Issue 2845 - 18.10.2017
18.10.2017

Kazakhstan: on the way to unprecedented changes in justice

Kazakhstan has become the first country among the post-Soviet countries to open a Justice Services Centre free to the public one stop. The Centre in Astana represents a real breakthrough in the relationship between prosecutors and the public moving the General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) from being primarily a post-Soviet law supervisory state body to a modern public service-oriented organisation. The prosecutors can be proud of this quick victory since it took just seven months between considering the innovative idea at one of the GPO Change Programme Board brainstorming sessions to its opening to the public in July 2017.

The main task of the centre is the prompt resolution of complaints, raising the level of citizens’ trust in law enforcement and government bodies, whilst eliminating the administrative burdens and bureaucracy.

This centre operates on the principle of a “single window” that breaks with all traditions with use of glass walls and bright colours to provide a comfortable and warm reception to users, located within the prestigious and modern building of the General Prosecutor’s Office national headquarters building. Here visitors can access prosecutors, lawyers, mediators, or other specialists, depending on the nature of the issue.

The use of latest technologies widens the horizon of services available for the citizens. They can send appeals to the judicial committee or record a video message to the General Prosecutor’s Office in a separate booth. To do this, a person needs to bring an identity card to the barcode reader and then record an appeal. The answer to their inquiries will come to their e-mails or one might just enter the number of the inquiry and find out the answer. The necessary digital signature for this can be obtained there, on the spot.

The Justice Services Centre is a part of the Change Programme announced by the General Prosecutor’s Office in January 2017. The NICO EUCJ project team provided project management training to senior staff in the General Prosecutor’s Office, which has evolved to an organisation-wide transformational change programme being facilitated by the project. The Change Programme’s goal is to provide substantial modernisation and revision of the Prosecution Service and, in due course, other parts of the criminal justice system. This has involved the EUCJ providing intensive support for the establishment of the change strategy, the change board, an operational team of change agents through the national and regional GPO structure and a support network to ensure the involvement of staff and communities across all oblasts in the change programme. The project team has provided coaching and mentoring support to the Change Programme Board and its members.

The launch of the Justice Service Centre in Astana is a remarkable example of the short-term outcomes of the Change Programme with its truly template breaking inter-agency accessibility in a custom built environment. Throughout 2017, such centres will be established in other major cities throughout the country.

Funded by the European Union (EU), the EUCJ project is aimed at strengthening the rule of law in Kazakhstan. Launched in October 2015, this three-year project has a total budget of EUR 5.5 million and forms a part of the larger programme “Support to Judicial Reform in Kazakhstan,” administered by the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan. The project is implemented by Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) in partnership with Ministry of Justice of the United Kingdom, Dutch Probation Service and National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, Poland.

Reported by Mira Beisenova for the Astana Times.

Kazakhstan General

18.10.2017

Kyrgyzstan appeals to the EAEU, WTO on the situation at the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border

The Government of Kyrgyzstan today officially sent an appeal to the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh state border. This is reported by the Information Support Department of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The basis of the appeal was the violation by Kazakhstan...

The Government of Kyrgyzstan today officially sent an appeal to the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh state border. This is reported by the Information Support Department of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The basis of the appeal was the violation by Kazakhstan...

18.10.2017

Lieutenant Colonel of Ground Forces of Kyrgyzstan detained with drugs on border with Kazakhstan on his way to CSTO drills

A Lieutenant Colonel of the Ground Forces of Kyrgyzstan has been detained on the border with Kazakhstan allegedly for drugs, a source familiar with the situation told AKIpress.

He was on his way to the CSTO Indestructible Brotherhood-2017 drills along with a group of military forces of Kyrgyzstan on October 15....

A Lieutenant Colonel of the Ground Forces of Kyrgyzstan has been detained on the border with Kazakhstan allegedly for drugs, a source familiar with the situation told AKIpress.

He was on his way to the CSTO Indestructible Brotherhood-2017 drills along with a group of military forces of Kyrgyzstan on October 15....

18.10.2017

Visa exemption for Kazakh citizens will save millions of dollars, says UAE Ambassador

This year on May 23 Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan signed an agreement on establishing a one-month visa exemption for Kazakh citizens travelling to the UAE. In this connection, the UAE Ambassador...

This year on May 23 Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan signed an agreement on establishing a one-month visa exemption for Kazakh citizens travelling to the UAE. In this connection, the UAE Ambassador...

18.10.2017

Wednesday weather forecast

On October 18, the passage of atmospheric fronts will cause a rainy weather all over the territory of Kazakhstan. In particular, the southeast and south of the country will see a heavy fall of rain, Kazinform refers to Kazhydromet.

Patchy fog and strong winds are expected in some areas.

In the Akmola,...

On October 18, the passage of atmospheric fronts will cause a rainy weather all over the territory of Kazakhstan. In particular, the southeast and south of the country will see a heavy fall of rain, Kazinform refers to Kazhydromet.

Patchy fog and strong winds are expected in some areas.

In the Akmola,...

18.10.2017

Grigory Marchenko mentioned differences in the economy of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Grigory Marchenko answered questions about the difference in the economy of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and commented on the facts that Almazbek Atambayev voiced in his speech, Kaktus.media wrote.

"Firstly, I will not argue with Mr. Atambaev, whom I personally know, because it is not a matter of arguing with people, but...

Grigory Marchenko answered questions about the difference in the economy of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and commented on the facts that Almazbek Atambayev voiced in his speech, Kaktus.media wrote.

"Firstly, I will not argue with Mr. Atambaev, whom I personally know, because it is not a matter of arguing with people, but...

One Belt, One Road

18.10.2017

LDz: Europe's railroads close to overloaded make it easier for Latvia to attract Chinese freights

The amount of container freight flows between Europe and Asia has been doubling annually, while the capacity of the infrastructure has remained almost unchanged, therefore, if the railroad industry successfully cooperates with ports and maritime transport companies, Latvia may become a preferred choice for clients, Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's CEO...

