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S&P downgrades 24 Italian banks, financial firms

(Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Tuesday downgraded 24 Italian banks and financial institutions, citing renewed "market tensions" and lower economic growth prospects.

20 2011 | Viewed: 527 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh kingmaker is all business

In Britain he's known as the billionaire who bought Prince Andrew's Sunninghill Park mansion for a generous price.

19 2011 | Viewed: 525 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Samsung Fires Back at Apple iPhone 4S

SEOUL-Samsung Electronics Co. said it is seeking to stop the sale of Apple Inc.'s new iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia, further ramping up a legal clash with the U.S. company after a series of setbacks in courts around the world in recent days.

19 2011 | Viewed: 597 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
China trade surplus shrinks as global woes deepen

China's trade surplus narrowed for a second straight month in September to $14.5 billion, with both imports and exports lower than expected, reflecting global economic weakness and domestic cooling that will deepen policy quandaries facing Beijing.

17 2011 | Viewed: 608 | Analytics | Read full
Fitch downgrades UBS, puts other banks on review

Fitch Ratings downgraded UBS AG (UBS.N) on Thursday and placed seven other U.S. and European banks on credit watch negative, citing challenges in the economy and financial markets, as well as the impact of new regulations.

17 2011 | Viewed: 479 | News / Theme of day | Read full
WSJ Europe Faces New Scrutiny

Dow Jones & Co. Wednesday faced fresh scrutiny over an alleged deal to boost the reported circulation numbers of The Wall Street Journal Europe, in which the paper sold bulk copies to a consulting firm and simultaneously directed money to the firm for separate services.

14 2011 | Viewed: 626 | Foreign experience | Read full
IFC Trains Central Asia Bankers to Finance Small Businesses, Help Create Jobs

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 12, 2011-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is training bankers in Central Asia to develop their ability to provide financial services to small and medium enterprises, helping create new jobs and sustain economic recovery.

14 2011 | Viewed: 807 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Eurasian Bank Works! (9M2011 Results)

Almaty, October 12, 2011 - Eurasian Bank presented its results for the first nine months of 2011. The continued positive dynamics of key financial information in the unconsolidated statements shows that the Bank has transformed into a reliable and growing financial institution with leadership ambitions.

13 2011 | Viewed: 1 267 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Beijing and Moscow to put $1bn each in fund

China's main sovereign wealth fund will invest $1bn with its Russian counterpart, in a move that will be matched by the Russian Direct Investment Fund as it sees its first capital commitment since it was established in June.

12 2011 | Viewed: 500 | Foreign experience | Read full
UPDATE 3-ENRC takes up $650 mln option to control Kazakh miner

Miner ENRC plans to buy the outstanding 75 percent of Kazakh coal producer Shubarkol Komir from ENRC's founder shareholders for up to $650 million, giving it access to low-cost coal for its existing operations and expansion plans.

12 2011 | Viewed: 575 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
US currency bill passes Senate vote

A bill that aims to punish Beijing for holding down its currency passed the Senate on Tuesday despite a warning from China that the legislation could plunge the global economy into a 1930s-like depression.

12 2011 | Viewed: 456 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Slovakia blocks euro rescue fund

The parliament of tiny Slovakia stalled the expansion of a bailout fund to rescue the euro zone from its debt crisis on Tuesday, but international lenders said they were likely to grant a loan to Greece next month, buying time for a broader response.

12 2011 | Viewed: 541 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Call for News Corp vote against Murdochs

News Corp faced intensifying pressure for corporate governance changes on Monday as the biggest investor advisory group in the US recommended shareholders vote against the re-election of 13 of the media company's 15 directors, including Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive.

11 2011 | Viewed: 609 | Foreign experience | Read full
Huffington Post plans international edition

The Huffington Post is planning to create an international version of its news aggregation and blogging website this year in partnership with the publisher of Le Monde.

11 2011 | Viewed: 504 | Foreign experience | Read full
Metro chief to quit after media speculation

The chief executive of Metro, the world's fourth largest retailer by sales, has decided not seek the extension of his contract beyond next year following media speculation that he had lost the confidence of some members of the group's supervisory board.

11 2011 | Viewed: 535 | Foreign experience | 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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