Issue 2826 - 21.09.2017
21.09.2017

Kyrgyzstan protests Kazakh support for opposition candidate

Kyrgyzstan’s government officially protested on Wednesday after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, saying its neighbor was interfering in its October 15 election.

Nazarbayev’s office said on Tuesday he had met Babanov, a leader of the Kyrgyz opposition Respublika-Ata Zhurt party, in Kazakhstan, and expressed readiness to work “with a new president in whom the Kyrgyz people will put their trust”.

The Kyrgyz foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday it viewed the meeting and comments from Nazarbayev as an expression of support for Babanov, 47, one of the main challengers to the ruling party’s candidate.

“The Kyrgyz side regards those comments and the wide coverage of this meeting by the Kazakh side as an attempt to influence the choice of the people of Kyrgyzstan and interfere in the domestic affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic,” it said in a note handed to the Kazakh ambassador.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev is barred by the constitution from running for a second term. His Social Democratic party, which leads a majority coalition in parliament, is backing Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who stepped down as prime minister last month in order to run for the presidency.

The mostly Muslim ex-Soviet nation is a parliamentary republic where two previous presidents have been toppled by protests.

Kyrgyzstan hosts a Russian military air base and its economy relies heavily on remittances from migrant laborers working in Russia, as well as on gold mining.

Although Kazakhstan, a bigger and wealthier Central Asian nation, is also a Russian ally, relations between Bishkek and Astana have been rocky, with tensions over cross-border trade and sharing of water resources.

There was not any violation in the meeting of Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev with a presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov on September 19, said member of the Kyrgyz Central Election Commision Nazarali Aripov.

"If the meeting would take place in the territory of Kyrgyzstan, then this would be a violation. No one is banned to have meetings outside country," Aripov told a press conference.

Reported by Reuters, AKIpress.

Photo: Akorda press service

Kazakhstan General

21.09.2017

Astana 'surprised' by Bishkek's reaction to Nazarbayev-Babanov meeting

The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said it "was surprised" by the reaction of Kyrgyz colleagues to the meeting of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev with one of the presidential candidates, Omurbek Babanov, on September 19 in Almaty.

On September 20, Kyrgyz foreign ministry summoned Charge d'Affaires of Kazakhstan in Kyrgyzstan Rymtai Karibjanov to...

The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said it "was surprised" by the reaction of Kyrgyz colleagues to the meeting of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev with one of the presidential candidates, Omurbek Babanov, on September 19 in Almaty.

On September 20, Kyrgyz foreign ministry summoned Charge d'Affaires of Kazakhstan in Kyrgyzstan Rymtai Karibjanov to...

21.09.2017

Kazakh crime syndicate kingpin captured with fake Kyrgyz passport

Kazakh and Russian policemen detained a crime boss by the name of Rafael Bikbayev in the Ramenskiy district of Moscow region. He had a fake passport of Kyrgyzstan on him, authorities said.

In October 2016, Bikbayev and his associates illegally seized a processing plant built by a citizen of South Korea...

Kazakh and Russian policemen detained a crime boss by the name of Rafael Bikbayev in the Ramenskiy district of Moscow region. He had a fake passport of Kyrgyzstan on him, authorities said.

In October 2016, Bikbayev and his associates illegally seized a processing plant built by a citizen of South Korea...

21.09.2017

Rain in the north, dust storm in the south expected

Weather without precipitation is expected on Thursday in most of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to Kazhydromet RSE. On most of the country’s territory weather without precipitation will hold on, rain is expected only in the north and in the east with the passage of atmospheric fronts. In Akmola, Zhambyl,...

Weather without precipitation is expected on Thursday in most of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to Kazhydromet RSE. On most of the country’s territory weather without precipitation will hold on, rain is expected only in the north and in the east with the passage of atmospheric fronts. In Akmola, Zhambyl,...

Oil and Gas Sector

21.09.2017

Sumatec’s partner to repay its debt after oil production hike

Tan Sri Halim Saad-owned CaspiOilGas LLP (COG), the concession owner and operator of the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field in West Kazakhstan, will be able to settle its debt to Sumatec Resources Bhd following a plan to ramp up oil production.

Sumatec told Bursa Malaysia that COG had...

Tan Sri Halim Saad-owned CaspiOilGas LLP (COG), the concession owner and operator of the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field in West Kazakhstan, will be able to settle its debt to Sumatec Resources Bhd following a plan to ramp up oil production.

Sumatec told Bursa Malaysia that COG had not settled oil...

21.09.2017

Caspian Sunrise finances to strengthen with future dividends possible

Oil and gas exploration company Caspian Sunrise PLC says the possibility of dividends is closer after a half-year which saw revenue rise and the completion of a merger giving it 99% ownership of its flagship BNG asset in Kazakhstan.

Revenue for the six months that ended on June 30, rose to...

Oil and gas exploration company Caspian Sunrise PLC says the possibility of dividends is closer after a half-year which saw revenue rise and the completion of a merger giving it 99% ownership of its flagship BNG asset in Kazakhstan.

Revenue for the six months that ended on June 30, rose to...

21.09.2017

Credit Suisse announced Nostrum Oil Gas, dropping its stock price target to 460.00GBX

In a report released on Tuesday September 19, 2017 Credit Suisse reduced the stock price target of Nostrum Oil Gas Plc (LON:NOG) from 545.00GBX to 460.00GBX reporting a possible upside of 0.21%.

Previously on 8/30/2017, Deutsche Bank released a statement about Nostrum Oil Gas Plc (LON:NOG) reduced the target price from...