The amount of container freight flows between Europe and Asia has been doubling annually, while the capacity of the infrastructure has remained almost unchanged, therefore, if the railroad industry successfully cooperates with ports and maritime transport companies, Latvia may become a preferred choice for clients, Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's CEO...

18.10.2017

China claims global support for Belt and Road Initiative

China today put up a staunch defence of its Belt and Road Initiative ahead of the ruling Communist Party's key Congress, claiming that the project has global support and Chinese firms have invested USD 560 billion overseas and created millions of jobs in host countries.

Addressing the media in a carefully...

China today put up a staunch defence of its Belt and Road Initiative ahead of the ruling Communist Party's key Congress, claiming that the project has global support and Chinese firms have invested USD 560 billion overseas and created millions of jobs in host countries.

Addressing the media in a carefully...

Oil and Gas Sector

18.10.2017

Warehouses and office of KazTransGas in Almaty on fire

In Almaty, the warehouses and office of KazTransGas JSC are burning. Now firefighters are trying to localise the fire, inform.kz reports.

As eyewitnesses have told, the fire has begun from warehouses, and then got over on a building of the oil company.

100 personnel and 34 units of equipment of Almaty firefighting...

In Almaty, the warehouses and office of KazTransGas JSC are burning. Now firefighters are trying to localise the fire, inform.kz reports.

As eyewitnesses have told, the fire has begun from warehouses, and then got over on a building of the oil company.

100 personnel and 34 units of equipment of Almaty firefighting...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan Jan-Sept oil, gas condensate output up 12.5 pct

Kazakhstan's January-September output of oil and gas condensate rose 12.5 percent to 64.018 million tonnes, data released on Tuesday showed. The Statistics Committee calculates figures separately for crude oil and gas condensate, a product marketed with oil. Most analysts follow the combined figure. The committee provided the following data for...

Kazakhstan's January-September output of oil and gas condensate rose 12.5 percent to 64.018 million tonnes, data released on Tuesday showed. The Statistics Committee calculates figures separately for crude oil and gas condensate, a product marketed with oil. Most analysts follow the combined figure. The committee provided the following data for...

18.10.2017

50,000 tonnes of gasoline to be delivered from Russia within week – Energy Minister

Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev reported on Tuesday on the country's current stock of 92-octane grade gasoline, according to Kazinform.

He noted that an additional consignment of Russian gasoline will be delivered to Kazakhstan in the near future.

"The oil refineries of the Russian Federation have confirmed the shipment of...

Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev reported on Tuesday on the country's current stock of 92-octane grade gasoline, according to Kazinform.

He noted that an additional consignment of Russian gasoline will be delivered to Kazakhstan in the near future.

"The oil refineries of the Russian Federation have confirmed the shipment of...

18.10.2017

Bakytzhan Sagintayev: President keeps an eye on gasoline & coal issue

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is keeping track of the problem of gasoline and coal provision in the country, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev told a government meeting on Tuesday, Kazinform correspondent reports.

"The Head of State is keeping an eye on the issue of providing the domestic market with oil products...

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is keeping track of the problem of gasoline and coal provision in the country, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev told a government meeting on Tuesday, Kazinform correspondent reports.

"The Head of State is keeping an eye on the issue of providing the domestic market with oil products...

18.10.2017

Med Crude-Urals weaker in Mediterranean, CPC Blend steady

The differential for Kazakhstan’s benchmark mix Urals edged lower in the Mediterranean on Tuesday on the expectation of larger supplies from the Black Sea port Novorossiisk in November.

The price of CPC Blend held steady at its lowest level since end-August following a deal in the trading window.

Glencore sold a cargo...

The differential for Kazakhstan’s benchmark mix Urals edged lower in the Mediterranean on Tuesday on the expectation of larger supplies from the Black Sea port Novorossiisk in November.

The price of CPC Blend held steady at its lowest level since end-August following a deal in the trading window.

Glencore sold a cargo...

18.10.2017

Daily closing prices of Urals versus global benchmarks

(US$/Barrel)
Date Urals * Brent WTI
October 11, 2017 55.82 56.94 51.30
October 12, 2017 55.07 56.25 50.60
October 13, 2017 55.98 57.17 51.45
October 16, 2017 56.46 57.82 51.87
* the price is based on the Urals/Brent differential Reported by Top Oil News.

(US$/Barrel)

Date

Urals *

Brent

WTI

October 11, 2017

55.82

56.94

51.30

October 12, 2017

55.07

56.25

50.60

October 13, 2017

55.98

57.17

51.45

October 16, 2017

56.46

57.82

51.87

* the price is based on the Urals/Brent differential

Reported by Top Oil News.

18.10.2017

Oil prices give up earlier gains amid high US production

Oil prices gave up earlier gains and turned negative on Tuesday as expectations of high US production and exports offset concerns that fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces could threaten the country’s crude output.

Brent crude futures were down 60c, or 1%, at $57.22 a barrel by 3.44pm GMT. US crude...

Oil prices gave up earlier gains and turned negative on Tuesday as expectations of high US production and exports offset concerns that fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces could threaten the country’s crude output.

Brent crude futures were down 60c, or 1%, at $57.22 a barrel by 3.44pm GMT. US crude...

18.10.2017

Natural gas daily reference price

(in euro per MWh)
Market Area        Delivery Day        Daily Reference Price
GPL (Germany)        2017-10-17        16.715
NCG (Netherlands)        2017-10-17        16.948
TTF (France)        2017-10-17        16.495
GASPOOL (EU)            2017-10-18          17.600 Reported by EEX

(in euro per MWh)

Market Area

       Delivery Day

       Daily Reference Price

GPL (Germany)

       2017-10-17

       16.715

NCG (Netherlands)

       2017-10-17

       16.948

TTF (France)

       2017-10-17

       16.495

GASPOOL (EU)            2017-10-18          17.600

Reported by EEX

Finance and Investment

18.10.2017

Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's industrialisation hasn't yet brought economic diversification

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kasymbek.

