Issue 3317 - 19.09.2019
19.09.2019

Kazakh Senate Speaker, reps of world and traditional religions meet

As part of the XVIII sitting of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions Kazakh Senate Speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva met with representatives of the leaders of the world and traditional religions.

At the meeting with Monsignor Khaled Akasheh, the secretary of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims and bureau chief for Islam at the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, the Kazakh Speaker noted the contribution of Kazakhstani Catholics in strengthening peace and accord in the country.

In his turn, he reminded of the visit of the Pope to Kazakhstan in 2001 adding that the Pontiff may visit Kazakhstan in 2021 to attend the next VII Congress. Secretary-General of the Association of Buddhists of China Xuecheng highlighted the work of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Centre for interfaith and inter-civilizational dialogue underlining that China fully shares the high ideas of the Congress.

As earlier reported, representatives of various religions and confessions from around the world gathered in the capital of Kazakhstan to attend the XVIII session of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions.

By Kazinform.

Kazakhstan General

19.09.2019

Nazarbayev received KPA deputy chairman

Nursultan Nazarbayev received the deputy chairman of Kazakhstan People’s Assembly, Zhanseit Tuimebayev.

During the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev was briefed on the current activities and work plans of the Assembly, and he expressed gratitude to all its members for their contribution to the establishment and development of the state.

He emphasized the importance...

Nursultan Nazarbayev received the deputy chairman of Kazakhstan People’s Assembly, Zhanseit Tuimebayev.

During the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev was briefed on the current activities and work plans of the Assembly, and he expressed gratitude to all its members for their contribution to the establishment and development of the state.

He emphasized the importance...

19.09.2019

Kazakh PM introduces new ministers of foreign affairs, industry and infrastructure development

Prime Minister Askar Mamin introduced the new leaders, Mukhtar Tleuberdi and Beibut Atamkulov, who were appointed by Decrees of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, to the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.

At a meeting with the leadership of...

Prime Minister Askar Mamin introduced the new leaders, Mukhtar Tleuberdi and Beibut Atamkulov, who were appointed by Decrees of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, to the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.

At a meeting with the leadership of...

19.09.2019

Nazarbayev held meeting on the capital’s green belt development

The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting on development of the green belt of the capital.

Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources E. Nysanbaev, mayor of Nur-Sultan A. Kulginov and governor of Akmola region E. Marzhikpaev made respective performance reports that included the greening of the...

The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting on development of the green belt of the capital.

Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources E. Nysanbaev, mayor of Nur-Sultan A. Kulginov and governor of Akmola region E. Marzhikpaev made respective performance reports that included the greening of the...

19.09.2019

Kazakh, Russian defence ministers discuss military, technical cooperation in Moscow

Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev is paying an official visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian colleague Sergei Shoigu.

As the press service of the Defense Ministry informs, the sides discussed the issues of joint command and military training, improvement of regulatory-legal framework and military-technical cooperation.

Reported by...

Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev is paying an official visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian colleague Sergei Shoigu.

As the press service of the Defense Ministry informs, the sides discussed the issues of joint command and military training, improvement of regulatory-legal framework and military-technical cooperation.

Reported by...

Finance and Investment

19.09.2019

Kazakh President urges to keep counterfeit, hazardous products out of Kazakhstan’s markets

During the Republican meeting on rural development and agro-industrial complex in Petropavlovsk, the Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev instructed the Government to strengthen work to protect the domestic market of the country from counterfeit, unsafe products.

"Kazakhstan is a member of the WTO and the EAEU. At the same time, the...

During the Republican meeting on rural development and agro-industrial complex in Petropavlovsk, the Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev instructed the Government to strengthen work to protect the domestic market of the country from counterfeit, unsafe products.

"Kazakhstan is a member of the WTO and the EAEU. At the same time, the...

19.09.2019

Management companies in Kazakhstan are losing ground

As of the end of July this year, the number of investment companies in Kazakhstan amounted to 19 units. At the beginning of 2019, there were 21 companies.

As of the end of July 2019, the value of assets of investment companies amounted to 173.8 billion tenge, having decreased by 1.6%...

As of the end of July this year, the number of investment companies in Kazakhstan amounted to 19 units. At the beginning of 2019, there were 21 companies.

As of the end of July 2019, the value of assets of investment companies amounted to 173.8 billion tenge, having decreased by 1.6%...