In a report released on Tuesday September 19, 2017 Credit Suisse reduced the stock price target of Nostrum Oil Gas Plc (LON:NOG) from 545.00GBX to 460.00GBX reporting a possible upside of 0.21%.

Previously on 8/30/2017, Deutsche Bank released a statement about Nostrum Oil Gas Plc (LON:NOG) reduced the target price from...

21.09.2017

Med Crude-Urals crude differentials stable in NWE, prompt cargoes under pressure

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude oil’s differentials to dated Brent in northwest Europe were steady on Wednesday, while cargoes for loading by early October stayed under pressure, traders said.

In the Platts window Shell bid for a 100,000-tonne cargo of Urals ex-Baltic for Oct. 8-12 up to minus $1.70 a barrel to...

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude oil’s differentials to dated Brent in northwest Europe were steady on Wednesday, while cargoes for loading by early October stayed under pressure, traders said.

In the Platts window Shell bid for a 100,000-tonne cargo of Urals ex-Baltic for Oct. 8-12 up to minus $1.70 a barrel to...

21.09.2017

Daily closing prices Urals versus global benchmarks

(US$/Barrel)
Date Urals * Brent WTI
Sept. 11, 2017 52.49 53.84 48.07
Sept. 12, 2017 52.81 54.27 48.23
Sept. 13, 2017 53.63 55.16 49.30
Sept. 14, 2017 53.91 55.47 49.89
Sept. 15, 2017 53.99 55.62 49.89
* the price is based on the Urals/Brent differential Reported by Top Oil News.

(US$/Barrel)

Date

Urals *

Brent

WTI

Sept. 11, 2017

52.49

53.84

48.07

Sept. 12, 2017

52.81

54.27

48.23

Sept. 13, 2017

53.63

55.16

49.30

Sept. 14, 2017

53.91

55.47

49.89

Sept. 15, 2017

53.99

55.62

49.89

* the price is based on the Urals/Brent differential

Reported by Top Oil News.

21.09.2017

Oil up 2 per cent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Oil prices rose nearly 2 per cent on Wednesday, despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts.

Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or...

Oil prices rose nearly 2 per cent on Wednesday, despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts.

Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or...

21.09.2017

Natural gas daily reference price

Market Area        Delivery Day        Daily Reference Price
GPL (Germany)        2017-09-20        17.648
NCG (Netherlands)        2017-09-20        17.729
TTF (France)        2017-09-20        17.727
Source: EEX

Market Area

       Delivery Day

       Daily Reference Price

GPL (Germany)

       2017-09-20

       17.648

NCG (Netherlands)

       2017-09-20

       17.729

TTF (France)

       2017-09-20

       17.727

Source: EEX

Finance and Investment

21.09.2017

AIFC plans international presentation in December

The international presentation of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) will be held this December, AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov revealed at a press conference on Wednesday.

Kelimbetov made it public that the AIFC international presentation is scheduled on early December in Astana. "Next year, the AIFC officials will be busy organizing...

The international presentation of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) will be held this December, AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov revealed at a press conference on Wednesday.

Kelimbetov made it public that the AIFC international presentation is scheduled on early December in Astana. "Next year, the AIFC officials will be busy organizing...

21.09.2017

Mobile application of ForteBank recognised as "Breakthrough of the Year"

The sixth international conference "Mobile services and payments - MobiEvent'17" was held in Almaty. It is an annual industry event dedicated to the development of the market of mobile government, banking and financial services in Kazakhstan, CIS countries and the Central Asian region.

Within the framework of the conference the results...

The sixth international conference "Mobile services and payments - MobiEvent'17" was held in Almaty. It is an annual industry event dedicated to the development of the market of mobile government, banking and financial services in Kazakhstan, CIS countries and the Central Asian region.

Within the framework of the conference the results...

21.09.2017

Kazakh tenge policy under strain as currency hits 2017 low

The tenge fell to its lowest in 10 months on Wednesday, as efforts by the Kazakh central bank to support it via interventions and sales of short-term debt showed signs of strain.

The tenge was pegged to the dollar until August 2015, when Kazakhstan switched to a free float as plunging...

The tenge fell to its lowest in 10 months on Wednesday, as efforts by the Kazakh central bank to support it via interventions and sales of short-term debt showed signs of strain.

The tenge was pegged to the dollar until August 2015, when Kazakhstan switched to a free float as plunging...

21.09.2017

KASE day session: USDKZT_TOD = 341.42

The day 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 KZT341.42 per US dollar at the trades volume USD86,400 th.;

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+1 in tenge...

The day 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 KZT341.42 per US dollar at the trades volume USD86,400 th.;

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+1 in tenge...

21.09.2017

September 20 KASE Index increased by 0.64 % to 2,040.72

By shares trading results on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) on September 20, 2017, KASE Index increased by 12.9 points (0.64 %) from 2,027.82 to 2,040.72.

The first deal fixed the index at 2,027.65. During the trades the maximum value made up 2,044.25, the minimum 2,027.65.

The volume of deals in shares included...

By shares trading results on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) on September 20, 2017, KASE Index increased by 12.9 points (0.64 %) from 2,027.82 to 2,040.72.

The first deal fixed the index at 2,027.65. During the trades the maximum value made up 2,044.25, the minimum 2,027.65.

The volume of deals in shares included...

Metals and Minerals

21.09.2017

J P Morgan Chase boosts KAZ Minerals price target to GBX 0

KAZ Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) had its price objective boosted by J P Morgan Chase & Co in a research note published on Tuesday, September 5th, MarketBeat reports. They currently have an overweight rating on the copper miner’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on KAZ....