They talked on importance and results of implementation of state programmes assigned to the Ministry of Investment and Development, the press service of the Kazakh president said in a message.

The Kazakh president also drew...

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kasymbek.

They talked on importance and results of implementation of state programmes assigned to the Ministry of Investment and Development, the press service of the Kazakh president said in a message.

The Kazakh president also drew...

18.10.2017

Kazakh manufcturers show bad credit discipline

Manufacturing companies perform badly where it comes to returning loans: overdue debt in the manufacturing industry jumped by just another 2.4% in a single month, and through the year it grew by one and a half time.

The most undisciplined borrowers are in the textile and clothing industry: the volume of...

Manufacturing companies perform badly where it comes to returning loans: overdue debt in the manufacturing industry jumped by just another 2.4% in a single month, and through the year it grew by one and a half time.

The most undisciplined borrowers are in the textile and clothing industry: the volume of...

18.10.2017

Has Timur Turlov turned the Kazakh market into a perpetual motion machine?

As Kazakh stocks staged a world-beating rally since the end of 2015, few have benefited more than Timur Turlov.

The 29-year-old owner of Freedom Finance JSC, Kazakhstan’s biggest brokerage, is so active on the main stock exchange that his company’s turnover is three times bigger than its closest competitor and profits...

As Kazakh stocks staged a world-beating rally since the end of 2015, few have benefited more than Timur Turlov.

The 29-year-old owner of Freedom Finance JSC, Kazakhstan’s biggest brokerage, is so active on the main stock exchange that his company’s turnover is three times bigger than its closest competitor and profits...

18.10.2017

State budget's revenues up in Kazakhstan

The volume of revenues in the state budget of Kazakhstan will significantly increase in 2017.

Kazakh Finance Minister Bakhyt Sultanov spoke about the expected revenues to the state budget in 2017, Kazinform reported.

"The adjusted amount of budget revenues for 2017 will be 9.6 trillion tenge or 18.7 percent of GDP. Non-oil...

The volume of revenues in the state budget of Kazakhstan will significantly increase in 2017.

Kazakh Finance Minister Bakhyt Sultanov spoke about the expected revenues to the state budget in 2017, Kazinform reported.

"The adjusted amount of budget revenues for 2017 will be 9.6 trillion tenge or 18.7 percent of GDP. Non-oil...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan’s economic growth amounts to 4.3% for 9 months - National Economy Minister

The Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan, Timur Suleimenov, reported on Tuesday on the economic situation in the country, according to Kazinform correspondent reports.

"Since the start of the year, the economic activity has improved. The GDP growth for 9 months of this year has amounted to 4.3%," he said, making...

The Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan, Timur Suleimenov, reported on Tuesday on the economic situation in the country, according to Kazinform correspondent reports.

"Since the start of the year, the economic activity has improved. The GDP growth for 9 months of this year has amounted to 4.3%," he said, making...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan posts positive external currency balance

Import-export of foreign currency in Kazakhstan this year has stabilised. Last year, in January-August, a record amount of $940 million was exported from the country

In January-August 2017, the volume of US dollars imported into Kazakhstan considerably exceeds the volume exported from Kazakhstan; in the past year it was the opposite...

Import-export of foreign currency in Kazakhstan this year has stabilised. Last year, in January-August, a record amount of $940 million was exported from the country

In January-August 2017, the volume of US dollars imported into Kazakhstan considerably exceeds the volume exported from Kazakhstan; in the past year it was the opposite...

18.10.2017

Date of privatisation of Zhilstroyberbank announced

Privatisation of JSC Zhilstroysberbank is scheduled for 2018. This was stated at the meeting of the Government by Aidar Arifkhanov, deputy chairman of JSC "National managing holding "Baiterek", correspondent of Kazpravda.kz reports.

According to him, May 17, the holding company signed an agreement with the financial consultant - the Scholz von...

Privatisation of JSC Zhilstroysberbank is scheduled for 2018. This was stated at the meeting of the Government by Aidar Arifkhanov, deputy chairman of JSC "National managing holding "Baiterek", correspondent of Kazpravda.kz reports.

According to him, May 17, the holding company signed an agreement with the financial consultant - the Scholz von...

18.10.2017

PPP Programme to accelerate the process of privatisation in Kazakhstan: Dalenov

First Vice Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov, within the framework of the press conference, told about the advantages of the new mechanism of public-private partnership development — programmed PPP.

R. Dalenov said that at the beginning of this year on the main objects of public-private partnership, the Ministry of Education and...

First Vice Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov, within the framework of the press conference, told about the advantages of the new mechanism of public-private partnership development — programmed PPP.

R. Dalenov said that at the beginning of this year on the main objects of public-private partnership, the Ministry of Education and...

18.10.2017

About 300 objects of state property privatised this year: Sultanov

On Tuesday, within the framework of the meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the progress of privatization of state-owned facilities for the current year has been reviewed.

Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov reported that the total of 877 objects is included...

On Tuesday, within the framework of the meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the progress of privatization of state-owned facilities for the current year has been reviewed.

Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov reported that the total of 877 objects is included...

18.10.2017

Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and EXANTE agree to the development and promotion of crypto-assets markets in Kazakhstan

The Astana International Financial Centre, or AIFC, and next generation investment company EXANTE have signed a memorandum of cooperation towards developing the cryptocurrency markets in Kazakhstan and positioning the AIFC as an international financial technology center.

According to the memorandum, EXANTE, with several blockchain projects already in its portfolio, will launch...

The Astana International Financial Centre, or AIFC, and next generation investment company EXANTE have signed a memorandum of cooperation towards developing the cryptocurrency markets in Kazakhstan and positioning the AIFC as an international financial technology center.

