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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – November 18, 2010

Posted on November 18, 2010 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Air Astana to spend $500 to expand fleet by 2015
(SRI) – Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, plans to spend $500 million by 2015 to expand its fleet of aircraft, the airline’s president Peter Foster said on Wednesday.

Former KazakhGold owners start new bank
(SRI) – Credit Altyn Bank, a new lender affiliated with the Assaubayev family, has begun its activities on Monday, Kazakhstan-Novosti reported.

World Bank to lend $78 million to improve electricity supply in southern Kazakhstan
(SRI) – The World Bank plans to lend $78 million to the Kazakhstan Alma Electricity Transmission Project to expand the capacity of the Almaty region transmission network, the lender said in a statement.

ENERGY:

Shymkent refinery resumes operation after scheduled repairs (SRI)

Zhaikmunai: successful test of new well #115 (Marketwire)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates Novembver 18, 2010 (Kazakhstan Today)

Indicators – November 17, 2010 (Reuters)

POLITICS:

Kazakhstan completes move, storage of nuclear stash (NPR)

Kazakhstan’s golden cradle to authoritarian rule (RFE/RL)

Former chairman of Civil Aviation Committee arrested for stealing public funds (Interfax)

U.S. air transit to Afghanistan through Kazakhstan to be commercial – MFA (Interfax)

SOCIETY:

Livejournal in Kazakhstan unblocked after two years of filtering (Global Voices)

REGIONAL:

Turkmenistan spends big and harbors Olympic dreams (AP)

Ousted Kyrgyz leader tried for protest deaths (AP)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2010/11/18/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-november-18-2010/

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