Issue 3026 - 17.07.2018
17.07.2018

Kazakhstan population reaches 18.25 million

In Kazakhstan, the population as of June 1, 2018 is 18 million 253.3 thousand people, and compared to June 1, 2017, increased by 239.1 thousand people, or 1.3 percent, according to the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry. 

On the reporting date, the urban population was 10 million 514,300 people, or 57.6 percent of the total, while the rural population accounted for 7 million 739 thousand people, or 42.4 percent.

According to the civil registration bodies, the number of births in January-May this year is 159.9 thousand people, which is 2.9 percent more on-year. The total birth rate per 1000 people is 21.15.

The natural population growth in the country for the reporting period increased by 3.8 thousand people, or 3.8 percent, and amounted to 103.5 thousand people. The natural increase per 1000 population is 13.69 people.

In the period under review, the number of deaths is 56.4 thousand, which is 1.4 percent more than in January-May 2017. The overall death rate was 7.46 deaths per 1000 people.

In January-May 2018 1,366 babies died under the age of 1 year, which is 1.6 percent more than in the previous year. In five months of this year, the infant mortality rate was 8.54 cases per 1000 births.

The main cause of infant mortality is perinatal conditions, from which 637 babies died in January-May, or 46.6 percent of the total number of deaths among infants. The number of infants who died from congenital anomalies was 283, or 20.7 percent, from respiratory diseases - 113, or 8.3 percent, from infectious and parasitic diseases 70 infants, or 5.1 percent, and from accidents, poisonings and injuries - 63, or 4.6 percent.

According to the migration service, the number of registered migrants who arrived in the country in January-May 2018 against the same 2017 term decreased by 25.6 percent and made 5359 people, the number of migrants who left the country increased by 17.3 percent and made 12 874 people, the balance of migration was minus 7515 people.

The main migration exchange of the country is with the CIS countries, 77.3 percent, the share of those who left the CIS is 88.8 percent.

The share of interregional migrants made 31.5 percent of the country's total internal migrants. At the same time, the positive balance of interregional migration was observed in the cities of Almaty with 14,185 people and Astana with 4,898 people, and in the South Kazakhstan region the 1559 people and the Akmola region with 25 people.

Reported by the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.

Kazakhstan General

17.07.2018

Number of foreign tourists increases in Kazakhstan

The number of foreigners who visited Kazakhstan in the first half of 2018 increased by almost 30%, Kazpravda.kz correspondent quotes Kazakh Tourism NC board chairman, Rashid Kuzembaev, as saying at a press conference in the CCS.

"Statistics of the first quarter of this year shows positive dynamics. The number of Kazakhstanis...

The number of foreigners who visited Kazakhstan in the first half of 2018 increased by almost 30%, Kazpravda.kz correspondent quotes Kazakh Tourism NC board chairman, Rashid Kuzembaev, as saying at a press conference in the CCS.

"Statistics of the first quarter of this year shows positive dynamics. The number of Kazakhstanis...

17.07.2018

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan conduct joint military exercise

During an official visit of the military delegation of Uzbekistan, the Defense Ministers of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Colonel-General Saken Zhasuzakov and Major-General Abdusalom Azizov attended the active phase of the joint tactical special exercise, Kazpravda.kz reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense.

During the exercise, the special operations...

During an official visit of the military delegation of Uzbekistan, the Defense Ministers of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Colonel-General Saken Zhasuzakov and Major-General Abdusalom Azizov attended the active phase of the joint tactical special exercise, Kazpravda.kz reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense.

During the exercise, the special operations...

17.07.2018

Kazakhstan improves position on Decoding Global Talent report

Kazakhstan placed 77th on the 2018 Decoding Global Talent report, improving from 129th in 2014. The Boston Consulting Group and The Network, an international online recruitment company, joined to create one of the largest surveys of labour trends and work preferences – 366,000 individuals in 197 countries, according to bcg.com.

Kazakhstan...

Kazakhstan placed 77th on the 2018 Decoding Global Talent report, improving from 129th in 2014. The Boston Consulting Group and The Network, an international online recruitment company, joined to create one of the largest surveys of labour trends and work preferences – 366,000 individuals in 197 countries, according to bcg.com.