According to the memorandum, EXANTE, with several blockchain projects already in its portfolio, will launch...

18.10.2017

Multiplicative effect of the Expo, Universiade and other international projects of the Republic of Kazakhstan

At the end of this year’s first 8 months, the volume of investments in fixed assets in the segment of housing and food services reached 48.9 billion tenge, which is 29.2% more than in the same period a year earlier. Even taking into account inflation (in constant prices), the growth...

At the end of this year’s first 8 months, the volume of investments in fixed assets in the segment of housing and food services reached 48.9 billion tenge, which is 29.2% more than in the same period a year earlier. Even taking into account inflation (in constant prices), the growth...

18.10.2017

KASE day session: USDKZT_TOD = 333.61

The Tuesday foreign currencies trading session ended on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+0 in tenge (USDKZT_TOD) made KZT333.61 per US dollar at the trades volume USD98,250 th.;

- on US dollar with settlements Т+1 and T+2 in...

The Tuesday foreign currencies trading session ended on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+0 in tenge (USDKZT_TOD) made KZT333.61 per US dollar at the trades volume USD98,250 th.;

- on US dollar with settlements Т+1 and T+2 in...

18.10.2017

October 17 KASE Index increased by 0.04 % to 2,055.91

By shares trading results on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) on October 17, 2017, KASE Index increased by 0.92 points (0.04 %) from 2,054.99 to 2,055.91.

The first deal fixed the index at 2,055.53. During the trades the maximum value made up 2,060.41, the minimum – 2,038.03.

The volume of deals in shares...

By shares trading results on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) on October 17, 2017, KASE Index increased by 0.92 points (0.04 %) from 2,054.99 to 2,055.91.

The first deal fixed the index at 2,055.53. During the trades the maximum value made up 2,060.41, the minimum – 2,038.03.

The volume of deals in shares...

Metals and Minerals

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan's Jan-Sept copper, steel, zinc output rises

Kazakhstan's January-September refined copper output rose 2.9 percent year-on-year and crude steel output jumped 8.7 percent, while refined zinc production inched up 0.1 percent, Statistics Committee data showed on Tuesday.

London-listed copper miner KAZ Minerals and Glencore's Kazzinc account for a large part of Kazakhstan's metals production.

ArcelorMittal owns the country's only major...

Kazakhstan's January-September refined copper output rose 2.9 percent year-on-year and crude steel output jumped 8.7 percent, while refined zinc production inched up 0.1 percent, Statistics Committee data showed on Tuesday.

London-listed copper miner KAZ Minerals and Glencore's Kazzinc account for a large part of Kazakhstan's metals production.

ArcelorMittal owns the country's only major...

18.10.2017

Polymetal announced 3Q2017 operating results

In 3Q2017 Polymetal produced 470k ounces of gold equivalent (+26% y/y). Svetloye, Mayskoye, Albazino-Amursk, and Varvara contributed the major part of the production increase.

In 3Q2017 the Company produced 470k ounces of gold equivalent (+26% y/y). For the reporting period gold production increased by 38% y/y to 370k ounces, silver production...

In 3Q2017 Polymetal produced 470k ounces of gold equivalent (+26% y/y). Svetloye, Mayskoye, Albazino-Amursk, and Varvara contributed the major part of the production increase.

In 3Q2017 the Company produced 470k ounces of gold equivalent (+26% y/y). For the reporting period gold production increased by 38% y/y to 370k ounces, silver production...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan Potash Corporation MACD Histogram levels above aero line

Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited (KPC.AX) shares are on chartist’s watch as the stock is edging above the MACD Histogram zero line.  Current levels place the share price around 0.036, while the MACD indicates a bullish trend.

The MACD-Histogram is an indicator of an indicator. In fact, MACD is also an indicator of...

Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited (KPC.AX) shares are on chartist’s watch as the stock is edging above the MACD Histogram zero line.  Current levels place the share price around 0.036, while the MACD indicates a bullish trend.

The MACD-Histogram is an indicator of an indicator. In fact, MACD is also an indicator of...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan requests Bishkek to limit coal export

Kazakhstan has asked to limit the export of coal for the period of preparation for the heating season. This proposal was received from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Electric Stations JSC informed 24.kg news agency that there are no problems with the supply of Kazakh coal to the Bishkek Heating and Power Station:...

Kazakhstan has asked to limit the export of coal for the period of preparation for the heating season. This proposal was received from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Electric Stations JSC informed 24.kg news agency that there are no problems with the supply of Kazakh coal to the Bishkek Heating and Power Station: 261,119 tons of both...

18.10.2017

Zinc hits three-week low as inventories rise and dollar firms

Zinc prices slipped to their lowest level in over three weeks on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and inventories rose, highlighting concern that increasing supply would ease shortages.

On-warrant zinc inventories on the London Metal Exchange -- metal not earmarked for delivery from warehouses and available for investors -- jumped by...

Zinc prices slipped to their lowest level in over three weeks on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and inventories rose, highlighting concern that increasing supply would ease shortages.

On-warrant zinc inventories on the London Metal Exchange -- metal not earmarked for delivery from warehouses and available for investors -- jumped by...

18.10.2017

Featured LME prices

US$/tonne for 17 October 2017
LME Aluminium 2,111.00
LME Copper 7,046.00
LME Zinc 3,130.00
LME Nickel 11,675.00
LME Lead 2,496.00
LME Tin 20,775.00
LME Aluminium Alloy 1,825.00
LME NASAAC 1,850.00
LME Cobalt 60,250.00
LME Gold 1,284.70
LME Steel Scrap 308.00 *
LME Steel Rebar 521.00 *
*Ferrous daily settlement prices established basis 16.25 - 16.30 LMEselect trading. LME Gold spot price, per troy ounce, established basis 18.28 - 18.30 LMEselect trading. Source: London Metal Exchange.

