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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – January 20, 2011

Posted on January 20, 2011 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Kazakhstan recovers $143 million from Karachaganak venture – customs committee
(SRI) – Kazakhstan’s customs authorities recovered KZT21 billion ($143 million) in 2010 from Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO), the Western-led consortium developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field, the customs committee said in a statement on Wednesday.

Russian group buys Ablyazov’s flagship real estate project in Moscow
(SRI) – Eurasia Logistics, controlled by Mukhtar Ablyazov, the fugitive former head of Kazakh BTA Bank, has sold the Northern Domodedovo logistics center in late 2010, Russia’s RBC Daily newswire reported last week.

Unicredit dismisses talks of selling Kazakhstan subsidiary
(SRI) – Unicredit, the Italian banking group, has no plans to exit Kazakhstan or any other Eurasian markets, the head of the group’s Central and Eastern Europe division said on Wednesday.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Halyk Bank to issue 10-year Eurobonds (SRI)

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates January 20, 2011 (Kazakhstan Today)

Indicators – January 19, 2011 (Reuters)

POLITICS:

Kazakh rights activists say Zhovtis parole denial linked to referendum (RFE/RL)

Former Kazakh officials on trial for ‘high treason’ (RFE/RL)

REGIONAL:

Gazprom to buy more Central Asian gas in 2011 (Reuters)

Shifting Afghan drug trade threatens Central Asia (Reuters)

Source: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2011/01/20/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-january-20-2011/

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