Kazakhstan...

17.07.2018

Weather forecast for next 3 days released

Kazhydromet RSE issued weather forecast in Kazakhstan on July 17-19.

"Hot and rainless weather with air temperature plus 40 ... 43 degrees is expected in the south, south-west, and some parts in the west of Kazakhstan in the next three days. This weather is associated with migration of very hot air...

Kazhydromet RSE issued weather forecast in Kazakhstan on July 17-19.

"Hot and rainless weather with air temperature plus 40 ... 43 degrees is expected in the south, south-west, and some parts in the west of Kazakhstan in the next three days. This weather is associated with migration of very hot air...

Oil and Gas Sector

17.07.2018

Med Crude-Urals eases in Baltic as Russia raises output

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude’s differentials eased in northwest Europe on Monday as Russia signals it can ramp up output further as part of its deal with OPEC and as local refineries may cut runs.

In the Platts window, Shell sold a Urals cargo in the Baltic to Unipec at dated Brent...

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude’s differentials eased in northwest Europe on Monday as Russia signals it can ramp up output further as part of its deal with OPEC and as local refineries may cut runs.

In the Platts window, Shell sold a Urals cargo in the Baltic to Unipec at dated Brent...

17.07.2018

Oil falls 4 pct to 3-month low as supply outage concerns ease

Oil prices slumped 4 percent on Monday, with Brent reaching a three-month low, as Libyan ports reopened and traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other producers.

Brent crude futures fell $3.09 to $72.24 a barrel, a 4.1 percent loss, by 11:34 a.m. EDT (1534 GMT), while U.S. West Texas...

Oil prices slumped 4 percent on Monday, with Brent reaching a three-month low, as Libyan ports reopened and traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other producers.

Brent crude futures fell $3.09 to $72.24 a barrel, a 4.1 percent loss, by 11:34 a.m. EDT (1534 GMT), while U.S. West Texas...

17.07.2018

Russia & United States can compete & work together in energy market - Putin

Russia and US are competitors in oil and gas exports, but there is room for cooperation in regulating the energy market, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki press conference with US President Donald Trump.

"I believe that we, as the largest oil and gas powers, could work constructively to...

Russia and US are competitors in oil and gas exports, but there is room for cooperation in regulating the energy market, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki press conference with US President Donald Trump.

"I believe that we, as the largest oil and gas powers, could work constructively to...

17.07.2018

German lawmaker suggests Trump get used to Nord Stream 2

US President Donald Trump should accept Germany’s decision to greenlight the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, intended to boost natural gas sales from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to Europe, Chairman of Alternative for Germany party Jorg Meuthen told Izvestia. The German politician is scheduled to arrive in Russia...

US President Donald Trump should accept Germany’s decision to greenlight the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, intended to boost natural gas sales from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to Europe, Chairman of Alternative for Germany party Jorg Meuthen told Izvestia. The German politician is scheduled to arrive in Russia...

17.07.2018

UK gas prices rise on low wind output

British wholesale gas prices rose on Monday morning as low wind energy output drove up gas-to-power demand.

* Gas for immediate delivery was up 1.00 pence at 59.00 pence per therm at 0849 GMT

* Gas for day-ahead delivery was 0.65 pence higher at 58.85 p/therm

* “Wind output is still low, continuing...

British wholesale gas prices rose on Monday morning as low wind energy output drove up gas-to-power demand.

* Gas for immediate delivery was up 1.00 pence at 59.00 pence per therm at 0849 GMT

* Gas for day-ahead delivery was 0.65 pence higher at 58.85 p/therm

* “Wind output is still low, continuing...

Finance and Investment

17.07.2018

Kazakh President received National Bank Chairman

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received National Bank Chairman Daniyar Akishev, Akorda press service reports.

The latter reported on the outcomes of the National Bank work for the first six months of 2018. 

The President noted that the country created necessary conditions for preserving stability at the monetary and financial market...

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received National Bank Chairman Daniyar Akishev, Akorda press service reports.

The latter reported on the outcomes of the National Bank work for the first six months of 2018. 

The President noted that the country created necessary conditions for preserving stability at the monetary and financial market...

