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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – June 16, 2010

Posted on June 16, 2010 by KazCham

Silk Road Intelligencer: Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup

HEADLINES:

Kazakh uranium drive sheds Soviet nuclear legacy
(Reuters) – Cameco Corp is now among the leading foreign investors in Kazakhstan’s fast-growing uranium sector.

Kazakh president declared Leader of the Nation
(Reuters) – President Nursultan Nazarbayev was declared Kazakhstan’s Leader of the Nation on Tuesday, which could signal the start of his gradual departure from the political scene in the oil-producing Central Asian nation.

UN says violence in Kyrgyzstan was orchestrated
(AP) – The U.N. has found evidence of bloody intent behind the chaos in Kyrgyzstan that killed hundreds, left the nation’s second-biggest city a smoldering ruin and sent more than 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks fleeing.

ENERGY:

Emerson lands Ekibastuz modernization contract (SRI)

Kazakhstan, China sign gas, nuclear energy deals (Reuters)

Max Petroleum to abandon KZI-1 well; shares fall (Reuters)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Central Asia benefits from peaceful development policy (SRI)

Fitch revises Kazkommertsbank Outlook to Stable (Fitch ratings)

Kazakhstan stocks nearly 9 million tonnes of grains of the 2009 harvest (AgriMarket.Info)

Moscow and Astana plan to sign agreements on cooperation in space and nuclear energy (Interfax)

Iran and Kazakhstan open direct air flight (Interfax)

Draft program for upgrading housing and utilities to be ready in July (Interfax)

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates June 16, 2010 (Kazakhstan Today)

POLITICS:

Kazakhstan boosts security on Kyrgyz border (SRI)

Big Oil will be a big test for Kazakhstan (International Herald Tribune)

REGIONAL:

Fresh violence in Kyrgyzstan as humanitarian crisis grows (AFP)

U.S. envoy to visit Kyrgyz capital amid crisis (AFP)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com

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