.
    Reported by the Astana Times.

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Kazakhstan General

Astana to become most attractive city in Eurasia by 2020, says mayor
    Urban leaders gathered for the 25th International Assembly of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Capitals and Major Cities July 13-14 to discuss a new programme of ...
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Kyrgyz, Chinese, Tajik and Kazakh scientists to discuss environmental safety issues in Issyk-Kul
    Scientists from Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will hold an international symposium on environmental safety issues on August 22-24 on the shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake, ...
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“Peace, success, prosperity and happiness” – UN representative
    Vlastimil Samek, Head of the United Nations Information Bureau of the United Nations Department of Public Information gave an interview to an MBA student of KIMEP ...
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Gusty wind predicted in most of Kazakhstan
    The weather forecasters told about the synoptic situation and the most important weather phenomena expected in Kazakhstan on July 21, 2017, Kazhydromet reports.
    Unstable weather persists in ...
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Expo-2017

The European Union Energy Days will be held in the framework of the Future Energy Forum, the largest business event of Astana EXPO-2017
    European Union Energy Days at Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum
    Astana, July 20th, 2017 – On 24-25 July 2017 the European Union Energy Days will be held ...
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Football legends to descend on Astana
    Football legend players are expected to participate in the international tournament EXPO 2017 Football Cup organized within the framework of Astana EXPO-2017.
    The football tournament will be ...
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Oil and Gas Sector

Kazakhstan H1 oil, gas condensate output up 9.7 pct
    Kazakhstan’s January-June output of oil and gas condensate rose 9.7 percent year on year to 42.554 million tonnes, data released on Wednesday showed. The Statistics Committee ...
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Oil rig hovercraft deal gets off the ground
    A Southampton-based hovercraft manufacturer has signed a deal to clear oil spills and support offshore rigs in Kazakhstan.
    Griffon Hoverwork has initially agreed to conduct a study ...
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The Energy 202: Jon Huntsman's Russia connections run through Chevron
    This week, after a long wait, President Trump officially announced his nominee for what will surely be the most difficult diplomatic post of the Trump presidency, ...
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Brent oil down after rising past $50 for first time since June
    Oil prices dipped on Thursday in choppy U.S. trading, as nagging worries about abundant global crude supplies dragged prices lower after an early rally pushed Brent ...
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Gazprom involved in preparations on Turkish Stream’s second stretch
    Russia’s top gas producer Gazprom is currently performing the preparatory work for the installation of pipes for the second srtetch of the Turkish Stream natural gas ...
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Dutch, German natural gas spot prices rise on revised unplanned Norwegian outage
    Dutch and German natural gas spot contracts traded higher Thursday morning as estimates for the impact and duration of an unplanned Norwegian outage were raised amid ...
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Energy Industry

Belgian company ready to invest in alternative energy projects in Kazakhstan
    The management of the Belgian company QWAY energy has arrived in Shymkent in the South Kazakhstan region to meet with local businesspeople at the region’s Chamber ...
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Finance and Investment

The main challenges for the Kazakhstan economy: experts identified five main risks
    Kazakhstan's GDP in January-June 2017 grew by 4.2%, said the Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov. However, experts believe that the economy of the Republic of ...
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KASE day session: USDKZT_TOD = 325.63
    The day foreign currencies trading session ended on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).
    Based on results of trades on the spot-market:
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ADB improves growth prospects for Central Asia
    The Asia Development bank (ADB) has improved growth prospects for the Central Asia region, according to the bank's supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2017 report ...
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Kazakhstan-South Korea Business Council gathers in Astana
    The 6th session of the Kazakhstan-South Korea Business Council has started in Astana, Kazinform reports.
    At the session, Kazakhstan's Vice Minister for Investment and Development Yerlan ...
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Metals and Minerals