KAZ Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) had its price objective boosted by J P Morgan Chase & Co in a research note published on Tuesday, September 5th, MarketBeat reports. They currently have an overweight rating on the copper miner’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on KAZ. Liberum Capital restated...

21.09.2017

NNSA partners with Kazakhstan Research Institute to remove highly enriched uranium

Joint commitment to nonproliferation since 1996 has sparked deeper relationship with Institute for Nuclear Physics and enhances nuclear security

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), in partnership with the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, repatriated the last remaining highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the...

Joint commitment to nonproliferation since 1996 has sparked deeper relationship with Institute for Nuclear Physics and enhances nuclear security

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), in partnership with the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, repatriated the last remaining highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the...

21.09.2017

Aluminium hits five-year high as China supply cuts loom

Aluminium soared to its highest in five years on Wednesday on reports that mammoth Chinese producer Chinalco was cutting output two months early and would soon pare back stocks of available metal.

Concerns that an environmental crackdown by China's authorities will create shortages have served to boost aluminium prices and the...

Aluminium soared to its highest in five years on Wednesday on reports that mammoth Chinese producer Chinalco was cutting output two months early and would soon pare back stocks of available metal.

Concerns that an environmental crackdown by China's authorities will create shortages have served to boost aluminium prices and the...

21.09.2017

Featured LME prices

US$/tonne for 20 September 2017
LME Aluminium 2,164.00
LME Copper 6,520.00
LME Zinc 3,170.00
LME Nickel 11,375.00
LME Lead 2,443.00
LME Tin 20,855.00
LME Aluminium Alloy 1,760.00
LME NASAAC 1,950.00
LME Cobalt 59,500.00
LME Gold 1,313.20
LME Steel Scrap 325.00 *
LME Steel Rebar 555.00 *
*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 20 September 2017

LME Aluminium

2,164.00

LME Copper

6,520.00

LME Zinc

3,170.00

LME Nickel

11,375.00

LME Lead

2,443.00

LME Tin

20,855.00

LME Aluminium Alloy

1,760.00

LME NASAAC

1,950.00

LME Cobalt

59,500.00

LME Gold

1,313.20

LME Steel Scrap

325.00 *

LME Steel Rebar

555.00 *

*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.

21.09.2017

Gold steady ahead of Fed policy decision

Gold prices were steady on Wednesday, aided by a weaker dollar ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy announcement at 1800 GMT that could signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year. A threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to "totally destroy" North Korea also...

Gold prices were steady on Wednesday, aided by a weaker dollar ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy announcement at 1800 GMT that could signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year. A threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to "totally destroy" North Korea also...

21.09.2017

'Secret monetary policy': who manipulates gold prices and why

While major international events, like nuclear tests carried out by North Korea, affect gold prices and result in a situation when investors prefer to invest their money in the noble metal, economic expert Dimitri Speck believes that there are other, more important factors that play a crucial role in influencing...

While major international events, like nuclear tests carried out by North Korea, affect gold prices and result in a situation when investors prefer to invest their money in the noble metal, economic expert Dimitri Speck believes that there are other, more important factors that play a crucial role in influencing...

21.09.2017

Precious metals live spot prices

(Troy Oz)
Bid Ask +/- LDN
Gold 1,299.55 1,299.95 -1.20 04:17
Silver 17.085 17.125 -0.020 04:17
Platinum 940.0 945.0 3.0 04:17
Palladium 915.0 920.0 7.0 04:17
Reported by the Bullion Desk.

(Troy Oz)

Bid

Ask

+/-

LDN

Gold

1,299.55

1,299.95

-1.20

04:17

Silver

17.085

17.125

-0.020

04:17

Platinum

940.0

945.0

3.0

04:17

Palladium

915.0

920.0

7.0

04:17

Reported by the Bullion Desk.

21.09.2017

Iron ore markets stabilise after a drubbing earlier in the week

Iron ore spot markets finished mixed on Wednesday with a rebound in the benchmark masking continued weakness across higher and lower grade ores.

According to Metal Bulletin, the price for benchmark 62% fines increased by 1.2% to $69.65 a tonne, recovering around a quarter of the 4% plus slide seen on...

Iron ore spot markets finished mixed on Wednesday with a rebound in the benchmark masking continued weakness across higher and lower grade ores.

According to Metal Bulletin, the price for benchmark 62% fines increased by 1.2% to $69.65 a tonne, recovering around a quarter of the 4% plus slide seen on...

Manufacturing industry

21.09.2017

Organic cosmetics production launched in Kazakhstan

In the town of Stepnogorsk, Akmola region, organic cosmetics production has been launched, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the Regional Communications Service.

"In biocosmetics, organic components are used instead of artificially created chemicals," said the head of the RE-BIOMED enterprise, Zhanibek Kenzhebaev.

It is noted that the staff for this production are...

In the town of Stepnogorsk, Akmola region, organic cosmetics production has been launched, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the Regional Communications Service.

"In biocosmetics, organic components are used instead of artificially created chemicals," said the head of the RE-BIOMED enterprise, Zhanibek Kenzhebaev.

It is noted that the staff for this production are...

Trade and Consumer Goods

21.09.2017

Astyk Trans from October 1 to increase tariff rates to 5% in all directions

In connection with the increase in cargo traffic and the beginning of the season of intensive shipments of grains and oilseeds, Astyk Trans JSC plans to increase tariff rates to 5% in all directions from October 1.

Currently, the company is studying the geography of transportation, determines the priority export directions...

In connection with the increase in cargo traffic and the beginning of the season of intensive shipments of grains and oilseeds, Astyk Trans JSC plans to increase tariff rates to 5% in all directions from October 1.

Currently, the company is studying the geography of transportation, determines the priority export directions...

