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Foreigners grab lions share of UK takeovers

The proportion of takeovers of companies by overseas predators is at 70 per cent, highlighting how the financial crisis has dissuaded local groups.

30 2012 | Viewed: 633 | Analytics | Read full
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: 418 | News / Theme of day | Read full
The Skype Killers of Belarus

Living in a dictatorship has its advantages.

30 2012 | Viewed: 763 | 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: 614 | Analytics | Read full
Why Lower Oil Prices May Actually Be Bad For The Global Economy:

Gail Tverberg.

29 2012 | Viewed: 527 | 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: 727 | 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: 406 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Chinese steel and iron ore prices plunge

Falls highlight depth of China slowdown.

23 2012 | Viewed: 618 | 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: 813 | 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: 404 | Analytics | Read full
Soros is one of Man Utds top investors

Billionaire hedge fund manager takes 8% stake in club.

22 2012 | Viewed: 444 | 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: 409 | Foreign experience | Read full
BTA Banks Restructuring Proceedings Gain Recognition in the United States

Deadline to Complete the Restructuring Extended.

21 2012 | Viewed: 348 | 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: 1 494 | Opinions | Read full
Usain Bolt's Tax Lesson

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

17 2012 | Viewed: 914 | Foreign experience | 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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