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Soviet Bonds Haunt Putin as Investors Hunt $785B

Holders of Soviet bonds first sold in Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev's final year are getting in France what they can't get from President Vladimir Putin: money.

30 2012 | Viewed: 395 | News / Theme of day | Read full
The Skype Killers of Belarus

Living in a dictatorship has its advantages.

30 2012 | Viewed: 741 | Foreign experience | Read full
Insurers face big agriculture losses

The insurance industry faces its biggest ever loss in agriculture as the worst drought to hit the US in more than half a century devastates the country's multibillion-dollar corn and soyabean crops, triggering large claims.

29 2012 | Viewed: 587 | Analytics | Read full
Why Lower Oil Prices May Actually Be Bad For The Global Economy:

Gail Tverberg.

29 2012 | Viewed: 504 | Analytics | Read full
UPDATE 1-Kazakhmys sees ENRC stake sale less likely

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Kazakhmys said an outright sale of its 26 percent stake in rival Kazakh copper miner ENRC has become less likely, given uncertain equity markets.

25 2012 | Viewed: 699 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Buzz Kill: Europeans Cut Back on Coffee

MADRID - Deepening economic troubles have reached the soul of Southern Europe: the local caf.

25 2012 | Viewed: 388 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Chinese steel and iron ore prices plunge

Falls highlight depth of China slowdown.

23 2012 | Viewed: 597 | Analytics | Read full
Alliance Bank for the first 6 months of 2012 fixed profit according to IFRS in the amount of KZT 5,3 billion

Almaty, August 20, 2012 - Alliance Bank JSC published consolidated not-audited reporting according to IFRS for the first six months of 2012.

Net profit of Alliance Bank as of June 30, 2012 amounted to KZT 5 billion 306 million. Profit was composed mainly due to growth of loan portfolio, commission income and income obtained from repurchase of own Eurobonds of the Bank.

22 2012 | Viewed: 783 | News / Theme of day | Read full
S&P 500 Tops Highest Closing Level in 4 Years on Europe

U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index above the highest closing level in four years, amid optimism euro-area leaders will make progress in resolving the region's debt crisis.

22 2012 | Viewed: 387 | Analytics | Read full
Soros is one of Man Utds top investors

Billionaire hedge fund manager takes 8% stake in club.

22 2012 | Viewed: 417 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
First Chinese ship crosses Arctic Ocean amid record melt

(Reuters) - An icebreaker has become the first ship from China to cross the Arctic Ocean, underscoring Beijing's growing interest in a remote region where a record thaw caused by climate change may open new trade routes.

21 2012 | Viewed: 394 | Foreign experience | Read full
BTA Banks Restructuring Proceedings Gain Recognition in the United States

Deadline to Complete the Restructuring Extended.

21 2012 | Viewed: 332 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Legislation for its own sake

I feel for the retail credit customers, in particular credit cardholders, in Kazakhstan, who have to collect too many papers to apply for a credit card.

This is dictated by legislation, many papers have to be obtained from various governmental authorities - credit bureau, which could facilitate this process exists, but is not helping. Applying and getting a credit card in Kazakhstan takes anywhere between 1-2 months. That is if you are approved, as despite all the papers that they collect, most banks' scoring systems remain extremely risk averse.

17 2012 | Viewed: 1 404 | Opinions | Read full
Usain Bolt's Tax Lesson

British law punishes the world's best athletes for their success.

17 2012 | Viewed: 871 | Foreign experience | Read full
In China, cheap and cheerful phones outsmart Apple

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In China's booming smartphone market, which is set this year to overtake the United States as the world's largest, a host of little-known local firms are primed with cheap phones to squeeze market share from U.S. giant Apple Inc's iPhone.

17 2012 | Viewed: 821 | Analytics | Read full
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Sholpan Kozhamkulova
Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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