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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – September 1, 2010 0

Posted on September 01, 2010 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Kazakhstan to double crude oil export duties in 2011
(AFP) – Energy-rich Kazakhstan will double its crude export duty tax to 40 dollars (31.51 euros) per tonne next year to boost revenue, the country’s finance ministry said on Tuesday.

Halyk quadruples first-half net income
(SRI) – Halyk Bank, Kazakhstan’s second largest lender, almost quadrupled its net income to KZT16.6 billion ($113 million) in the first six months of 2010, the bank said in a statement on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan forecasts 3.1% GDP growth in 2011
(Reuters) – Kazakhstan, the biggest oil producer in Central Asia, forecast on Tuesday that economic growth would slow to 3.1 percent next year from a forecast 4.0 percent in 2010 before picking up over the following two years.

ENERGY:

KMG EP looks beyond Kazakhstan in BG North Sea deal (Reuters)

Uranium One shareholders approve asset swap deal with ARMZ (RIA Novosti)

Kazakhstan may supply crude oil to Belarus, ambassador says (Belarus News)

Kazakh envoy to Baku: Keep pipe dreaming (EurasiaNet)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Kazkommertsbank net income up 3% in first half (SRI)

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates September 1, 2010 (Kazakhstan Today)

SOCIETY:

Beatlemania in Kazakhstan as country hosts first Beatles festival (Telegraph)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2010/09/01/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-september-1-2010/



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