17.07.2018

Kazakh Invest and UAE investors consolidate cooperation prospects

The head of Kazakh Invest and general secretary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Association of Foreign Investors signed a bilateral cooperation agreement as part of Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable 2018 in early July.

Saparbek Tuyakbaev and Jamal Saif Al Jarwan discussed cooperating and implementing current and new Arab investment projects...

The head of Kazakh Invest and general secretary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Association of Foreign Investors signed a bilateral cooperation agreement as part of Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable 2018 in early July.

Saparbek Tuyakbaev and Jamal Saif Al Jarwan discussed cooperating and implementing current and new Arab investment projects...

17.07.2018

Astana collects record high revenue in 2017

The Astana city government collected in 2017 the highest amount of revenue in 10 years, reported finprom.kz. The past year also witnessed greater investment into Astana’s fixed assets.

“Astana’s budget revenue reached a record high of 469.4 billion tenge (US$1.37 billion) in the last ten years. Tax revenue contribution increased from...

The Astana city government collected in 2017 the highest amount of revenue in 10 years, reported finprom.kz. The past year also witnessed greater investment into Astana’s fixed assets.

“Astana’s budget revenue reached a record high of 469.4 billion tenge (US$1.37 billion) in the last ten years. Tax revenue contribution increased from...

17.07.2018

Kazakh banks to enter Uzbek market

The Kazakh National Bank and the Uzbek Central Bank signed July 10 an agreement to exchange information in the banking sector that will allow Kazakh banks to open subsidiaries and offices in Uzbekistan, said Kazakh National Bank Chair Daniyar Akishev at a press conference following the signing of the agreement.

Kazakh...

The Kazakh National Bank and the Uzbek Central Bank signed July 10 an agreement to exchange information in the banking sector that will allow Kazakh banks to open subsidiaries and offices in Uzbekistan, said Kazakh National Bank Chair Daniyar Akishev at a press conference following the signing of the agreement.

Kazakh...

17.07.2018

US dollar settles at KZT342.44 on Monday

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+0 in tenge (USDKZT_TOD) made KZT342.44 per US dollar at the trades volume USD55,000 th.;

- on US dollar with settlements Т+1 and Т+2 in tenge no deals were made, at the session close quotes...

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+0 in tenge (USDKZT_TOD) made KZT342.44 per US dollar at the trades volume USD55,000 th.;

- on US dollar with settlements Т+1 and Т+2 in tenge no deals were made, at the session close quotes...

17.07.2018

Dollar slides as risk appetite improves

The dollar fell on Monday, having posted its largest weekly gain in a month last Friday, as risk appetite improved, prompting investors to pare back some of their long bets on the greenback, which has grown substantially over the last few weeks.

The positive outlook for the dollar has not changed,...

The dollar fell on Monday, having posted its largest weekly gain in a month last Friday, as risk appetite improved, prompting investors to pare back some of their long bets on the greenback, which has grown substantially over the last few weeks.

The positive outlook for the dollar has not changed,...

Metals and Minerals

17.07.2018

Kazakhstan to start coalbed methane exploration and production

Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University and ArcelorMittal Temirtau will begin a joint venture to explore and produce coalbed methane in the Karaganda coal basin, reported the university press service.

Coalbed methane is a gas present in active, working mine sites. According to forecasts, its resources in the Karaganda coal basin,...

Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University and ArcelorMittal Temirtau will begin a joint venture to explore and produce coalbed methane in the Karaganda coal basin, reported the university press service.

Coalbed methane is a gas present in active, working mine sites. According to forecasts, its resources in the Karaganda coal basin,...

17.07.2018

Gold steadies, higher U.S. rates expected to weigh

Gold steadied on Monday as the dollar slipped, but higher interest rates in the United States weighing on investor demand and a weak physical market are expected to pressure prices of the precious metal.

Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,243.07 an ounce at 1201 GMT, after marking the lowest...

Gold steadied on Monday as the dollar slipped, but higher interest rates in the United States weighing on investor demand and a weak physical market are expected to pressure prices of the precious metal.

Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,243.07 an ounce at 1201 GMT, after marking the lowest...

17.07.2018

Copper eases after China Q2 data

Copper eased along with most other metals in London on Monday after data showed that China’s economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter, pointing to weaker demand.

