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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – September 28, 2011 1

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Alex

Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – April 13, 2011 0

Posted on April 13, 2011 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Kulibayev named Samruk-Kazyna head
(SRI) – Timur Kulibayev, the billionaire son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has on Tuesday been named head of the state-owned investment and holding company Samruk-Kazyna.

Most ministers keep jobs amid reshuffle
(SRI) – Most of Kazakhstan’s cabinet ministers including Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev have kept their positions, as Prime Minister Karim Masimov announced the forming of a new government on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan names new foreign, economy and agriculture ministers amid reshuffle (SRI)

ENERGY:

Sinopec begins construction of petrochemical facility in Atyrau (SRI)

Tethys Petroleum announces organisational changes (OilVoice)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Industrial production up 6% in Q1 (SRI)

Indicators – April 12, 2011 (Reuters)

METALS AND MINING:

Hambledon reveals the early signs of progress as first quarter production rises 72% (Proactive Investors)

Orsu increases share in Karchiga project to 94.75% (Marketwire)

POLITICS:

Atameken has no plans to transform into a political party – chairman
(SRI) – Chairman of the business lobbying group Atameken rejected suggestions that the association could be transformed into a political party and challenge the ruling Nur Otan party’s grip on power.

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2011/04/13/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-april-13-2011/

Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – March 31, 2011 0

Posted on March 31, 2011 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Statoil, KazMunaiGas sign cooperation agreement
(SRI) – Norwegian state-owned oil giant Statoil signed a cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas (KMG) on March 16 to jointly develop the Abay exploration block in the Caspian Sea, KMG said in a statement.

Training day in Kazakhstan
(bne) – While the bulk of national rail operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy’s (KTZ) profits are from its freight services, the company’s multi-billion-dollar investment programme, to be partly funded by borrowing and asset sales, is concentrating on improving passenger services.

ENERGY:

Kazakhstan limits annual biofuels output to 2.9 billion liters (Bloomberg)

GeoPark takes LG block stake in Kazakhstan (Upstream Online)

Kazakh parliament’s lower house approves common oil market deal with Russia, Belarus (RIA Novosti)

Kazakhstan to transit to Euro-5 standard gasoline production – minister (Trend)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Economy trumps democracy ahead of Kazakh vote
(Reuters) – Having set the pace among the post-Soviet economies of Central Asia, Kazakhstan’s president may need to twin further growth with some political reforms to emulate the route to prosperity of developed Asian economies.

Long-term credit ratings for Kazakhstan banks (Reuters)

National Bank of Kazakhstan: Exchange rates March 31, 2011 (Kazakhstan Today)

Indicators – March 30, 2011 (Reuters)

METALS AND MINING:

Russia, Kazakhstan team up to produce rare earth metals (RIA Novosti)

Hambledon underground drilling programme yields some encouraging early results (Proactive Investors)

POLITICS:

Kazakh president pledges political reforms in run-up to poll (Telegraph)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2011/03/31/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-march-31-2011/



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