19.09.2019

Pension savings of Kazakhstanis exceed 10 trillion tenge

As of the end of July 2019, pension savings of citizens of Kazakhstan exceeded 10 trillion tenge. The exact amount reached 10.2 trillion tenge, with an increase by 18.6% compared to the same period last year at 8.6 trillion tenge, including for investment income account in the amount of 857...

As of the end of July 2019, pension savings of citizens of Kazakhstan exceeded 10 trillion tenge. The exact amount reached 10.2 trillion tenge, with an increase by 18.6% compared to the same period last year at 8.6 trillion tenge, including for investment income account in the amount of 857...

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan writes off tax debts in the amount of 3.5 billion tenge

In the framework of the tax amnesty, Kazakhstanis were written off debts for 3.5 billion tenge, the penalty was written off to 177,065 individuals for 875.2 million tenge. Of the total number of taxpayers, nearly 30% paid in the last week. “From September 5 to the present, a fine has...

In the framework of the tax amnesty, Kazakhstanis were written off debts for 3.5 billion tenge, the penalty was written off to 177,065 individuals for 875.2 million tenge. Of the total number of taxpayers, nearly 30% paid in the last week. “From September 5 to the present, a fine has...

19.09.2019

Bulls turn to greenback in US Fed-focused speculation drive

The dollar rose on Wednesday and was trading near a seven-week high against the yen, ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting where officials are widely expected to cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point.

Many investors, however, were pricing in less aggressive action from the Fed going...

The dollar rose on Wednesday and was trading near a seven-week high against the yen, ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting where officials are widely expected to cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point.

Many investors, however, were pricing in less aggressive action from the Fed going...

Oil and Gas Sector

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan’s Jan-July PP imports up by 17% year on year, exports down 39%

Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Kazakhstan exceeded 21,300 tonnes in first seven months of this year, up 17% year on year, while PP exports fell by 39%, according to MRC analysts.

July PP shipments into the country grew to 3,800 tonnes from 3,100 tonnes a month earlier, with local converters increasing...

Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Kazakhstan exceeded 21,300 tonnes in first seven months of this year, up 17% year on year, while PP exports fell by 39%, according to MRC analysts.

July PP shipments into the country grew to 3,800 tonnes from 3,100 tonnes a month earlier, with local converters increasing...

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan sells oil to Japan in exchange for cars

Kazakhstan’s exports to Japan decreased by more than 24%, while imports, on the contrary, increased by more than 33%. Mutual trade between Kazakhstan and Japan in January-July 2019 amounted to $983.6 million. Export for this period amounted to $597. 8 million, which is 24.4% less than in the same period...

Kazakhstan’s exports to Japan decreased by more than 24%, while imports, on the contrary, increased by more than 33%. Mutual trade between Kazakhstan and Japan in January-July 2019 amounted to $983.6 million. Export for this period amounted to $597. 8 million, which is 24.4% less than in the same period...

19.09.2019

Investors in Kazakhstan can make money on rising oil prices

A sharp increase in oil prices due to attacks on the fields of Saudi Arabia may cause demand for shares of energy companies. Analysts have named securities that could rise in price in the coming months.

Nurlan Ashinov, the director of the Kazkom Securities analytics department, noted that first of all...

A sharp increase in oil prices due to attacks on the fields of Saudi Arabia may cause demand for shares of energy companies. Analysts have named securities that could rise in price in the coming months.

Nurlan Ashinov, the director of the Kazkom Securities analytics department, noted that first of all...

19.09.2019

Oil can be delivered from Kazakhstan to Belarus through pipeline transport

The Belneftekhim concern does not exclude that oil can be delivered from Kazakhstan to Belarus by pipeline transport, the deputy chairman of the Belneftekhim concern Vladimir Sizov told on Tuesday in Minsk.

“Today, the process of preparing an intergovernmental agreement is underway, which will regulate issues related to the supply of...

The Belneftekhim concern does not exclude that oil can be delivered from Kazakhstan to Belarus by pipeline transport, the deputy chairman of the Belneftekhim concern Vladimir Sizov told on Tuesday in Minsk.

“Today, the process of preparing an intergovernmental agreement is underway, which will regulate issues related to the supply of...

19.09.2019

Smart technology helps oil workers in Kazakhstan

Often, subsoil users in oil or gas production can suffer huge financial losses due to downtime or failure of wells. As it turned out, this problem usually arises due to the fact that production equipment often fails and has a low overhaul period. In order to prevent such situations, Kazakhstani...