Benchmark copper edged down 1 percent to $6,174 per tonne in official rings, hovering near one-year lows. Prices are down about...

Copper eased along with most other metals in London on Monday after data showed that China’s economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter, pointing to weaker demand.

Benchmark copper edged down 1 percent to $6,174 per tonne in official rings, hovering near one-year lows. Prices are down about...

Agriculture

17.07.2018

Kazakhstan: as of July 1, oilseed stocks totaled nearly 400 thsd tonnes

As of July 1, 2018, the registered carry-over stocks of oilseeds in Kazakhstan totaled 386.27 thsd tonnes, including 52.01 thsd tonnes in farming households, reported the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In particular, sunflower seed stocks totaled 175.37 thsd tonnes, rapeseed 34.42 thsd...

As of July 1, 2018, the registered carry-over stocks of oilseeds in Kazakhstan totaled 386.27 thsd tonnes, including 52.01 thsd tonnes in farming households, reported the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In particular, sunflower seed stocks totaled 175.37 thsd tonnes, rapeseed 34.42 thsd...

17.07.2018

Soybeans stuck near 10-year low as trade battle hangs over market

Chicago soybean futures edged down on Monday to set fresh decades lows as the prospect that a U.S.-China trade clash will weaken demand continued to hang over the oilseed market. 

Benign weather for soybean and corn in the U.S. Midwest, with crops forecast to see cooler temperatures and some rain in...

Chicago soybean futures edged down on Monday to set fresh decades lows as the prospect that a U.S.-China trade clash will weaken demand continued to hang over the oilseed market. 

Benign weather for soybean and corn in the U.S. Midwest, with crops forecast to see cooler temperatures and some rain in...

Communications and Transportation

17.07.2018

Sagintayev holds a meeting on technological renewal and digitization, development of ICT, transport and tourism

July 16 in Ukimet Uyi, the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting on project management of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan.

At the meeting, preliminary reports for the first half year and plans for 2018 on issues of technological renewal and digitalization of the economy, development of information and communication...

July 16 in Ukimet Uyi, the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting on project management of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan.

At the meeting, preliminary reports for the first half year and plans for 2018 on issues of technological renewal and digitalization of the economy, development of information and communication...

17.07.2018

Aeroflot launches new flights to Kazakhstan

Russian Aeroflot airline is launching regular flights between Moscow and Kazakh Kyzylorda city, the company said in a message.

Flights will be carried out starting from July 15, 2018 four times a week on Airbus A320 and Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Flights from Moscow will be carried out on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and...

Russian Aeroflot airline is launching regular flights between Moscow and Kazakh Kyzylorda city, the company said in a message.

Flights will be carried out starting from July 15, 2018 four times a week on Airbus A320 and Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Flights from Moscow will be carried out on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and...

17.07.2018

Atameken discusses prospects of affordable tourism

Enjoyable vacations are respites appreciated by all. To accommodate travelers, priorities of developing tourism infrastructure needs to consider the viewpoints of local industry associations, residents and entrepreneurs, and government projects must facilitate affordable, cost-effective and comfortable getaways, said Chair of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Timur Kulibayev.

He recently discussed the...

Enjoyable vacations are respites appreciated by all. To accommodate travelers, priorities of developing tourism infrastructure needs to consider the viewpoints of local industry associations, residents and entrepreneurs, and government projects must facilitate affordable, cost-effective and comfortable getaways, said Chair of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Timur Kulibayev.

He recently discussed the...

Tourism

17.07.2018

Tanbaly archaeological site opens tourist zone with Bronze Age petroglyphs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with the Kazakh government has opened a reception area at the Tanbaly (also Tamgaly) historic and archaeological site for tourists and guests to view 3,000-year old artefacts.

The open-air museum is in the Ile-Balkhash zone, the pilot territory of the UNDP project to...

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with the Kazakh government has opened a reception area at the Tanbaly (also Tamgaly) historic and archaeological site for tourists and guests to view 3,000-year old artefacts.

The open-air museum is in the Ile-Balkhash zone, the pilot territory of the UNDP project to...

