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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: 720 | 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: 404 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Chinese steel and iron ore prices plunge

Falls highlight depth of China slowdown.

23 2012 | Viewed: 615 | 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: 807 | 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: 402 | Analytics | Read full
Soros is one of Man Utds top investors

Billionaire hedge fund manager takes 8% stake in club.

22 2012 | Viewed: 439 | 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: 405 | Foreign experience | Read full
BTA Banks Restructuring Proceedings Gain Recognition in the United States

Deadline to Complete the Restructuring Extended.

21 2012 | Viewed: 346 | 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: 1 481 | Opinions | Read full
Usain Bolt's Tax Lesson

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

17 2012 | Viewed: 909 | 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: 849 | Analytics | Read full
Finland Trails Its Nordic Neighbors

HELSINKI - Finland is an economic power among countries that use the euro, but compared with its Scandinavian neighbors it is slipping. The dichotomy is putting stress on citizens and politicians here.

17 2012 | Viewed: 795 | Analytics | Read full
Kazkommertsbank liquidates representative office in UK

16 August 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan. - Kazkommertsbank (the "Bank"), one of the largest banks in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, announces on voluntary liquidation of representative office of the Bank in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland effective from 1 June 2012.

17 2012 | Viewed: 708 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Australian court deals blow to global tobacco giants

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia called on the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws after its highest court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge from global cigarette companies, although few of Asia's emerging economies appeared likely to follow suit.

17 2012 | Viewed: 918 | Foreign experience | Read full
Inside Facebook's Push to Woo Big Advertisers

After joining Facebook as vice president of marketing last year, Carolyn Everson made it her mission to win over skeptical ad executives who complained that spending on the giant social network wasn't paying off.

17 2012 | Viewed: 883 | Analytics | Read full
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Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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