Often, subsoil users in oil or gas production can suffer huge financial losses due to downtime or failure of wells. As it turned out, this problem usually arises due to the fact that production equipment often fails and has a low overhaul period. In order to prevent such situations, Kazakhstani...

19.09.2019

Urals maintains around $1/b discount on Brent

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude’s differentials to dated Brent in northwest Europe inched down on Wednesday as the market awaited more dates from next month's loading programme.

Oil prices retreated about 1% on Wednesday, extending the previous day's declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full production following last weekend's...

Kazakhstan’s benchmark Urals crude’s differentials to dated Brent in northwest Europe inched down on Wednesday as the market awaited more dates from next month's loading programme.

Oil prices retreated about 1% on Wednesday, extending the previous day's declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full production following last weekend's...

19.09.2019

We’ll fix it: oil prices continue decline on Saudi reassurances

Oil prices retreated on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full production following last weekend’s attacks on its facilities.

Tension in the Middle East remained elevated, however, after Saudi Arabia said it would provide evidence on Wednesday linking Iran to the attacks. The...

Oil prices retreated on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full production following last weekend’s attacks on its facilities.

Tension in the Middle East remained elevated, however, after Saudi Arabia said it would provide evidence on Wednesday linking Iran to the attacks. The...

Metals and Minerals

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan’s copper, zinc output up, steel production down

                                 Aug       July      Jan-Aug

 REFINED COPPER (tonnes)      43,187     42,980     313,265

 mth/mth pct change              0.5       10.5         ---

 yr/yr pct change                2.5       11.2        11.8

 REFINED ZINC (T)             23,762     28,375     216,020

 mth/mth pct change            -16.3        3.6         ---

 yr/yr pct change              -10.5        5.4         1.6

 ZINC CONCENTRATE (T)         19,900     18,500     153,300

 mth/mth pct change              7.6      -17.8         ---

 yr/yr pct change              -23.5      -33.2       -28.7

 ALUMINA AND...

                                 Aug       July      Jan-Aug

 REFINED COPPER (tonnes)      43,187     42,980     313,265

 mth/mth pct change              0.5       10.5         ---

 yr/yr pct change                2.5       11.2        11.8

 REFINED ZINC (T)             23,762     28,375     216,020

 mth/mth pct change            -16.3        3.6         ---

 yr/yr pct change              -10.5        5.4         1.6

 ZINC CONCENTRATE (T)         19,900     18,500     153,300

 mth/mth pct change              7.6      -17.8         ---

 yr/yr pct change              -23.5      -33.2       -28.7

 ALUMINA AND...

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan, China discuss uranium trade boost

Kazakhstan’s delegation chaired by Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy, is taking part in the 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference which is being held from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, according to the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry...

Kazakhstan’s delegation chaired by Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy, is taking part in the 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference which is being held from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, according to the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry...

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan and the United States sign a statement on minimising highly enriched uranium

Kazakhstan and the United States signed a joint statement on minimising highly enriched uranium at the 63rd session of the IAEA General Conference. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan.

As part of the Global Initiative to Reduce Nuclear Threats, research reactor conversion activities...

Kazakhstan and the United States signed a joint statement on minimising highly enriched uranium at the 63rd session of the IAEA General Conference. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan.

As part of the Global Initiative to Reduce Nuclear Threats, research reactor conversion activities...

19.09.2019

ERG supports first meeting of Kazakhstanis in Luxembourg

The Eurasian Resources Group, together with the Association of Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Luxembourg, organised the first ever meeting of Kazakhstanis in the Grand Duchy. The event, supported by Mr. Benedict Sobotka, ERG's Chief Executive Officer and Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, was attended by...

The Eurasian Resources Group, together with the Association of Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Luxembourg, organised the first ever meeting of Kazakhstanis in the Grand Duchy. The event, supported by Mr. Benedict Sobotka, ERG's Chief Executive Officer and Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, was attended by...

19.09.2019

Chromite: Kazakhstan’s less-known subsoil treasure

Kazakhstan is one of the world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The country was the third biggest chromite producer in 2018 with 4.6 million tonnes. South Africa and Turkey were the largest and second largest with 16 million and 6.5 million tonnes,...

Kazakhstan is one of the world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The country was the third biggest chromite producer in 2018 with 4.6 million tonnes. South Africa and Turkey were the largest and second largest with 16 million and 6.5 million tonnes,...