Regional News

17.07.2018

One-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start,’ Trump says

President Donald Trump described his much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “off to a good start,” after meeting one-on-one with Putin for over two hours on Monday, RT reports.

Trump made his remarks to reporters before the start of a ‘working lunch’ with Putin and...

President Donald Trump described his much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “off to a good start,” after meeting one-on-one with Putin for over two hours on Monday, RT reports.

Trump made his remarks to reporters before the start of a ‘working lunch’ with Putin and his aides, which...

17.07.2018

BRICS development bank to finance infrastructure projects in Russia

Russia may borrow $1 billion from BRICS New Development Bank for infrastructure projects, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday.

"With the new BRICS development bank alone we are now preparing four new loans," Storchak said. He added that these loans altogether would be slightly more than $1 billion,...

Russia may borrow $1 billion from BRICS New Development Bank for infrastructure projects, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday.

"With the new BRICS development bank alone we are now preparing four new loans," Storchak said. He added that these loans altogether would be slightly more than $1 billion,...

17.07.2018

Russia speeds up dumping dollar from economy

One of Russia’s largest banks, VTB is seeking to decrease the share of US dollar transactions at home as locals are choosing the Russian ruble over the greenback.

“There is one interesting thing I wanted to highlight. Since the beginning of this year, people seem to be less interested in making...

One of Russia’s largest banks, VTB is seeking to decrease the share of US dollar transactions at home as locals are choosing the Russian ruble over the greenback.

“There is one interesting thing I wanted to highlight. Since the beginning of this year, people seem to be less interested in making...

17.07.2018

China's GDP growth hits 6.8% year-on-year in H1

China's GDP growth reached 6.8 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, beating general market expectations, according to official data released on Monday.

Growth in the second quarter was 6.7 percent, compared with 6.8 percent in the first quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Retail sales increased...

China's GDP growth reached 6.8 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, beating general market expectations, according to official data released on Monday.

Growth in the second quarter was 6.7 percent, compared with 6.8 percent in the first quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Retail sales increased...

17.07.2018

More areas in China to open for investors

China may remove more items from its recently announced negative list amid efforts to further open up its market to foreign investors, a stance that will help consolidate the global multilateral governance system, senior experts and officials said.

"China has a firm stance to promote globalization amid protectionism threats," said Yuan...

China may remove more items from its recently announced negative list amid efforts to further open up its market to foreign investors, a stance that will help consolidate the global multilateral governance system, senior experts and officials said.

"China has a firm stance to promote globalization amid protectionism threats," said Yuan...

17.07.2018

CRCG steps up expansion as B&R Initiative creates opportunities worldwide

China Railway Construction Group Co Ltd or CRCG will quicken its overseas expansion in the coming years to exploit growth opportunities presented by the Belt and Road Initiative.

A builder of railway-related infrastructure like stations, staff housing, office buildings, departmental hospitals and hotels, CRCG is expecting a 25 percent increase to...

China Railway Construction Group Co Ltd or CRCG will quicken its overseas expansion in the coming years to exploit growth opportunities presented by the Belt and Road Initiative.

A builder of railway-related infrastructure like stations, staff housing, office buildings, departmental hospitals and hotels, CRCG is expecting a 25 percent increase to...

17.07.2018

Salaries in Uzbekistan increase by more than 20 percent

The average monthly nominal accrued salary in Uzbekistan amounted to about 1.61 million soum in January-March 2018, which is 21.4 percent more compared to the same period in 2017.

According to the data of the State Statistics Committee, this amount includes allowances for wages, remuneration, incentive payments, compensation payments and payment...

The average monthly nominal accrued salary in Uzbekistan amounted to about 1.61 million soum in January-March 2018, which is 21.4 percent more compared to the same period in 2017.

According to the data of the State Statistics Committee, this amount includes allowances for wages, remuneration, incentive payments, compensation payments and payment...

17.07.2018

Chinese companies invest about $800M in Azerbaijan

Chinese companies have invested about $800 million in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said during a meeting with the Ambassador of China to Azerbaijan Wei Jinghua.

Addressing the meeting, the minister stressed that Azerbaijan attaches special importance to cooperation with China, according to AzerNews.

Speaking about the development...