US$/tonne for 17 October 2017

LME Aluminium

2,111.00

LME Copper

7,046.00

LME Zinc

3,130.00

LME Nickel

11,675.00

LME Lead

2,496.00

LME Tin

20,775.00

LME Aluminium Alloy

1,825.00

LME NASAAC

1,850.00

LME Cobalt

60,250.00

LME Gold

1,284.70

LME Steel Scrap

308.00 *

LME Steel Rebar

521.00 *

*Ferrous daily settlement prices established basis 16.25 - 16.30 LMEselect trading.

LME Gold spot price, per troy ounce, established basis 18.28 - 18.30 LMEselect trading.

Source: London Metal Exchange.

18.10.2017

Gold falls on hawkish views about possible next Fed chair

Gold prices fell to a one-week low on Tuesday on speculation that the eventual successor to U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will favour higher interest rates.

Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,285.40 an ounce as of 1417 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery slipped 1.2 percent...

Gold prices fell to a one-week low on Tuesday on speculation that the eventual successor to U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will favour higher interest rates.

Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,285.40 an ounce as of 1417 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery slipped 1.2 percent...

18.10.2017

Chinese iron ore and steelmaking prices October 17 2017

Iron ore spot market prices climb up today influenced by continuously growing rebar and iron roe futures prices. Traders expressed that steel mills’ purchases fall largely. Transaction prices for PB fines and Newman fines stand at RMB475-480/tonne and RMB490/tonne respectively in Tangshan, with no large growth.

Some traders reported large losses.

Pig...

Iron ore spot market prices climb up today influenced by continuously growing rebar and iron roe futures prices. Traders expressed that steel mills’ purchases fall largely. Transaction prices for PB fines and Newman fines stand at RMB475-480/tonne and RMB490/tonne respectively in Tangshan, with no large growth.

Some traders reported large losses.

Pig...

18.10.2017

Precious metals live stock prices

(USD / Troy Oz)
Bid Ask +/- LDN
Gold 1,288.15 1,288.55 2.85 03:27
Silver 17.070 17.110 0.055 03:27
Platinum 932.0 937.0 2.5 03:27
Palladium 986.0 991.0 10.0 03:26
Reported by the Bullion Desk.

(USD / Troy Oz)

Bid

Ask

+/-

LDN

Gold

1,288.15

1,288.55

2.85

03:27

Silver

17.070

17.110

0.055

03:27

Platinum

932.0

937.0

2.5

03:27

Palladium

986.0

991.0

10.0

03:26

Reported by the Bullion Desk.

18.10.2017

"Tide has turned" against coal, S&P says

The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue, regardless of political actions such as President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, said a senior analyst at one of the world's most influential business rating agencies

In an interview published by the Sydney...

The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue, regardless of political actions such as President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, said a senior analyst at one of the world's most influential business rating agencies

In an interview published by the Sydney...

Trade and Consumer Goods

18.10.2017

Nazarbayev congratulated farmers on successful completion of harvesting campaign

The head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated agrarians on successful completion of the harvesting campaign, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Over 21 million tons of grain have been collected, more than two thirds of which belongs to high-quality varieties meeting...

The head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated agrarians on successful completion of the harvesting campaign, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Over 21 million tons of grain have been collected, more than two thirds of which belongs to high-quality varieties meeting...

18.10.2017

Landowners of East Kazakhstan finished cleaning of grain

The East Kazakhstan region the cleaning process of grain has been completed. As reported in regional Department of Agriculture, present clean weight grains made 779.1 thousand tonnes which is 154.2 thousand tonnes less than last year's volume.

In the current year in comparison with the level of the previous year in...

The East Kazakhstan region the cleaning process of grain has been completed. As reported in regional Department of Agriculture, present clean weight grains made 779.1 thousand tonnes which is 154.2 thousand tonnes less than last year's volume.

In the current year in comparison with the level of the previous year in...

18.10.2017

202 tons of produce returned to Kyrgyzstan during check on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyz border

From October 10 to October every eighth of the17 835 Kyrgyz vehicles was caught on gross violations of the transport legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan when checked. As a result, administrative penalties were imposed to the sum of 5 million 644 thousand tenge, the Kazakh interior ministry reported.

Since the...

From October 10 to October every eighth of the17 835 Kyrgyz vehicles was caught on gross violations of the transport legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan when checked. As a result, administrative penalties were imposed to the sum of 5 million 644 thousand tenge, the Kazakh interior ministry reported.

Since the...

18.10.2017

Future markets: John Taylor makes poor impression on agro bulls

John Taylor, who may be about to become one of the most important people in world finance, is making a poor impression on grain bulls.

The growing chances of Mr Taylor, whose self-styled economic rule would require higher US interest rates, becoming head of the Federal Reserve have encouraged a rise...

John Taylor, who may be about to become one of the most important people in world finance, is making a poor impression on grain bulls.

The growing chances of Mr Taylor, whose self-styled economic rule would require higher US interest rates, becoming head of the Federal Reserve have encouraged a rise...