Kaz Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) target price raised to 710.00GBX, reported today by Credit Suisse
    Kaz Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) had its target price raised to 710.00GBX by Credit Suisse in a report released 7/19/2017. The new target price indicates a possible ...
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China optimism keeps copper near 5-month high
    Copper held near its highest in five months on Thursday on expectations of solid demand from top consumer China after industrial output grew strongly in the ...
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Gold steady, on track for second straight weekly gain
    Gold held steady early on Friday and was on track for a second consecutive weekly gain after easing from a three-week high hit in the previous ...
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Profits of China coal producers surge on capacity cuts
    Chinese coal producers that for years struggled to keep afloat are bouncing back with substantial profit growth as the industry's ongoing downsizing has helped prop up ...
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Trade and Consumer Goods

Kazakh PM: Farmers need to raise competitive capacity of goods
    Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev discussed the progress of the new State Program for agricultural sector development with the agricultural producers of Akmola, North Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Karaganda and ...
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PM visited Zenchenko and Co agribusiness
    Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev inspected North Kazakhstan’s agribusiness Zenchenko and Co, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the PM’s press service.
    Director of the business Gennady Zenchenko reported ...
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Warehouse with cotton wool and tissues burnt down in Turkestan
    On July 20, 07.17 in the morning, a call came to the Fire Fighting unit of the South Kazakhstan Oblast ES Department that in Turkestan a ...
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Kazakh agriculture: investments pick up
    Agriculture is the focus of investment interest. During the first half of this year, 19% more was invested in the development of the sector than a ...
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Hard spring wheat market floats above a sea of grain
    Despite record world wheat production plus record world stocks projected for 2018, North American hard red spring wheat (HRSW) growers find themselves in the catbird seat.
    They ...
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Communications and Transportation

Russian State Duma ratifies no inspection of transit trains from Kazakhstan
    At the plenary meeting on July 20 Russian State Duma ratified a protocol allowing to abandon the border control of transit trains from Kazakhstan, IA REGNUM ...
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Volume of railroad transportation between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan increased by 14% in 4 months
    The volume of railroad transportation between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan increased by 14% in 4 months of 2017, Tazabek reported Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) ...
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China's electric freight train gets EEU standard certification
    China-Belarus No. 2 electric freight train has obtained the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) vehicle safety standard certification, CRRC Corporation said Thursday.
    It is the first time for ...
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Kazakhstan’s transport and logistics opportunities presented in Singapore
    A delegation of JSC KTZ Express, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s national railways company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), took part in the second Global Forum "Future China ...
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MAKS 2017: Kazakhstan in MiG-35 partnership
    Russia’s MiG has announced a MiG-35 production and marketing agreement with state-owned Kazakhstan Engineering.
    Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG”, part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has signed an ...
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Net Element's PayOnline Expands Payments Module to Include Prominent InSales Platform
    Net Element, a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale (POS), e-commerce and mobile ...
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Culture and Society

Operalia 2017 heads to Astana: fun facts about the world’s 3rd largest opera house & beyond
    Operalia, The World Competition, is set to kick off its 2017 edition in just a matter of days. And as we prepare to look at what ...
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Hollywood stars to arrive in Astana for Eurasia Film Festival
    Astana will welcome Hollywood stars for the 13th International Eurasia Film Festival to take place in Kazakhstan’s capital July 22-28.
    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Adrien Brody, Bai ...
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Regional News

Made in China 2025 gets boost from Li
    China is strengthening the Made in China 2025 strategy with new national-level demonstration areas to spur the development of smart-, green- and service-oriented manufacturing.
    The decision was ...
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Leading Chinese global online retailer to boost its presence in Russia
    AliExpress, China’s online retailer, plans to substantially build up its business in the Russian off-line market and it has launched negotiations on opening showrooms in VimpelCom ...
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Glavgosexpertiza adopted the first phase of the Moscow-Kazan highway construction
    As Construction.RU learnt from the press-office of the Russian General Board of State Expert Review, it has adopted the project of the first stage of the ...
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Uzbekistan’s agriculture export bank gets banking license
    The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has issued a license for banking operations to the country's youngest credit and financial institution, UzAgroExportBank, the Jahon information agency reported.
    The ...
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Did Kyrgyzstan get sold a hydropower pup?
    Major foreign investments have so far come to Kyrgyzstan due to geopolitical rather than economic reasons (with the Canadian investment in the Kumtor gold field being ...
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President summons bankers to address acute financial problems in Turkmenistan
    The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on July 18 called an ad-hoc meeting with bank executives to listen to their specific proposals on how to resolve ...
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Afghan forces thwart major Taliban assault in north
    Afghan security forces have foiled a major Taliban assault on a number of check posts in strategic Baghlan province, killing at least 16 militants, officials said ...
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Prices and Statistics