21.09.2017

Why do Kazakh flour mills suffer from lack of grain?

At the ruling Ak Zhol party a discussion on the problems of 20 domestic millers in various parts of the country took place.

As Kazakh-Zerno news agency was explained by the press service of the party, businessmen are alarmed at the reduction of their production volumes, including due to the lack...

At the ruling Ak Zhol party a discussion on the problems of 20 domestic millers in various parts of the country took place.

As Kazakh-Zerno news agency was explained by the press service of the party, businessmen are alarmed at the reduction of their production volumes, including due to the lack...

21.09.2017

Kazakhstan will resume grain shipments to Norway

Kazakhstan will resume deliveries of grain to Norway, the MIA Kazinform reports. This was announced by the Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhsta Zhenis Kasymbek at the plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"The turnover is small, but we see...

Kazakhstan will resume deliveries of grain to Norway, the MIA Kazinform reports. This was announced by the Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhsta Zhenis Kasymbek at the plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"The turnover is small, but we see...

21.09.2017

Butter, whole milk futures rise, as EU gains ground in world market battle

Milk powder prices pulled out of their decline in New Zealand's futures market, while butter values extended their recovery in Chicago, amid ideas that Europe has gained another yard in a battle over global pricing. Whole milk powder futures for October, the spot contract, rose 1.1% to $3,105 a tonne on Wednesday – their first winning session in two weeks. In Chicago, butter futures overnight edged 0.2% higher to 251.00 cents a pound, extending to 3.6% their recovery from a low two weeks ago. The gains followed results of Tuesday's GlobalDairyTrade auction of physical product which surprised many observers in seeing further gains for values of dairy fat contracts, while seeing further losses in values of protein-rich and low fat products, such as rennet casein and skim milk powder. Butter prices rose 1.2% to set a fresh record high at the auction of $6,026 a tonne. And whole milk powder prices at GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) rebuilt their premium over skim milk powder to $1,202 a tonne, the third highest figure on records going back past five years. The average whole milk powder premium over that time has been a little over $350 a tonne. The gains in GDT suggested that, for now, the global market is going the way of Europe, where strength in dairy prices has seen values open up historically-high premiums over values in Oceanian and North America, other major exporting regions. Ahead of the auction, Tobin Gorey, said that "the question of who blinks on pricing, higher-priced Europe or lower-priced New Zealand remains open". After the auction, Mr Gorey flagged that the rise in butter prices, and a 5.3% jump to $6,764 a tonne in GlobalDairyTrade values of anhydrous milk fat, "affirms the tight supply of milk fat". And highlighting in the whole milk powder market that "we are looking for how the divergence between prices in the EU and New Zealand" resolves itself, he highlighted too the rise in GDT values. Latest European Commission data, for September 10, show EU butter priced at E652 per 100 kilogrammes, equivalent to $7,827 per tonne, with whole milk powder valued at E312 per 100 kilogrammes, equivalent to $3,746 a tonne. The rise in GDT fat prices also contrasts with a downgrade last week by the US Department of Agriculture to its forecast for domestic prices of dairy products including butter.
EU dairy prices, Sept 3, and premium to Oceania, (US) values Butter: $7,293, +$1,218, (+$1,636) Cheddar: $4,200, +$187, (+$634) Skim milk powder: $2,066, +$166, (+$181) Whole milk powder: $3,679, +$566, (+$317) Prices in tonnes. Source: European Commission
The forecast for average US butter values this year was downgraded to $2.355-2.395 per pound, equivalent to $5,192-5,280 per tonne, from a previous estimate of $2.425-2.465 per pound. US butter prices "have fallen in recent weeks as export growth has failed to materialise", the USDA said in a briefing this week, although prices are still seeing rising well above last year's 2.078 per pound, boosted by firm demand in the country as elsewhere. According to the USDA, "tight world supplies and high demand for products with high butterfat content have driven the rapid rise in butter prices. "Demand for butterfat products has risen globally due to consumer perceptions that butterfat is healthier than trans-fat," as found in some processed vegetable oils. "Several studies have indicated possible health benefits of butterfat or lower risk of consuming butterfat than previously assumed." Reported by Mike Verdin for Agrimoney.

Milk powder prices pulled out of their decline in New Zealand's futures market, while butter values extended their recovery in Chicago, amid ideas that Europe has gained another yard in a battle over global pricing.

Whole milk powder futures for October, the spot contract, rose 1.1% to $3,105 a tonne on Wednesday – their first winning session in two weeks.

In Chicago, butter futures overnight edged 0.2% higher to 251.00 cents a pound, extending to 3.6% their recovery from a low two weeks ago.

The gains followed results of Tuesday's GlobalDairyTrade auction of physical product which surprised many observers in seeing further gains for values of dairy fat contracts, while seeing further losses in values of protein-rich and low fat products, such as rennet casein and skim milk powder.

Butter prices rose 1.2% to set a fresh record high at the auction of $6,026 a tonne.

And whole milk powder prices at GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) rebuilt their premium over skim milk powder to $1,202 a tonne, the third highest figure on records going back past five years.

The average whole milk powder premium over that time has been a little over $350 a tonne.

The gains in GDT suggested that, for now, the global market is going the way of Europe, where strength in dairy prices has seen values open up historically-high premiums over values in Oceanian and North America, other major exporting regions.

Ahead of the auction, Tobin Gorey, said that "the question of who blinks on pricing, higher-priced Europe or lower-priced New Zealand remains open".

After the auction, Mr Gorey flagged that the rise in butter prices, and a 5.3% jump to $6,764 a tonne in GlobalDairyTrade values of anhydrous milk fat, "affirms the tight supply of milk fat".