18.10.2017

Agro commodity exchange prices

MATIF (Paris)
Corn November/17 January/18 March/18 June/18 August/18 November/18 January/19
current 146.75 -3.25 153.75 -2.0 159.25 -1.75 163.25 -1.0 167.25 -0.25 167.5 0.75 171.0 0.75
day 150.0 155.75 161.0 164.25 167.5 166.75 170.25
week 153.25 158.75 162.5 166.5 170.5 168.5 169.75
month 157.75 162.25 166.5 169.25 171.25 170.5 172.5
Wheat December/17 March/18 May/18 September/18 December/18 March/19 May/19
current 162.25 0.25 168.0 0.5 171.5 174.0 0.5 177.25 0.5 180.25 0.75 182.5
day 162.0 167.5 171.5 173.5 176.75 179.5 182.5
week 164.0 169.5 173.0 175.25 178.25 181.0 183.0
month 163.25 168.75 172.25 174.5 177.5 180.75 183.0
Rapeseed November/17 February/18 May/18 August/18 November/18 February/19 May/19
current 366.0 -1.5 371.5 -1.5 374.0 -1.0 361.25 -0.25 365.0 -0.5 367.75 -0.5 372.75 -0.5
day 367.5 373.0 375.0 361.5 365.5 368.25 373.25
week 366.25 371.75 372.75 359.75 363.75 366.0 371.25
month 367.5 369.0 370.5 358.0 362.0 365.25 366.75
CBOT (Chicago)
Soymeal December/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18 September/18
current 324.5 -4.1 326.7 -4.0 329.7 -3.7 331.9 -3.5 334.0 -3.4 334.1 -3.2 332.8 -2.8
day 328.6 330.7 333.4 335.4 337.4 337.3 335.6
week 315.5 317.6 320.3 322.7 325.1 325.5 324.4
month 311.4 312.9 315.5 317.9 320.3 320.8 320.6
Soyoil December/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18 September/18
current 33.59 -0.1 33.75 -0.1 33.99 -0.1 34.22 -0.09 34.39 -0.08 34.4 -0.09 34.32 -0.1
day 33.69 33.85 34.09 34.31 34.47 34.49 34.42
week 33.26 33.44 33.67 33.9 34.1 34.12 34.05
month 34.81 34.97 35.2 35.39 35.55 35.51 35.36
Rice November/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 November/18
current 12.12 -0.065 12.425 -0.06 12.645 -0.06 12.84 -0.06 13.005 -0.06 11.775 -0.06 11.755 -0.06
day 12.185 12.485 12.705 12.9 13.065 11.835 11.815
week 11.84 12.13 12.33 12.48 12.645 11.415 11.395
month 12.805 13.05 13.21 13.355 13.45 12.22 12.2
Corn December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 350.4 -2.2 364.2 -2.2 372.6 -2.6 379.6 -2.8 386.6 -2.6 395.6 -2.6 404.6 -2.6
day 352.6 366.4 375.2 382.4 389.2 398.2 407.2
week 349.4 362.6 371.6 379.6 386.6 395.6 405.2
month 354.6 367.2 375.6 382.2 388.4 397.2 407.2
Ethanol November/17 December/17 January/18 February/18 March/18 April/18 May/18
current 1.419 -0.012 1.41 -0.008 1.4 -0.008 1.411 -0.008 1.434 -0.008 1.454 -0.008 1.457 -0.008
day 1.431 1.418 1.408 1.419 1.442 1.462 1.465
week 1.415 1.404 1.395 1.406 1.429 1.449 1.452
month 1.497 1.467 1.444 1.456 1.481 1.501 1.501
Oats December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 259.4 -7.2 262.4 -4.8 267.0 -2.0 263.4 -2.2 263.4 -2.2 277.6 -2.4 277.6 -2.4
day 266.6 267.2 269.0 265.6 265.6 280.0 280.0
week 248.2 252.2 251.0 249.2 249.2 265.6 265.6
month 236.0 243.2 242.2 244.0 244.0 260.4 260.4
Soybean November/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18 September/18
current 991.0 -9.2 1001.4 -8.8 1010.6 -8.6 1019.6 -8.4 1027.4 -8.2 1027.6 -8.0 1015.4 -6.8
day 1000.2 1010.2 1019.2 1028.0 1035.6 1035.6 1022.2
week 966.6 977.2 986.6 995.6 1003.6 1004.4 994.0
month 968.6 979.0 987.6 995.6 1002.4 1003.0 994.0
Wheat December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 436.4 -3.0 455.0 -3.0 468.2 -2.2 481.4 -2.8 497.2 -3.0 515.0 -3.2 527.6 -2.8
day 439.4 458.0 470.4 484.2 500.2 518.2 530.4
week 436.0 456.0 470.0 483.6 499.2 517.6 530.2
month 449.0 468.0 481.0 492.2 506.0 523.4 535.0
Reported by UkrAgroConsult.

MATIF (Paris)

Corn

November/17

January/18

March/18

June/18

August/18

November/18

January/19

current

146.75 -3.25

153.75 -2.0

159.25 -1.75

163.25 -1.0

167.25 -0.25

167.5 0.75

171.0 0.75

day

150.0

155.75

161.0

164.25

167.5

166.75

170.25

week

153.25

158.75

162.5

166.5

170.5

168.5

169.75

month

157.75

162.25

166.5

169.25

171.25

170.5

172.5

Wheat

December/17

March/18

May/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

May/19

current

162.25 0.25

168.0 0.5

171.5

174.0 0.5

177.25 0.5

180.25 0.75

182.5

day

162.0

167.5

171.5

173.5

176.75

179.5

182.5

week

164.0

169.5

173.0

175.25

178.25

181.0

183.0

month

163.25

168.75

172.25

174.5

177.5

180.75

183.0

Rapeseed

November/17

February/18

May/18

August/18

November/18

February/19

May/19

current

366.0 -1.5

371.5 -1.5

374.0 -1.0

361.25 -0.25

365.0 -0.5

367.75 -0.5

372.75 -0.5

day

367.5

373.0

375.0

361.5

365.5

368.25

373.25

week

366.25

371.75

372.75

359.75

363.75

366.0

371.25

month

367.5

369.0

370.5

358.0

362.0

365.25

366.75

CBOT (Chicago)

