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Fed says U.S. recovery is underway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, saying growth had returned after a deep recession, while reiterating its promise to hold interest rates very low for a long time.

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"ObamaVision" deemed top TV word of 2009

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "ObamaVision" -- the term coined by the media to sum upPresident Barack Obama's pledge to bring hope and change to America -- was on Wednesday deemed the most influential English word from television in 2009.

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Energy Security and Industry Accountability Targeted in New Legislation by Bipartisan Senate Group

NEW YORK-The Revenue Watch Institute urges the Senate to take swift action on the bipartisan "Energy Security through Transparency Act of 2009," introduced today by Senators Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.). The bill, which will revise U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines, is a small change that will spark great rewards in financial and political stability for the energy sector worldwide and here in the United States.

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JSC BTA Bank Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Creditors Steering Committee to restructure BTA Banks Financial Indebtedness

JSC BTA Bank ("BTA") announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Creditors' Steering Committee (the"Steering Committee") to restructure BTA's financial indebtedness (the"Restructuring").

The objective of the Restructuring shall be to satisfy the regulatory capital requirements of the FMSA as of the effective date of the Restructuring.

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Kazakh BTA creditors draft own restructuring plan

ALMATY, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The creditors of Kazakh bank BTABTAS.KZhave proposed their own plan to restructure its $10 billion debt, according to the memorandum published by BTA.

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UPDATE 2-Kazakh bank BTA signs debt restructuring MOU

ALMATY, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Kazakh state-run bank BTABTAS.KZon Tuesday reported progress in talks to restructure its $10 billion debt by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its creditors' steering committee.

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BG seeks over $1 billion from Kazakhstan in duty dispute

ASTANA (Reuters) - British energy firm BG is seeking to recover more than $1 billion in oil export duty paid to Kazakhstan through an international arbitration court, Kazakh Energy Minister Sauat Mynbayev said Tuesday.

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Kazakhstan, Ukraine are big trade finance risks - WTO

GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The danger of bank defaults in Kazakhstan and Ukraine poses a risk to trade finance markets, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Tuesday.

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JSC Alliance Banks Application for Restructuring Approved by the Court

JSC Alliance Bank (the "Bank") is pleased to announce that the Specialised Financial Court of Almaty (the "Court") has approved the Bank's application for restructuring by a decision dated 18 September 2009.

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Obama pushes economic message before big summits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's multi-tasking abilities will be tested this week as he juggles war, diplomacy and finance on the world stage while dealing with the American public's top concern: the U.S. economy.

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UPDATE 2-ENRC settles deal to buy CAMEC for $955 mln

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Kazakh mining group ENRC on Friday (ENRC.L) wrapped up a $955 million cash deal to buy junior firm CAMEC (CFM.L), which will diversify the firm into metals such as copper and into high-risk areas of Africa.

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No deal yet on Kazakh BTA debt - analyst

ALMATY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Kazakh bank BTABTAS.KZhas not yet agreed a debt restructuring deal with its creditors which it must submit to the regulator on Friday, an analyst at Commerzbank, one of BTA creditors, told Reuters.

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Kazakh regulator awaits BTA debt restructuring plan

ALMATY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's Financial Supervision Agency (FSA) expects state-run bank BTABTAS.KZto submit its $10 billion debt restructuring plan in full by the end of Friday, FSA head Yelena Bakhmutova told Reuters.

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Skype founders sue eBay, investors

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The founders of Skype have sued owner eBay Inc and an investor group that has agreed to buy the Webphone service, accusing them of copyright violation and potentially disrupting the $1.9 billion deal.

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Kazakh economy needs more state aid - banker

ALMATY, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's crisis-hit economy needs more state aid on top of the already allocated $19 billion, the head of medium-sized local lender NurbankNRBN.KZsaid on Tuesday.

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