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The Quality of water in Central Asia will approach European standards

The seminar "Harmonization and approximation of water standards and norms in Central Asia" will take place on 31 July in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The aim of the seminar is to review the draft national report on "Standards and norms of water quality in the Republic of Kazakhstan", to discuss proposals for the improvement of the population's ecological safety through the harmonization of water quality norms and standards, and to study practical means of approximating them to European standards.

Source: Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan

31 2009 | Viewed: 652 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh Zhaikmunai raises $300 mln via GDR placement

ALMATY, July 29 (Reuters) - London-listed Kazakh oil producer Zhaikmunai (ZKMq.L) said on Wednesday it had raised $300 million to supplement its debt facilities and finance its capital expenditures.

30 2009 | Viewed: 663 | News / Theme of day | Read full
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Kazakhstan

On July 8, 2009, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Republic of Kazakhstan.

30 2009 | Viewed: 838 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh bank BTA sees 66-97 pct debt haircuts

ALMATY, July 24 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's largest bank BTABTAS.KZestimates the haircuts it will offer to creditors at 66 to 97 percent, excluding trade finance, the bank said on Friday.

25 2009 | Viewed: 689 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh bank BTA halts debt interest payments

ALMATY, July 24 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's largest bank BTABTAS.KZhas halted interest payments on its debt, the bank, which stopped principal repayments in April, said on Friday.

25 2009 | Viewed: 652 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh KazMunaiGas H1 profit falls 86 pct

ALMATY, July 22 (Reuters) - Kazakh state oil and gas company KazMunaiGas [KMG.UL] said on Wednesday its consolidated net income fell to 39.2 billion tenge ($260 million) in the first half from 271.5 billion tenge in the same period of 2008.

24 2009 | Viewed: 704 | News / Theme of day | Read full
UPDATE 1-Citi cuts lending limits to top Kazakh banks

ALMATY, July 20 (Reuters) - Citigroup (C.N) has cut lending lines to top Kazakh banks and will quit local interbank deposit indicator KazPrime, whose manager said more members could leave soon as credit limits tighten.

22 2009 | Viewed: 699 | News / Theme of day | Read full
RPT-Kazakh Zhaikmunai places GDRs at $4 apiece-source

MOSCOW, July 20 (Reuters) Kazakh oil company Zhaikmunai (ZKMq.L) sold $300 million worth of new Global Depositary Receipts for $4 apiece, a source close to the placement said on Monday.

21 2009 | Viewed: 661 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakhstan central bank grapples with CDS headache

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, lies thousands of miles from London's trading rooms - let alone the political lobbyists in Washington. This summer, however, Grigori Marchenko, the Kazakh central bank governor, has reason to follow the US and UK debate about the future of credit derivatives with particular interest.

17 2009 | Viewed: 784 | News / Theme of day | Read full
SK Telecom considering bid for Kazakhtelecom unit

SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) - SK Telecom Co (017670.KS), South Korea's top mobile operator, said on Tuesday it was considering bidding for a 51 percent stake in Kazakhtelecom'sKZTK.KZ wireless unit Mobile Telecom Service.

16 2009 | Viewed: 666 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Medvedev departs from party line on joining WTO

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev yesterday announced Moscow could still join the World Trade Organisation on its own, in his biggest policy clash in public with Vladimir Putin.

13 2009 | Viewed: 777 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakhstan completes China gas link segment

BAISERKE, Kazakhstan, July 10 (Reuters) - China moved a step closer to securing a new source of gas supply on Friday when Kazakhstan finished building its segment of a pan-Central Asian gas pipeline designed to address China's growing energy needs.

11 2009 | Viewed: 690 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakhstan wants to cut Kashagan cost by 30 pct

BAISERKE, Kazakhstan, July 10 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan wants to reduce the cost of developing its giant Kashagan oilfield by 30 percent, the chief executive of Kazakh state oil company KazMunaiGas [KMG.UL] said on Friday.

11 2009 | Viewed: 703 | News / Theme of day | Read full
UPDATE 1-Kazakh Alliance Bank agrees debt restructuring

ALMATY, July 8 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's fourth-largest bank Alliance (ALLBq.L) said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with creditors on restructuring its $4 billion debt, putting an end to months of uncertainty over its future.

10 2009 | Viewed: 813 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Former Kazakh Alliance CEO suspended from new job

ALMATY, July 7 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's banking watchdog has suspended the former chief executive of Alliance bank (ALLBq.L) from his current job as head of Eurasian bankEUBN.KZ, another local lender, Eurasian bank said on Tuesday.

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