And highlighting in the whole milk powder market that "we are looking for how the divergence between prices in the EU and New Zealand" resolves itself, he highlighted too the rise in GDT values.

Latest European Commission data, for September 10, show EU butter priced at E652 per 100 kilogrammes, equivalent to $7,827 per tonne, with whole milk powder valued at E312 per 100 kilogrammes, equivalent to $3,746 a tonne.

The rise in GDT fat prices also contrasts with a downgrade last week by the US Department of Agriculture to its forecast for domestic prices of dairy products including butter.

EU dairy prices, Sept 3, and premium to Oceania, (US) values

Butter: $7,293, +$1,218, (+$1,636)

Cheddar: $4,200, +$187, (+$634)

Skim milk powder: $2,066, +$166, (+$181)

Whole milk powder: $3,679, +$566, (+$317)

Prices in tonnes. Source: European Commission

The forecast for average US butter values this year was downgraded to $2.355-2.395 per pound, equivalent to $5,192-5,280 per tonne, from a previous estimate of $2.425-2.465 per pound.

US butter prices "have fallen in recent weeks as export growth has failed to materialise", the USDA said in a briefing this week, although prices are still seeing rising well above last year's 2.078 per pound, boosted by firm demand in the country as elsewhere.

According to the USDA, "tight world supplies and high demand for products with high butterfat content have driven the rapid rise in butter prices.

"Demand for butterfat products has risen globally due to consumer perceptions that butterfat is healthier than trans-fat," as found in some processed vegetable oils.

"Several studies have indicated possible health benefits of butterfat or lower risk of consuming butterfat than previously assumed."

Reported by Mike Verdin for Agrimoney.

21.09.2017

Sugar, wheat futures lead agro market rebound

Grain markets are marked by a "relatively balanced list of bullish and bearish factors", said Richard Feltes at RJ O'Brien, a dynamic which "undermines convictions on price direction, either way".

Whether that was the reason that futures, having struggled in the last session, performed a lot better than this one…

Whatever, it...

Grain markets are marked by a "relatively balanced list of bullish and bearish factors", said Richard Feltes at RJ O'Brien, a dynamic which "undermines convictions on price direction, either way".

Whether that was the reason that futures, having struggled in the last session, performed a lot better than this one…

Whatever, it...

21.09.2017

Agro-commodity exchange prices

MATIF (Paris)
Corn November/17 January/18 March/18 June/18 August/18 November/18 January/19
current 157.25 -0.5 161.5 -0.75 166.0 -0.5 168.75 -0.5 171.25 170.25 -0.25 172.25 -0.25
day 157.75 162.25 166.5 169.25 171.25 170.5 172.5
week 157.25 161.75 165.25 168.75 171.5 172.25 173.25
month 160.75 164.0 165.25 169.25 172.25 171.25 172.0
Wheat December/17 March/18 May/18 September/18 December/18 March/19 May/19
current 162.0 0.5 167.5 0.25 171.25 0.25 173.5 176.25 -0.25 179.75 0.25 182.5
day 161.5 167.25 171.0 173.5 176.5 179.5 182.5
week 159.5 165.0 168.75 171.0 174.0 177.75 180.0
month 162.0 167.25 170.75 171.75 175.0 178.25 182.75
Rapeseed November/17 February/18 May/18 August/18 November/18 February/19 May/19
current 366.0 -1.75 368.0 -1.75 369.75 -1.25 357.0 -1.0 360.75 -1.0 364.5 -0.5 366.5
day 367.75 369.75 371.0 358.0 361.75 365.0 366.5
week 363.5 365.5 367.5 354.0 358.0 361.0 363.75
month 367.5 370.5 372.25 357.0 360.25 362.75 362.0
CBOT (Chicago)
Soymeal October/17 December/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18
current 305.0 -4.0 308.7 -3.9 310.6 -3.7 313.5 -3.6 316.0 -3.5 318.6 -3.2 319.3 -2.9
day 309.0 312.6 314.3 317.1 319.5 321.8 322.2
week 296.7 300.0 301.8 305.0 307.7 310.3 311.0
month 298.7 300.5 301.5 303.8 305.5 307.5 308.0
Soyoil October/17 December/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18
current 34.52 0.33 34.76 0.33 34.92 0.33 35.16 0.33 35.34 0.33 35.47 0.32 35.43 0.34
day 34.19 34.43 34.59 34.83 35.01 35.15 35.09
week 34.93 35.19 35.36 35.6 35.8 35.97 35.89
month 33.74 33.97 34.13 34.34 34.49 34.59 34.55
Rice November/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 November/18
current 12.78 -0.105 13.03 -0.095 13.2 -0.085 13.35 -0.08 13.445 -0.08 12.215 -0.08 12.195 -0.08
day 12.885 13.125 13.285 13.43 13.525 12.295 12.275
week 12.95 13.18 13.34 13.485 13.58 12.35
month 12.44 12.67 12.79 12.81 12.925 12.12
Corn December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 348.2 -3.2 360.6 -3.4 369.2 -3.2 376.2 -3.0 382.4 -3.0 391.2 -3.2 401.4 -3.2
day 351.4 364.0 372.4 379.2 385.4 394.4 404.6
week 351.4 363.6 372.0 378.4 385.0 393.6 403.6
month 365.6 377.6 384.0 390.0 394.6 402.0 410.0
Ethanol October/17 November/17 December/17 January/18 February/18 March/18 April/18
current 1.557 -0.009 1.501 -0.009 1.471 -0.009 1.444 -0.013 1.454 -0.015 1.477 -0.017 1.497 -0.017
day 1.566 1.51 1.48 1.457 1.469 1.494 1.514
week 1.55 1.499 1.468 1.445 1.457 1.484 1.505
month 1.486 1.457 1.426 1.401 1.402 1.433 1.482
Oats December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 240.2 0.6 247.6 2.0 247.2 2.6 245.0 1.6 245.0 1.6 261.4 1.4 261.4 1.4
day 239.6 245.6 244.6 243.4 243.4 260.0 260.0
week 234.2 242.0 241.4 244.2 244.2 260.6 260.6
month 258.6 259.6 262.0 263.2 263.2 260.2 260.2
Soybean November/17 January/18 March/18 May/18 July/18 August/18 September/18
current 965.4 -2.2 976.0 -2.0 985.2 -1.8 993.4 -1.8 1000.2 -1.8 1001.2 -1.4 992.2 -1.2
day 967.6 978.0 987.0 995.2 1002.0 1002.6 993.4
week 950.4 960.6 969.4 978.4 986.2 987.0 979.2
month 937.6 945.6 953.6 960.6 966.6 967.2 958.6
Wheat December/17 March/18 May/18 July/18 September/18 December/18 March/19
current 443.0 -0.4 464.0 0.4 478.0 1.0 489.2 1.0 503.4 1.2 521.4 1.4 533.4 1.8
day 443.4 463.6 477.0 488.2 502.2 520.0 531.6
week 442.0 462.0 476.0 489.0 503.4 521.4 533.6
month 442.4 465.2 479.6 493.0 508.6 527.0 538.2
Reported by UkrAgroConsult.