Commodities
    

Date: July 21, 2017; Source: Bloomberg.com

Energy

Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USD/bbl. 46.93 +0.01 +0.02% Sep 2017 1:50 AM
USD/bbl. 49.31 +0.01 +0.02% Sep 2017 1:50 AM
USd/gal. 160.38 -0.24 -0.15% Aug 2017 1:40 AM
USD/MMBtu 3.03 -0.02 -0.53% Aug 2017 1:50 AM
USd/gal. 154.33 -0.03 -0.02% Aug 2017 1:46 AM
 
Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USD/t oz. 1,245.30 -0.20 -0.02% Dec 2017 1:51 AM
USD/t oz. 1,246.33 +1.84 +0.15% N/A 2:01 AM
USD/t oz. 16.34 0.00 -0.03% Sep 2017 1:52 AM
USd/lb. 272.75 +1.15 +0.42% Sep 2017 1:52 AM
USD/t oz. 927.32 -0.15 -0.02% N/A 2:02 AM
Index Units Price Change %Change Contract Time (EDT) 2 Day
USd/bu. 388.50 -2.50 -0.64% Sep 2017 1:51 AM
USd/bu. 506.25 +0.50 +0.10% Sep 2017 1:45 AM
USD/MT 1,956.00 +12.00 +0.62% Sep 2017 7/20/2017
USd/lb. 68.36 -0.62 -0.90% Dec 2017 1:51 AM
USd/lb. 117.08 -1.80 -1.51% Oct 2017 7/20/2017
 

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Exchange Rates
    

Date: July 21, 2017; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 257.16    
1 AZERBAIJAN MANAT AZN / KZT 191.31    
10 ARMENIAN DRAM AMD / KZT 6.83    
1 BELARUS ROUBLE BYN / KZT 167.38    
1 BRAZILIAN REAL BRL / KZT 103.38    
10 HUNGARIAN FORINTS HUF / KZT 12.24    
1 HONG KONG DOLLAR HKD / KZT 41.68    
1 GEORGIAN LARI GEL / KZT 136.33    
1 DANISH KRONA DKK / KZT 50.36    
1 UAE DIRHAM AED / KZT 88.64    
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 325.56    
1 EURO EUR / KZT 374.46    
1 INDIAN RUPEE INR / KZT 5.05    
1000 IRANIAN RIAL IRR / KZT 9.97    
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 257.71    
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 48.08    
1 KUWAIT DINAR KWD / KZT 1075.88    
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 4.71    
1 MALAYSIAN RINGGIT MYR / KZT 75.89    
1 MEXICAN PESO MXN / KZT 18.46    
1 MOLDAVIAN LEY MDL / KZT 18.03    
1 NORWEGIAN KRONA NOK / KZT 40.26    
1 POLISH ZLOTY PLN / KZT 88.9    
1 SAUDI RIYAL SAR / KZT 86.81    
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 5.51    
1 SDR XDR / KZT 454.87    
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR SGD / KZT 237.64    
1 TAJIKISTAN SOMONI TJS / KZT 37.28    
1 THAI BAHT THB / KZT 9.67    
1 TURKISH LIRA TRY / KZT 92.17    
100 UZBEKISTAN SUM UZS / KZT 8.06    
1 UKRAINIAN GRIVNA UAH / KZT 12.57    
1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND GBP / KZT 422.02    
1 CRECH KORUNA CZK / KZT 14.41    
1 SWEDISH KRONA SEK / KZT 39.13    
1 SWISS FRANC CHF / KZT 339.9    
1 SOUTH AFRICAN RAND ZAR / KZT 25.11    
100 SOUTH KOREAN WON KRW / KZT 28.92    
1 JAPANESE YEN JPY / KZT 2.9    

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