19.09.2019

Bullion trade in the air, US Fedding pointed at

Gold consolidated around the $1,500 level on Wednesday, keeping to a $3 range ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy, while fears of oil-led inflation ebbed, limiting safe-haven inflows into bullion.

Spot gold was steady at $1,501.34 per ounce by 1032 GMT. U.S. gold futures dipped 0.2% to...

Gold consolidated around the $1,500 level on Wednesday, keeping to a $3 range ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy, while fears of oil-led inflation ebbed, limiting safe-haven inflows into bullion.

Spot gold was steady at $1,501.34 per ounce by 1032 GMT. U.S. gold futures dipped 0.2% to...

19.09.2019

Bears blamed for stagnation in trendless base metal markets as most benchmarks slide

Copper prices fell on Wednesday as concern about economic growth and demand dominated sentiment, but rising hopes for a solution to a prolonged trade dispute between China and the United States limited losses.

Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.4% at $5,798 a tonne at 0933 GMT. Prices...

Copper prices fell on Wednesday as concern about economic growth and demand dominated sentiment, but rising hopes for a solution to a prolonged trade dispute between China and the United States limited losses.

Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.4% at $5,798 a tonne at 0933 GMT. Prices...

Agriculture

19.09.2019

Kazakhstan allocates more than 200 billion tenge on increasing irrigated land

Financing to restore the area of irrigated land in Kazakhstan amounts to about 218.5 billion tenge and $316 million. Earlier, President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the need to increase the irrigated area to 3 million hectares by 2030. The Ministry of Agriculture reported that since 1991 this figure has decreased from...

Financing to restore the area of irrigated land in Kazakhstan amounts to about 218.5 billion tenge and $316 million. Earlier, President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the need to increase the irrigated area to 3 million hectares by 2030. The Ministry of Agriculture reported that since 1991 this figure has decreased from...

19.09.2019

As of September 1, there are more than 3.5 million tonnes of grain in the main granaries of Kazakhstan

At the beginning of the month, statistics counted 3,523,050 thousand tonnes of grain in Akmola, Kostanai and North Kazakhstan regions.

In particular, in Akmola region, out of 1,274,363 tonnes, 644,818 tonnes were available at the receiving points, 4,319 tonnes at the flour mills, and 625,226 tonnes at the agricultural producers.

As of...

At the beginning of the month, statistics counted 3,523,050 thousand tonnes of grain in Akmola, Kostanai and North Kazakhstan regions.

In particular, in Akmola region, out of 1,274,363 tonnes, 644,818 tonnes were available at the receiving points, 4,319 tonnes at the flour mills, and 625,226 tonnes at the agricultural producers.

As of...

19.09.2019

Kazakh head of state stresses need for further support for agriculture

On Tuesday, the city of Petropavlovsk hosted the republican conference on development of rural areas and agro-industrial complex. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev chaired the meeting.

“Kazakhstan is the world’s 9th country in terms of territory. 75% its lands are suitable for agriculture. 15% or 1.3 million of economically active rural population are...

On Tuesday, the city of Petropavlovsk hosted the republican conference on development of rural areas and agro-industrial complex. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev chaired the meeting.

“Kazakhstan is the world’s 9th country in terms of territory. 75% its lands are suitable for agriculture. 15% or 1.3 million of economically active rural population are...

19.09.2019

US wheat benchmark veers up on revived global market activity

Chicago corn prices firmed on Wednesday, steadying as attention shifted away from turbulent crude oil markets and towards prospects for the U.S. harvest now getting under way. Soybeans also steadied after easing on Tuesday, with investors similarly assessing the U.S. harvest outlook amid mild late-summer weather while awaiting further developments...

Chicago corn prices firmed on Wednesday, steadying as attention shifted away from turbulent crude oil markets and towards prospects for the U.S. harvest now getting under way. Soybeans also steadied after easing on Tuesday, with investors similarly assessing the U.S. harvest outlook amid mild late-summer weather while awaiting further developments...

Communications and Transportation

19.09.2019

Internet service providers in Kazakhstan increase revenue by 13%

In January-August 2019, communications enterprises earned 520 billion tenge. In comparable prices, this is 3.4% more than in January-August 2018. Local telephone communication services accounted for 24.6 billion tenge, 7.3% less on-year, providing Internet access for 185.2 billion tenge, 12.8% more, and cellular communication services for 144.4 billion tenge, 1.8%...