Chinese companies have invested about $800 million in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said during a meeting with the Ambassador of China to Azerbaijan Wei Jinghua.

Addressing the meeting, the minister stressed that Azerbaijan attaches special importance to cooperation with China, according to AzerNews.

Speaking about the development of relations with...

17.07.2018

Norwegian oil company sets eye on Azeri hydrocarbon blocks

Norway’s Equinor company’s plan is to drill an appraisal well in Karabakh oil and gas field in Azerbaijan, the firm announced, commenting on the planned initial work to be carried out under the agreements signed with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR in May this year.

"We are discussing plans and timing...

Norway’s Equinor company’s plan is to drill an appraisal well in Karabakh oil and gas field in Azerbaijan, the firm announced, commenting on the planned initial work to be carried out under the agreements signed with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR in May this year.

"We are discussing plans and timing...

17.07.2018

Mongolia’s tourism revenue increases by 20%

The Government of Mongolia aims to attract one million tourists by 2020 and increasing revenue from the sector to $1 billion. For this propose, Mongolia needs to increase the number of tourists by 30 percent per year for three years, news.mn reports.

Last year, Mongolia received over 470 thousand tourists in...

The Government of Mongolia aims to attract one million tourists by 2020 and increasing revenue from the sector to $1 billion. For this propose, Mongolia needs to increase the number of tourists by 30 percent per year for three years, news.mn reports.

Last year, Mongolia received over 470 thousand tourists in...

Prices and Statistics

17.07.2018

Commodities

Date: July 17, 2018; Source: Bloomberg.com Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 68.07 +0.01 +0.01% Aug 2018 11:21 PM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 72.20 +0.36 +0.50% Sep 2018 11:21 PM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 200.90 +0.68 +0.34% Aug 2018 11:09 PM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.77 +0.01 +0.29% Aug 2018 11:21 PM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 206.47 +1.04 +0.51% Aug 2018 11:19 PM
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,240.80 +1.10 +0.09% Aug 2018 11:22 PM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,240.95 +0.02 +0.00% N/A 11:32 PM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 15.83 +0.02 +0.11% Sep 2018 11:22 PM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 278.95 +2.50 +0.90% Sep 2018 11:22 PM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 828.33 +4.49 +0.55% N/A 11:32 PM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 359.75 +4.50 +1.27% Dec 2018 11:21 PM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 491.75 +3.25 +0.67% Sep 2018 11:20 PM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,406.00 -107.00 -4.26% Sep 2018 1:29 PM
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 87.05 -0.72 -0.82% Dec 2018 11:19 PM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 108.65 +1.27 +1.19% Oct 2018 2:04 PM

Date: July 17, 2018; Source: Bloomberg.com

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 68.07 +0.01 +0.01% Aug 2018 11:21 PM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 72.20 +0.36 +0.50% Sep 2018 11:21 PM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 200.90 +0.68 +0.34% Aug 2018 11:09 PM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.77 +0.01 +0.29% Aug 2018 11:21 PM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 206.47 +1.04 +0.51% Aug 2018 11:19 PM

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,240.80 +1.10 +0.09% Aug 2018 11:22 PM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,240.95 +0.02 +0.00% N/A 11:32 PM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 15.83 +0.02 +0.11% Sep 2018 11:22 PM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 278.95 +2.50 +0.90% Sep 2018 11:22 PM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 828.33 +4.49 +0.55% N/A 11:32 PM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 359.75 +4.50 +1.27% Dec 2018 11:21 PM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 491.75 +3.25 +0.67% Sep 2018 11:20 PM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,406.00 -107.00 -4.26% Sep 2018 1:29 PM
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 87.05 -0.72 -0.82% Dec 2018 11:19 PM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 108.65 +1.27 +1.19% Oct 2018 2:04 PM
17.07.2018

Exchange Rates

Date: July 17, 2018; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 342.49
1 EURO EUR / KZT 400.85
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 5.51
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 51.33
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 5.03
1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND GBP / KZT 454.28
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 260.63
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 254.71

Date: July 17, 2018; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

342.49

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

400.85

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

5.51

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

51.33

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

5.03

1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND

GBP / KZT

454.28

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

260.63

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

254.71