Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – August 17, 2011
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
Halyk Bank H1 net income up 27%
(SRI) – Halyk Bank, Kazakhstan’s second-largest lender by assets, said on Tuesday its net income grew by 26.9% year-on-year to KZT21.1 billion ($144 million) in the first half of 2011.
Samruk-Kazyna gives up control of Development Bank of Kazakhstan, other assets
(SRI) – In a move to reorganize the management of state-owned assets, the Kazakh government transferred control of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan and other entities from Samruk-Kazyna to other government agencies, the Kazakhstan-Novosti news agency reported.
Indicators – August 16, 2011 (Reuters)
METALS AND MINING:
Frontier Mining receives second $5 million tranche for Benkala copper project (Proactive Investors)
Profile: Aset Isekeshev – Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Deputy Prime Minister
(SRI) – Aset Isekeshev, one of Kazakhstan’s most influential politicians, serves as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies.
Almost 40% of Kazakhs oppose hijabs – poll (Interfax)