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UK passes tough new transparency law for oil, gas and mining companies Big Oil must call off its assault on transparency, says Global Witness
A historic law came into force in the UK today that will help fight poverty and corruption in resource-rich but poor countries said Global Witness, which has been campaigning for such measures for over 16 years. The new rules compel UK oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish details of the payments they make to governments across the world for access to natural resources. This move will help make hundreds of billions of pounds worth of taxes, royalties and licence fees available to public scrutiny. Currently, such payments are largely made in secret, leaving vast amounts of public money vulnerable to corruption. With 887 million people living on less than US$1.25 a day in resource-dependent countries, the UK rules have the potential to help large numbers of people escape poverty.
4 2014 | Viewed: 731 | Press Releases | Read full
TRACE and Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) Partner to Boost Anti-Bribery Compliance, Due Diligence in Argentine Market
TRACE is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce which has been developed to meet the increasing demand for anti-bribery due diligence and compliance services in Argentina. This partnership marks the first for TRACE in Latin America.
27 2014 | Viewed: 467 | Press Releases | Read full
United Kingdom accepted as candidate of resource transparency body Wednesday
United Kingdom accepted as candidate of resource transparency body Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - The United Kingdom was accepted today as a candidate country to the global transparency standard EITI. It joins the almost 50 countries that have committed to improved transparency of government revenues from the extraction of natural resources. By joining the EITI,
16 2014 | Viewed: 400 | Press Releases | Read full
DR Congo becomes full member of EITI
Mexico City, 2 July 2014. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was today recognised as a full member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). As Compliant with the global EITI transparency standard, citizens of DRC have access to extensive information about how their natural resources are governed. Industry, government and civil society in the country are working together to inform the debate about the management of its oil, gas and mineral resources. The EITI International Board designated the country EITI Compliant at its meeting in Mexico City and congratulated the Government of the DRC for its sustained commitment and leadership in the implementation of the EITI.
3 2014 | Viewed: 409 | Press Releases | Read full
ATFBank JSC to start issuing and servicing UnionPay International cards
In June 2014 ATFBank JSC (the Bank) will launch issuing UnionPay International cards (UPI), acquiring will commence in the end of May.
19 2014 | Viewed: 498 | Press Releases | Read full
Concluding Statement of the 2014 IMF Mission
Republic of Kazakhstan 2014 Article IV Consultation
6 2014 | Viewed: 396 | Press Releases | Read full
Appointment of new Managing Directors of ATFBank JSC
The Supervisory Board of ATFBank JSC made resolution to elect Ms. Rimma Ilyassova to the position of the Managing Director, Member of the Management Board of ATFBank JSC with effect from April 7, 2014 for 1 (one) year.
11 2014 | Viewed: 473 | Press Releases | Read full
ATF Bank JSC has successfully paid off its euro bonds worth $310,5 million, with keeping high liquidity
February 20, 2014, ATF Bank JSC successfully paid off the 6th euro bond issue at the total amount of $310,5 million, including $296,8 million of the principal and $13,7 million as coupon payment (57,4 billion tenge in total).
21 2014 | Viewed: 440 | Press Releases | Read full
Alexey Reshtenko is appointed as new Country Manager for Microsoft Kazakhstan
Almaty, October 24th, 2013 – Microsoft today announced a leadership change in Kazakhstan designed to support the business as the company transforms into a devices and services company. Alexey Reshtenko has been appointed as Country Manager for Kazakhstan effective from November 1st, 2013. In this role Alexey has replaced previous Country Manager Martin Quirke, who left company to meet new career opportunities outside Microsoft.
24 2013 | Viewed: 669 | Press Releases | Read full
Four charged in 'bio fuel' investigation
Four men connected to Sustainable AgroEnergy plc have today been charged with offences of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and conspiracy to furnish false information, contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, in connection with the investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into the promotion and selling of "bio fuel" investment products to UK investors.
15 2013 | Viewed: 510 | Press Releases | Read full
Great responsibility imposed on Oil and Gas Ministry Nazarbayev
ASTANA. August 5. KAZINFORM Today the Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received the Minister of Oil and Gas Uzakbai Karabalin, reports the press service of Akorda.
6 2013 | Viewed: 552 | Press Releases | Read full
Result of general meeting
Kazakhmys PLC (“Kazakhmys” or the “Company”)
Result of general meeting
Kazakhmys announces that at its General Meeting held today, all the Resolutions put to Kazakhmys Shareholders were duly passed on a poll. The poll results showing the number of votes received for and against each resolution are shown below.
2 2013 | Viewed: 516 | Press Releases | Read full
Holsten - now in Carlsberg Kazakhstan portfolio
Kazakhstani beer market is developing rapidly judging by the number of new brands appearing on the shelves. Retail audit shows increasing interest to premium German beers. Meeting the market demands, Carlsberg Kazakhstan added Holsten to its portfolio as a response to the expectations of German beer lovers who prefer it because of the exceptional quality and rich traditions of German breweries.
1 2013 | Viewed: 556 | Press Releases | Read full
Eurasian Bank wins the Domestic Retail Bank of 2013 Award
Almaty, July 23, 2013 - For the second year running, Eurasian Bank has won the Asian Banking & Finance ‘Domestic Retail Bank of the Year – Kazakhstan’ Award. A leading financial magazine of Asia annually awards the leaders among the largest banks and financial institutions of Asia. This year, the awards ceremony was held in Singapore. About two hundred bankers from more than twenty countries around the world took part in this event.
23 2013 | Viewed: 641 | Press Releases | Read full
Air Astana Passenger Numbers Increase by 11% in 2013 First Half Year
Air Astana increased its passenger numbers by 11% over the corresponding period last year, to 1.698 million.
19 2013 | Viewed: 584 | Press Releases | Read full
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