MATIF (Paris)

Corn

November/17

January/18

March/18

June/18

August/18

November/18

January/19

current

157.25 -0.5

161.5 -0.75

166.0 -0.5

168.75 -0.5

171.25

170.25 -0.25

172.25 -0.25

day

157.75

162.25

166.5

169.25

171.25

170.5

172.5

week

157.25

161.75

165.25

168.75

171.5

172.25

173.25

month

160.75

164.0

165.25

169.25

172.25

171.25

172.0

Wheat

December/17

March/18

May/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

May/19

current

162.0 0.5

167.5 0.25

171.25 0.25

173.5

176.25 -0.25

179.75 0.25

182.5

day

161.5

167.25

171.0

173.5

176.5

179.5

182.5

week

159.5

165.0

168.75

171.0

174.0

177.75

180.0

month

162.0

167.25

170.75

171.75

175.0

178.25

182.75

Rapeseed

November/17

February/18

May/18

August/18

November/18

February/19

May/19

current

366.0 -1.75

368.0 -1.75

369.75 -1.25

357.0 -1.0

360.75 -1.0

364.5 -0.5

366.5

day

367.75

369.75

371.0

358.0

361.75

365.0

366.5

week

363.5

365.5

367.5

354.0

358.0

361.0

363.75

month

367.5

370.5

372.25

357.0

360.25

362.75

362.0

CBOT (Chicago)

Soymeal

October/17

December/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

current

305.0 -4.0

308.7 -3.9

310.6 -3.7

313.5 -3.6

316.0 -3.5

318.6 -3.2

319.3 -2.9

day

309.0

312.6

314.3

317.1

319.5

321.8

322.2

week

296.7

300.0

301.8

305.0

307.7

310.3

311.0

month

298.7

300.5

301.5

303.8

305.5

307.5

308.0

Soyoil

October/17

December/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

current

34.52 0.33

34.76 0.33

34.92 0.33

35.16 0.33

35.34 0.33

35.47 0.32

35.43 0.34

day

34.19

34.43

34.59

34.83

35.01

35.15

35.09

week

34.93

35.19

35.36

35.6

35.8

35.97

35.89

month

33.74

33.97

34.13

34.34

34.49

34.59

34.55

Rice

November/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

November/18

current

12.78 -0.105

13.03 -0.095

13.2 -0.085

13.35 -0.08

13.445 -0.08

12.215 -0.08

12.195 -0.08

day

12.885

13.125

13.285

13.43

13.525

12.295

12.275

week

12.95

13.18

13.34

13.485

13.58

12.35

month

12.44

12.67

12.79

12.81

12.925

12.12

Corn

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

348.2 -3.2

360.6 -3.4

369.2 -3.2

376.2 -3.0

382.4 -3.0

391.2 -3.2

401.4 -3.2

day

351.4

364.0

372.4

379.2

385.4

394.4

404.6

week

351.4

363.6

372.0

378.4

385.0

393.6

403.6

month

365.6

377.6

384.0

390.0

394.6

402.0

410.0

Ethanol

October/17

November/17

December/17

January/18

February/18

March/18

April/18

current

1.557 -0.009

1.501 -0.009

1.471 -0.009

1.444 -0.013

1.454 -0.015

1.477 -0.017

1.497 -0.017

day

1.566

1.51

1.48

1.457

1.469

1.494

1.514

week

1.55

1.499

1.468

1.445

1.457

1.484

1.505

month

1.486

1.457

1.426

1.401

1.402

1.433

1.482

Oats

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

240.2 0.6

247.6 2.0

247.2 2.6

245.0 1.6

245.0 1.6

261.4 1.4

261.4 1.4

day

239.6

245.6

244.6

243.4

243.4

260.0

260.0

week

234.2

242.0

241.4

244.2

244.2

260.6

260.6

month

258.6

259.6

262.0

263.2

263.2

260.2

260.2

Soybean

November/17

January/18

March/18

May/18

July/18

August/18

September/18

current

965.4 -2.2

976.0 -2.0

985.2 -1.8

993.4 -1.8

1000.2 -1.8

1001.2 -1.4

992.2 -1.2

day

967.6

978.0

987.0

995.2

1002.0

1002.6

993.4

week

950.4

960.6

969.4

978.4

986.2

987.0

979.2

month

937.6

945.6

953.6

960.6

966.6

967.2

958.6

Wheat

December/17

March/18

May/18

July/18

September/18

December/18

March/19

current

443.0 -0.4

464.0 0.4

478.0 1.0

489.2 1.0

503.4 1.2

521.4 1.4

533.4 1.8

day

443.4

463.6

477.0

488.2

502.2

520.0

531.6

week

442.0

462.0

476.0

489.0

503.4

521.4

533.6

month

442.4

465.2

479.6

493.0

508.6

527.0

538.2

Reported by UkrAgroConsult.