In January-August 2019, communications enterprises earned 520 billion tenge. In comparable prices, this is 3.4% more than in January-August 2018. Local telephone communication services accounted for 24.6 billion tenge, 7.3% less on-year, providing Internet access for 185.2 billion tenge, 12.8% more, and cellular communication services for 144.4 billion tenge, 1.8%...

19.09.2019

Eurasian Economic Union plans to make e-commerce rules common

The rules of Internet commerce in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union should not be fragmented, Veronika Nikishina, a member of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board of Trade, said. The formation of effective government regulation in digital commerce is important, a member of the ECE board...

The rules of Internet commerce in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union should not be fragmented, Veronika Nikishina, a member of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board of Trade, said. The formation of effective government regulation in digital commerce is important, a member of the ECE board...

19.09.2019

250 world’s largest tour operators convene in Kazakhstan

The Asia-Pacific Region international tourism exhibition kicked off in the Kazakh capital to run through September 20.

The event is a unique opportunity for Kazakhstan-based tour operators and business communities to strengthen international ties in order to promote the country’s and foreign tour products. The project is purposed to contribute to...

The Asia-Pacific Region international tourism exhibition kicked off in the Kazakh capital to run through September 20.

The event is a unique opportunity for Kazakhstan-based tour operators and business communities to strengthen international ties in order to promote the country’s and foreign tour products. The project is purposed to contribute to...

People and Professional Development

19.09.2019

Akerke Akhmetova appointed Justice Vice Minister

By the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akerke Akhmetova was appointed Vice Minister of Justice.

Akerke Akhmetova was born in 1975 in Almaty, graduated from Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau Pedagogical Institute, E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University, Kokshetau University, Academy of Public Administration under the RK President, Sheffield University,...

By the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akerke Akhmetova was appointed Vice Minister of Justice.

Akerke Akhmetova was born in 1975 in Almaty, graduated from Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau Pedagogical Institute, E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University, Kokshetau University, Academy of Public Administration under the RK President, Sheffield University,...

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

19.09.2019

Pharmaceutical companies of Kazakhstan provide demand for antibiotics by only 12%, vitamins by only 5%

In July, pharmaceutical drugs in Kazakhstan increased in price by 8.7% on-year. According to the aggregate results of 7 months, annual growth amounted to 8.5%. For comparison, the general level of annual inflation in July amounted to 5.4%, in January – July to 5.1%.

Antibiotics, vitamin preparations, cardiac and analgesics went...

In July, pharmaceutical drugs in Kazakhstan increased in price by 8.7% on-year. According to the aggregate results of 7 months, annual growth amounted to 8.5%. For comparison, the general level of annual inflation in July amounted to 5.4%, in January – July to 5.1%.

Antibiotics, vitamin preparations, cardiac and analgesics went...

Regional News

19.09.2019

Russia’s industrial output up 2.9% in August

Russia’s industrial output increased by 2.9% year-on-year in August, inching up from 2.8% y/y growth in July, and posting a total 2.6% y/y growth overall in the first eight months of the year, bne Intellinews reported citing data from Rosstat.

In seasonally and calendar-adjusted month-on-month...

Russia’s industrial output increased by 2.9% year-on-year in August, inching up from 2.8% y/y growth in July, and posting a total 2.6% y/y growth overall in the first eight months of the year, bne Intellinews reported citing data from Rosstat.

In seasonally and calendar-adjusted month-on-month terms, industrial production rose 0.6% m/m,...

19.09.2019

Russia to be world’s third largest LNG exporter by 2028

By 2028, there will be only three major producers on the global gas market, which will compete with each other for consumers, RBC writes, citing research carried out by Nikos Tsafos, a senior fellow with the Energy and National Security Program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Qatar,...

By 2028, there will be only three major producers on the global gas market, which will compete with each other for consumers, RBC writes, citing research carried out by Nikos Tsafos, a senior fellow with the Energy and National Security Program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Qatar,...

19.09.2019

China, Russia eye closer sci-tech cooperation, agree to expand trade ties

China and Russia have agreed to push forward cooperation in scientific and technological innovation and continue to expand trade ties for mutual benefit and common development.

The two sides reached the agreement during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing three-day official visit to the neighboring country.

Li and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...

China and Russia have agreed to push forward cooperation in scientific and technological innovation and continue to expand trade ties for mutual benefit and common development.