Soymeal

December/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

September/18

current

324.5 -4.1

326.7 -4.0

329.7 -3.7

331.9 -3.5

334.0 -3.4

334.1 -3.2

332.8 -2.8

day

328.6

330.7

333.4

335.4

337.4

337.3

335.6

week

315.5

317.6

320.3

322.7

325.1

325.5

324.4

month

311.4

312.9

315.5

317.9

320.3

320.8

320.6

Soyoil

December/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

September/18

current

33.59 -0.1

33.75 -0.1

33.99 -0.1

34.22 -0.09

34.39 -0.08

34.4 -0.09

34.32 -0.1

day

33.69

33.85

34.09

34.31

34.47

34.49

34.42

week

33.26

33.44

33.67

33.9

34.1

34.12

34.05

month

34.81

34.97

35.2

35.39

35.55

35.51

35.36

Rice

November/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

November/18

current

12.12 -0.065

12.425 -0.06

12.645 -0.06

12.84 -0.06

13.005 -0.06

11.775 -0.06

11.755 -0.06

day

12.185

12.485

12.705

12.9

13.065

11.835

11.815

week

11.84

12.13

12.33

12.48

12.645

11.415

11.395

month

12.805

13.05

13.21

13.355

13.45

12.22

12.2

Corn

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

350.4 -2.2

364.2 -2.2

372.6 -2.6

379.6 -2.8

386.6 -2.6

395.6 -2.6

404.6 -2.6

day

352.6

366.4

375.2

382.4

389.2

398.2

407.2

week

349.4

362.6

371.6

379.6

386.6

395.6

405.2

month

354.6

367.2

375.6

382.2

388.4

397.2

407.2

Ethanol

November/17

December/17

January/18

February/18

March/18

April/18

May/18

current

1.419 -0.012

1.41 -0.008

1.4 -0.008

1.411 -0.008

1.434 -0.008

1.454 -0.008

1.457 -0.008

day

1.431

1.418

1.408

1.419

1.442

1.462

1.465

week

1.415

1.404

1.395

1.406

1.429

1.449

1.452

month

1.497

1.467

1.444

1.456

1.481

1.501

1.501

Oats

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

259.4 -7.2

262.4 -4.8

267.0 -2.0

263.4 -2.2

263.4 -2.2

277.6 -2.4

277.6 -2.4

day

266.6

267.2

269.0

265.6

265.6

280.0

280.0

week

248.2

252.2

251.0

249.2

249.2

265.6

265.6

month

236.0

243.2

242.2

244.0

244.0

260.4

260.4

Soybean

November/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

September/18

current

991.0 -9.2

1001.4 -8.8

1010.6 -8.6

1019.6 -8.4

1027.4 -8.2

1027.6 -8.0

1015.4 -6.8

day

1000.2

1010.2

1019.2

1028.0

1035.6

1035.6

1022.2

week

966.6

977.2

986.6

995.6

1003.6

1004.4

994.0

month

968.6

979.0

987.6

995.6

1002.4

1003.0

994.0

Wheat

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

436.4 -3.0

455.0 -3.0

468.2 -2.2

481.4 -2.8

497.2 -3.0

515.0 -3.2

527.6 -2.8

day

439.4

458.0

470.4

484.2

500.2

518.2

530.4

week

436.0

456.0

470.0

483.6

499.2

517.6

530.2

month

449.0

468.0

481.0

492.2

506.0

523.4

535.0

Reported by UkrAgroConsult.

Communications and Transportation

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan online ad market forecast grow 46% in 2017

The Kazakhstan online advertising market is expected to reach KZT 6 billion this year, reports Profit.kz citing a study from TNS Gallup. The increase would amount to 46 percent from an estimated KZT 4 billion in 2016.

In 2016, the contextual advertising market was worth KZT 1.5 billion, banner advertising totaled...

The Kazakhstan online advertising market is expected to reach KZT 6 billion this year, reports Profit.kz citing a study from TNS Gallup. The increase would amount to 46 percent from an estimated KZT 4 billion in 2016.

In 2016, the contextual advertising market was worth KZT 1.5 billion, banner advertising totaled...

18.10.2017

Telecommunication sector is returning to high levels of profitability

During the 2nd quarter of 2017, telecommunication enterprises earned a total of KZT 58.2 billion in profit which is the highest result for almost a three-year period. Both the small and large market participants show growth in profitability

Telecommunications companies are trying to reverse their decline and return to a steady...

During the 2nd quarter of 2017, telecommunication enterprises earned a total of KZT 58.2 billion in profit which is the highest result for almost a three-year period. Both the small and large market participants show growth in profitability

Telecommunications companies are trying to reverse their decline and return to a steady...

18.10.2017

Toyota and NPC Kazakhstan partner to promote Para sport

Toyota Motor Kazakhstan and the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Kazakhstan have signed a partnership agreement, in which Toyota will support in promoting Para sport and its values in the country.

With the partnership, Toyota will take an active part in large-scale information projects on the development of the Paralympic Movement...

Toyota Motor Kazakhstan and the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Kazakhstan have signed a partnership agreement, in which Toyota will support in promoting Para sport and its values in the country.

With the partnership, Toyota will take an active part in large-scale information projects on the development of the Paralympic Movement...

18.10.2017

Kazakhstan to chair of Coordination Council for Emergency Situations of CSTO member countries

This was announced today at the meeting of the organization in Minsk. Participants of the forum considered issues of conducting joint tactical and special exercises and perspectives of cooperation with international organizations.

Interaction of CSTO member countries in the field of prevention and elimination of consequences of emergencies is one of...

This was announced today at the meeting of the organization in Minsk. Participants of the forum considered issues of conducting joint tactical and special exercises and perspectives of cooperation with international organizations.

Interaction of CSTO member countries in the field of prevention and elimination of consequences of emergencies is one of...

Regional News

18.10.2017

China to elect new leadership after CPC congress

A new central leadership will be elected at the first plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), after the conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress, a spokesman said Tuesday.

After the plenary session, members of the new Standing Committee of the Political Bureau...

A new central leadership will be elected at the first plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), after the conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress, a spokesman said Tuesday.

After the plenary session, members of the new Standing Committee of the Political Bureau...