21.09.2017

Kazakhstan increases dependence on Russian imports

The share of products from the Russian Federation at the moment amounts to 38.5% of all imports to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Despite the current increase of Kazakhstan's trade with the EEU countries after three years of decline, trade in the commonwealth continues to go against Kazakhstan. The aggregate turnover in...

The share of products from the Russian Federation at the moment amounts to 38.5% of all imports to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Despite the current increase of Kazakhstan's trade with the EEU countries after three years of decline, trade in the commonwealth continues to go against Kazakhstan. The aggregate turnover in...

Communications and Transportation

21.09.2017

All roads will lead to Kazakhstan - Parliament Speaker Nigmatulin

The Kazakh Lower House of Parliament’s Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin has stressed the importance of ratification of the draft laws that will help use Kazakhstan's transit and transport potential to the maximum at the plenary session today, Kazinform reports.

The MPs endorsed amendments to the Agreement between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on international...

The Kazakh Lower House of Parliament’s Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin has stressed the importance of ratification of the draft laws that will help use Kazakhstan's transit and transport potential to the maximum at the plenary session today, Kazinform reports.

The MPs endorsed amendments to the Agreement between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on international...

21.09.2017

Alstom appoints Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV in Astana

Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ.

Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an extensive experience across the rail industry and other industry sectors. He first worked as Workshop Manager...

Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ.

Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an extensive experience across the rail industry and other industry sectors. He first worked as Workshop Manager...

21.09.2017

Truck carriages between Kazakhstan and Norway will be simplified

At a plenary session, Parliament approved ratification of the governmental agreement between Kazakhstan and Norway on international motorway carriages, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.

"The cargo transportation volume by road between Kazakhstan and Norway increased by 53 percent in 2016 and amounted to 1,500 tons. The draft agreement establishes the legal framework for...

At a plenary session, Parliament approved ratification of the governmental agreement between Kazakhstan and Norway on international motorway carriages, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.

"The cargo transportation volume by road between Kazakhstan and Norway increased by 53 percent in 2016 and amounted to 1,500 tons. The draft agreement establishes the legal framework for...

21.09.2017

Barriers for cargo transportation in the Caspian region, possible solutions and future prospects

During recent years, transit cargo flow through the territory of Georgia significantly decline, up to 50% or more.

– Oil terminals use of about 1/5th of its throughput capacity.

– Number of port calls reducing in line with cargo flow reduction.

– Traders and prime suppliers are not talking about barriers and problems;...

During recent years, transit cargo flow through the territory of Georgia significantly decline, up to 50% or more.

– Oil terminals use of about 1/5th of its throughput capacity.

– Number of port calls reducing in line with cargo flow reduction.

– Traders and prime suppliers are not talking about barriers and problems;...

Tourism

21.09.2017

Astana authorities expect 3 million tourists by 2020

The Astana city authorities expect an increase in the tourist flow by 2020, Kazinform reports.

The Head of the Astana Investment and Development Department, Alisher Abdykadyrov, says that Astana has become known all over the world as a new, hospitable and modern city and that Kazakhstan has turned into an internationally...

The Astana city authorities expect an increase in the tourist flow by 2020, Kazinform reports.

The Head of the Astana Investment and Development Department, Alisher Abdykadyrov, says that Astana has become known all over the world as a new, hospitable and modern city and that Kazakhstan has turned into an internationally...

Regional News

21.09.2017

China puts 103 mln hectares of farmland under permanent protection

China has put 103.3 million hectares of farmland under permanent protection, stating that the areas should not be used for non-farming purposes.

Some 2,887 counties nationwide had been tasked to define specific land plots for government permanent protection, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR).

The acreage was very slightly...

China has put 103.3 million hectares of farmland under permanent protection, stating that the areas should not be used for non-farming purposes.

Some 2,887 counties nationwide had been tasked to define specific land plots for government permanent protection, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR).

The acreage was very slightly...

21.09.2017

Chinese construction machinery sees surge in sales

Industry insiders say an unexpected boom in sales of construction machinery is based on economic fundamentals and cyclical features, and the spending binge is expected to last throughout the year, with people currently crowding into a major industry show in Beijing after a chill in the sector for five years.

Thousands...

Industry insiders say an unexpected boom in sales of construction machinery is based on economic fundamentals and cyclical features, and the spending binge is expected to last throughout the year, with people currently crowding into a major industry show in Beijing after a chill in the sector for five years.

Thousands...

21.09.2017

Central Bank set to take major Russian commercial bank under control

The Russian Central Bank might soon appoint a provisional administrator for B&N Bank, one of Russia’s largest commercial banks, and transfer it to its Fund for the Consolidation of the Banking Sector, created for the financial rehabilitation of banks, a source close to the Central Bank told...

The Russian Central Bank might soon appoint a provisional administrator for B&N Bank, one of Russia’s largest commercial banks, and transfer it to its Fund for the Consolidation of the Banking Sector, created for the financial rehabilitation of banks, a source close to the Central Bank told Vedomosti, as well...