The two sides reached the agreement during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing three-day official visit to the neighboring country.

Li and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...

19.09.2019

Worlds apart: China’s stocks’ pick-up explained by US Fed decision yet to be made

China stocks rose on Wednesday on expectations of lower borrowing costs at home and the United States, with a resumption of trade talks between Beijing and Washington aiding risk appetite.

China’s blue-chip CSI300 Index gained 0.5% to 3,910.08, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3% to 2,985.65860. ** The U.S. Federal...

China stocks rose on Wednesday on expectations of lower borrowing costs at home and the United States, with a resumption of trade talks between Beijing and Washington aiding risk appetite.

China’s blue-chip CSI300 Index gained 0.5% to 3,910.08, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3% to 2,985.65860. ** The U.S. Federal...

19.09.2019

China shortens unified negative list for market access

China has cut the number of sectors and businesses that are off-limits for both domestic and foreign investors in a revised negative list for market access, the country's top economic planner said Wednesday.

The shortened list contains fewer administrative measures on investment and is still subject to approval, said Meng Wei,...

China has cut the number of sectors and businesses that are off-limits for both domestic and foreign investors in a revised negative list for market access, the country's top economic planner said Wednesday.

The shortened list contains fewer administrative measures on investment and is still subject to approval, said Meng Wei,...

19.09.2019

Mongolia's external debt totals 29.7bn USD

Mongolia's external debt has amounted to nearly 30 billion U.S. dollars, more than twice the country's gross domestic product.

"Our country's external debt stood at 29.7 billion U.S. dollars at the end of the first half of this year," Atarbaatar Enkhjin, head of the Reserve Management and Financial Markets Department at...

Mongolia's external debt has amounted to nearly 30 billion U.S. dollars, more than twice the country's gross domestic product.

"Our country's external debt stood at 29.7 billion U.S. dollars at the end of the first half of this year," Atarbaatar Enkhjin, head of the Reserve Management and Financial Markets Department at...

Prices and Statistics

19.09.2019

Commodities

Date: September 19, 2019; Source: Bloomberg.com Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 58.26 +0.15 +0.26% Oct 2019 1:12 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 63.69 +0.09 +0.14% Nov 2019 1:14 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 165.68 -0.09 -0.05% Oct 2019 12:30 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.63 -0.01 -0.30% Oct 2019 1:08 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 197.43 +0.10 +0.05% Oct 2019 12:14 AM
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,502.70 -13.10 -0.86% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,495.61 +1.61 +0.11% N/A 1:24 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.77 -0.15 -0.83% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 261.20 -0.10 -0.04% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 930.09 -1.60 -0.17% N/A 1:23 AM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 370.50 -0.75 -0.20% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 485.75 -3.75 -0.77% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,401.00 +7.00 +0.29% Dec 2019 9/18/2019
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 60.92 +0.42 +0.69% Dec 2019 1:08 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 106.15 +0.85 +0.81% Dec 2019 9/18/2019

Date: September 19, 2019; Source: Bloomberg.com

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 58.26 +0.15 +0.26% Oct 2019 1:12 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 63.69 +0.09 +0.14% Nov 2019 1:14 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 165.68 -0.09 -0.05% Oct 2019 12:30 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 2.63 -0.01 -0.30% Oct 2019 1:08 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 197.43 +0.10 +0.05% Oct 2019 12:14 AM

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,502.70 -13.10 -0.86% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,495.61 +1.61 +0.11% N/A 1:24 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 17.77 -0.15 -0.83% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 261.20 -0.10 -0.04% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 930.09 -1.60 -0.17% N/A 1:23 AM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT)
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 370.50 -0.75 -0.20% Dec 2019 1:12 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 485.75 -3.75 -0.77% Dec 2019 1:13 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,401.00 +7.00 +0.29% Dec 2019 9/18/2019
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 60.92 +0.42 +0.69% Dec 2019 1:08 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 106.15 +0.85 +0.81% Dec 2019 9/18/2019
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Exchange Rates

Date: September 19, 2019; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 386.77
1 EURO EUR / KZT 427.26
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 6
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 54.56
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 5.54
1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND GBP / KZT 482.07
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 291.68
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 264.32

Date: September 19, 2019; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

386.77

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

427.26

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

6

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

54.56

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

5.54

1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND

GBP / KZT

482.07

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

291.68

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

264.32