18.10.2017

China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly

China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market.

Chinese state-owned oil companies PetroChina and Sinopec have written...

China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market.

Chinese state-owned oil companies PetroChina and Sinopec have written...

18.10.2017

Raised forecasts reflect positive prospects for China's economy

The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for China's economic growth this year to 6.8 percent on Wednesday. This is the fourth time this year the IMF has raised its forecast for China. Late last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development also adjusted upwards its forecast for China's...

The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for China's economic growth this year to 6.8 percent on Wednesday. This is the fourth time this year the IMF has raised its forecast for China. Late last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development also adjusted upwards its forecast for China's...

18.10.2017

Russia’s industrial output may continue to stagnate for some years

After showing serious growth in the second quarter (3.8%), Russia’s industrial production returned to its usually low rates: in September, it increased only by 0.9%, year-on-year, and dropped 0.4% when compared to August, Vedomosti writes, citing the Russian Federal State Statistics Service. This is the lowest annual rate since March,...

After showing serious growth in the second quarter (3.8%), Russia’s industrial production returned to its usually low rates: in September, it increased only by 0.9%, year-on-year, and dropped 0.4% when compared to August, Vedomosti writes, citing the Russian Federal State Statistics Service. This is the lowest annual rate since March,...

18.10.2017

Russia harvested over 131 mln tonnes of grains - Ministry of Agriculture

As of October 16, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the general areas of 44.2 mln ha (in 2016 - 44 mln ha), or 93.9% of the forecast. The production volumes of grains totaled 131.4 mln tonnes, with the average yield at 2.97 t/ha (in 2016 - 115.8 mln...

As of October 16, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the general areas of 44.2 mln ha (in 2016 - 44 mln ha), or 93.9% of the forecast. The production volumes of grains totaled 131.4 mln tonnes, with the average yield at 2.97 t/ha (in 2016 - 115.8 mln...

18.10.2017

Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan decreases by 7.5 percent in two years

The cost of living in Kyrgyzstan in the last two years decreased by 7.5 percent, or by 327.84 som. This was reported by the National Statistics Committee.

As noted, according to the results of the third quarter of 2017, the level of the subsistence minimum is 4,855.15 soms. In comparison with the same period of 2016, it increased by 2.9 percent, or by 137 som.

At the end of 2016, the subsistence minimum was 4,794.34 som. In 2015, the...

The cost of living in Kyrgyzstan in the last two years decreased by 7.5 percent, or by 327.84 som. This was reported by the National Statistics Committee.

As noted, according to the results of the third quarter of 2017, the level of the subsistence minimum is 4,855.15 soms. In comparison with the same period of 2016, it increased by 2.9 percent, or by 137 som.

At the end of 2016, the subsistence minimum was 4,794.34 som. In 2015, the...

18.10.2017

Revival of lending economy expected in Azerbaijan

The role of credit in the economy of every country is very significant, and this manifested both at the macro level and at the level of individual economic entities. Lending to the economy is a set of different activities undertaken by the state through its monetary system.

In Azerbaijan, a revival...

The role of credit in the economy of every country is very significant, and this manifested both at the macro level and at the level of individual economic entities. Lending to the economy is a set of different activities undertaken by the state through its monetary system.

In Azerbaijan, a revival...

18.10.2017

Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.

In the deadliest attack, Taliban militants detonated car bombs and then stormed a police training center in the eastern province...

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.

In the deadliest attack, Taliban militants detonated car bombs and then stormed a police training center in the eastern province of Paktia, sparking...

Prices and Statistics

18.10.2017

Commodities

Date: October 18, 2017; Source: Bloomberg.com Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 52.08 +0.20 +0.39% Nov 2017 12:45 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 58.24 +0.36 +0.62% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 163.50 +0.49 +0.30% Nov 2017 12:45 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.93 -0.03 -1.11% Nov 2017 12:46 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 181.40 +0.42 +0.23% Nov 2017 12:29 AM
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,288.20 +2.00 +0.16% Dec 2017 12:45 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,286.47 +1.35 +0.11% N/A 12:56 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.08 +0.04 +0.23% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 320.35 +0.80 +0.25% Dec 2017 12:46 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 932.56 -2.14 -0.23% N/A 12:51 AM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 349.75 -0.25 -0.07% Dec 2017 12:45 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 433.25 -1.50 -0.35% Dec 2017 12:43 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,064.00 +20.00 +0.98% Dec 2017 10/17/2017
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 68.05 +0.28 +0.41% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 115.98 -0.85 -0.73% Dec 2017 10/17/2017

Date: October 18, 2017; Source: Bloomberg.com

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 52.08 +0.20 +0.39% Nov 2017 12:45 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 58.24 +0.36 +0.62% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 163.50 +0.49 +0.30% Nov 2017 12:45 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.93 -0.03 -1.11% Nov 2017 12:46 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 181.40 +0.42 +0.23% Nov 2017 12:29 AM

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,288.20 +2.00 +0.16% Dec 2017 12:45 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,286.47 +1.35 +0.11% N/A 12:56 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.08 +0.04 +0.23% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 320.35 +0.80 +0.25% Dec 2017 12:46 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 932.56 -2.14 -0.23% N/A 12:51 AM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 349.75 -0.25 -0.07% Dec 2017 12:45 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 433.25 -1.50 -0.35% Dec 2017 12:43 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,064.00 +20.00 +0.98% Dec 2017 10/17/2017
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 68.05 +0.28 +0.41% Dec 2017 12:44 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 115.98 -0.85 -0.73% Dec 2017 10/17/2017
18.10.2017

Exchange Rates

Date: October 18, 2017; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 333.53
1 EURO EUR / KZT 392.1
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 5.82
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 50.4
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 4.87
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 266.06
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 261.82

Date: October 18, 2017; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

333.53

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

392.1

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

5.82

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

50.4

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

4.87

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

266.06

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

261.82