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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – July 7, 2011 0

Posted on July 06, 2011 by KazCham

Kashagan said in crisis (again)

(bne) – Shell and its partners developing the Kashagan oilfield will have to ask the Kazakh government for an extension to the 2013 deadline for the first oil from the troubled project, in what would be a humiliating move that could have dire consequences for the future of the project, according to The Daily Telegraph.

ENERGY:

Consortium launches $5.4-billion pipeline expansion (SRI)

Max Petroleum to raise production in Q3; receives trial production approval (SRI)

Gazprom cosies up to Kazakh billionaire (Financial Times)

Jupiter Energy eyes significant milestones in coming months (Proactive Investors)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

BTA makes $166.4 coupon payment (SRI)

On the move: BTA Bank, Samruk-Kazyna (SRI)

Saks, de Beers opening stores in Kazakhstan (SRI)

Monthly inflation 0.3% in June (SRI)

Kazakh central bank leaves refinancing rate unchanged at 7.5% (SRI)

S&P affirms Kazpost ratings, withdraws them upon company request (S&P)

New defaults on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange possible – KASE chairman (Interfax)

Indicators – July 5, 2011 (Reuters)

METALS AND MINING:

Kazakhstan may build new gold refinery to help boost output (SRI)

Kazakhmys to consider acquisitions with “huge” production potential (SRI)

Kazakh, Slovak companies to mine for lead ore in eastern Kazakhstan (SRI)

Sunkar reports progress on Chilisai project study (SRI)

First Quantum won’t sell its congolese plant to ENRC, pursues mine rights (Bloomberg)

POLITICS AND SECURITY:

The scent of elections (EurasiaNet)

Kazakhstan opens naval air base, intimidates strikers? (EurasiaNet)

SOCIETY:

Sting cancels Kazakh concert over oil worker dispute (SRI)

Kazakhs invest in new Astana (euronews)

Authoritarian Kazakh prez to be hero of fairy tale (AP)

REGIONAL:

U.S. shifts supply routes to Central Asia – report (AFP)

Turkmenistan president ’sings own birthday song’ (AFP)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2011/07/07/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-july-7-2011/

Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – December 8, 2010 0

Posted on December 08, 2010 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Central bank to support managed float for tenge in 2011
(SRI) – The National Bank of Kazakhstan would support the return of the tenge currency to a managed float next year and the removal of its current trading corridor, the central bank’s chairman, Grigoriy Marchenko, said on Tuesday.

First Quantum sues ENRC over Congolese mining project
(SRI) – Canada-based First Quantum Minerals Ltd. on Friday launched a $2-billion lawsuit against Kazakhstan’s Eurasian Natural Resources (ENRC), related to a disputed purchase of a copper and cobalt project in the Congo, wire services reported.

Kashagan to begin commercial production in 2012 – Mynbayev (SRI)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Kazakhstan’s foreign reserves decrease 0.6% in November (SRI)

ATF Bank reports $175-million loss in Jan-Sep (SRI)

Kazakh government approves documents on Common Economic Space (Itar-Tass)

Kazakh president approves state budget for 2011-2013 (Interfax)

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates December 8, 2010 (Kazakhstan Today)

Indicators – December 7, 2010 (Reuters)

METALS AND MINING:

Renaissance Capital sues ENRC subsidiary Camec over $14 million deal advice fee (Bloomberg)

Orsu Metals reports progress on Karchiga project feasibility study (Marketwire)

SOCIETY:

Kazakhstan’s president for life asks for more life (CBS News)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2010/12/08/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-december-8-2010/



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