21.09.2017

Russians choosing domestic resorts

The Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation summed up the preliminary results of the summer resort season for 2017. Agency head Oleg Safonov told Izvestia that this summer even Sochi was loaded at a record 80%. According to Safonov, those market players complaining about declining tourist flow in...

The Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation summed up the preliminary results of the summer resort season for 2017. Agency head Oleg Safonov told Izvestia that this summer even Sochi was loaded at a record 80%. According to Safonov, those market players complaining about declining tourist flow in...

21.09.2017

As of September 1, Russia harvested over 93 mln tonnes of grains – Rosstat

As of September 1, 2017, the general production of spring grains and pulses in all types of Russian agricultural households reached 93.3 mln tonnes in bunker weight, an increase of 5.9% compared with the same date last year, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

According to the announcement, as of...

As of September 1, 2017, the general production of spring grains and pulses in all types of Russian agricultural households reached 93.3 mln tonnes in bunker weight, an increase of 5.9% compared with the same date last year, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

According to the announcement, as of...

21.09.2017

Azerbaijan decides on base oil price in 2018 state budget

Azerbaijan’s government has based its projections for 2018 state budget on an oil price of $45 per barrel, a source in the government told Trend.

Today, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Finance submitted a draft state budget and a draft consolidated budget for 2018, as well as consolidated budget indicators for the next...

Azerbaijan’s government has based its projections for 2018 state budget on an oil price of $45 per barrel, a source in the government told Trend.

Today, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Finance submitted a draft state budget and a draft consolidated budget for 2018, as well as consolidated budget indicators for the next...

21.09.2017

Uzbekistan intends to revise import duties and excise tax for some goods from 1 October

Uzbekistan plans to set new rates of import customs duties and excise tax on excisable goods imported to the country from 1 October 2017.

The draft resolution of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures to further ordering Uzbekistan’s foreign economic activity” was published for discussion at the portal of interactive public...

Uzbekistan plans to set new rates of import customs duties and excise tax on excisable goods imported to the country from 1 October 2017.

The draft resolution of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures to further ordering Uzbekistan’s foreign economic activity” was published for discussion at the portal of interactive public...

21.09.2017

Kyrgyzstan eyes extremist threat as elections near

As Kyrgyzstan's October 15 presidential election nears, the country is preparing to conduct them safely and fairly, with no room for terrorism.

Almazbek Atambayev, the incumbent, is barred by law from running again. Bodies like the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe credit Kyrgyzstan with having the freest elections in...

As Kyrgyzstan's October 15 presidential election nears, the country is preparing to conduct them safely and fairly, with no room for terrorism.

Almazbek Atambayev, the incumbent, is barred by law from running again. Bodies like the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe credit Kyrgyzstan with having the freest elections in...

21.09.2017

Tajikistan blocking Iran from full SCO membership

Foreign Ministers from member states in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold a conference in New York. This will be the first meeting with the participation of Indian and Pakistani top diplomats,  since both states became full members of this organization this past June. According to Kommersant, Russia hoped...

Foreign Ministers from member states in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold a conference in New York. This will be the first meeting with the participation of Indian and Pakistani top diplomats,  since both states became full members of this organization this past June. According to Kommersant, Russia hoped...

Prices and Statistics

21.09.2017

Commodities

Date: September 21, 2017; Source: Bloomberg.com  Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 50.70 +0.01 +0.02% Nov 2017 12:12 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 56.23 -0.06 -0.11% Nov 2017 12:12 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 165.21 -0.30 -0.18% Oct 2017 9/20/2017
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 3.08 -0.01 -0.45% Oct 2017 12:12 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 180.64 -0.06 -0.03% Oct 2017 12:04 AM
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,301.90 -14.50 -1.10% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,298.43 -2.67 -0.21% N/A 12:22 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.11 -0.22 -1.29% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 293.80 -3.10 -1.04% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 941.14 -3.21 -0.34% N/A 12:21 AM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 350.25 +0.25 +0.07% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 450.50 +0.75 +0.17% Dec 2017 12:05 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 1,998.00 +33.00 +1.68% Dec 2017 9/20/2017
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 69.12 -0.13 -0.19% Dec 2017 9/20/2017
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 116.25 +2.85 +2.51% Dec 2017 9/20/2017

Date: September 21, 2017; Source: Bloomberg.com 

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 50.70 +0.01 +0.02% Nov 2017 12:12 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 56.23 -0.06 -0.11% Nov 2017 12:12 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 165.21 -0.30 -0.18% Oct 2017 9/20/2017
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 3.08 -0.01 -0.45% Oct 2017 12:12 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 180.64 -0.06 -0.03% Oct 2017 12:04 AM

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,301.90 -14.50 -1.10% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,298.43 -2.67 -0.21% N/A 12:22 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.11 -0.22 -1.29% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 293.80 -3.10 -1.04% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 941.14 -3.21 -0.34% N/A 12:21 AM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 350.25 +0.25 +0.07% Dec 2017 12:12 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 450.50 +0.75 +0.17% Dec 2017 12:05 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 1,998.00 +33.00 +1.68% Dec 2017 9/20/2017
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 69.12 -0.13 -0.19% Dec 2017 9/20/2017
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 116.25 +2.85 +2.51% Dec 2017 9/20/2017
21.09.2017

Exchange Rates

Date: September 21, 2017; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan  
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 341.61
1 EURO EUR / KZT 410.27
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 5.9
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 51.98
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 4.98
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 278.93
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 275.1

Date: September 21, 2017; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

 

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

341.61

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

410.27

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

5.9

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

51.98

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

4.98

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

278.93

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

275.1