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Obama to name Bernanke to 2nd term as Fed chief

OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - U.S. PresidentBarack Obamawill nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve on Tuesday as the economy shows signs of recovery, a senior administration official said on Monday.

26 2009 | Viewed: 743 | News / Theme of day | Read full
BTA Bank Updates Investors on Restructuring Process

BTA Bank JSC ("BTA"), together with KPMG, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and international law firm Lovells, provided investors and creditors with an update on the progress of the bank's restructuring process via webcast on 18 August 2009. Hosted by Mr. Anvar Saidenov, Chairman of the Executive Board, this webcast also addressed the bank's strategic priorities, KPMG preliminary findings, the bank's troubled assets portfolio and assets recovery strategy.

23 2009 | Viewed: 738 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Sovereign funds join forces for strategic investment

LONDON (Reuters) - An increasing number of sovereign wealth funds are working in concert to make joint strategic investments in order to reduce risks and maximize returns, which could provide a stabilizing force in financial markets.

19 2009 | Viewed: 653 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Russia's Polyus CEO becomes KazakhGold chairman

MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russia's top gold miner, Polyus Gold (PLZL.MM), has become the chairman and chief executive of KazakhGold Group (KZGq.L) following Polyus's acquisition of a controlling stake in the Kazakh miner.

19 2009 | Viewed: 685 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Informational Session "Business Rhetoric"

The course is specifically designed for people keen to develop effective presentation and public speaking skills, advance communication qualities and polemical abilities.
"Business Rhetoric" is a study and practice program composed of individual trainings and audio-visual practical work.

17 2009 | Viewed: 733 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Soros Gives To Match Federal Funds for New York Needy

New York (Dow Jones)--Global financier and philanthropist George Soros is giving $35 million to needy schoolchildren in New York, enabling the state to receive $140 million in federal matching funds...

14 2009 | Viewed: 699 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Chevron Kazakh venture H1 oil output up 16 pct

ALMATY, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Tengizchevroil, a Chevron-led (CVX.N) joint venture in Kazakhstan, increased oil output 16 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2009 to 10.2 million tonnes (81.2 million barrels), it said on Friday.

10 2009 | Viewed: 684 | News / Theme of day | Read full
US jobs report spurs stocks

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic hit their highest levels in months on Friday after better-than-expected economic data in the US and Germany buttressed hopes for an economic recovery.

10 2009 | Viewed: 683 | News / Theme of day | Read full
UPDATE 1-Russia's CTC Media Q2 net falls 38 pct y/y

Thu Aug 6, 2009 5:47am EDT

* Earnings decline to $30.3 million

* Revenue falls 34 percent to $113.9 million

* OIBDA down 36.7 percent at $46.5 million

7 2009 | Viewed: 654 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakhstan-China $3.3 billion oil deal delayed

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh and Chinese state oil firms' joint $3.3 billion acquisition of a Kazakh private upstream company has been delayed, Kazakhstan said on Wednesday without providing the timeframe or the reason for the delay.

7 2009 | Viewed: 703 | News / Theme of day | Read full
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Held a Meeting on the Financial Sector

The meeting was attended by Head of the President s Administration Aslan Musin, Assistant to the President Kuandyk Bishimbaev, Head of the Division of Socio-Economic Monitoring of the President s Administration Serik Nugerbekov, Chairman of the National Bank Grigory Marchenko, Chairman of the Board of the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna Kairat Kelimbetov, Chairman of the Agency for Regulation and Supervision of Financial Market and Financial Organizations Yelena Bakhmutova, Chairman of the Agency on regulation of the activities of the Regional Financial Center of Almaty city Arken Arystanov.

6 2009 | Viewed: 796 | News / Theme of day | Read full
JSC BTA Bank temporarily suspends its participation in KazPrime indicator formation

Since August 6, 2009, JSC BTA Bank will temporarily withdraw from the Agreement on formation of KazPrime indicator on Kazakhstani interbank deposits.

31 2009 | Viewed: 726 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Fed sees signs of economic improvement

The pace of economic decline has moderated or stabilised in most parts of the US, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, with manufacturing, residential property and even employment showing some signs of improvement.

31 2009 | Viewed: 665 | News / Theme of day | Read full
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: 679 | 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: 692 | News / Theme of day | Read full
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