Issue 3074 - 25.09.2018
25.09.2018

Kazakhstan securities market becomes more active

Trades on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange in August 2018 culminated in a total traded volume of 9.6 trillion tg, which is 5.6% less than a year earlier at 10.2 trillion tg. The reduction in volumes is mainly formed in the money market, in which 80.7% of the trading volume is concentrated. In this sector, the reduction was by 9.2%, from 8.6 to 7.8 trillion tg.

In the rest of the markets, the trades ended with an increase in volume. In the securities market, 451 billion tenge (increase by 45.8%), foreign currencies - 1.4 trillion tg (increase by 6%).

The cumulative market share of the Central Bank and foreign currency is 19.3% of the total trading volume or 1.9 trillion tg.

The volume of trading in August turned out to be lower than the volume of the previous year for the first time in the last 5 years.

From the beginning of 2018, trading volumes declined by 22.3%.

The main index of the stock market, KASE Index, against the background of external negative factors is reduced for the third month in a row. The drawdown of the index from its local maximum was 12.1% at the end of August.

Trade volume at KASE. July (KZT bln)

2018

2017

Growth%

Total trade volume

9647.7

10 218.3

-5.6%

Securities Market

451.0

309.3

45.8%

Shares

162.4

14.7

1004.7%

Investment funds securities

0

0.4

-97.1%

Corporate bonds

18.9

217.3

-91.3%

MFI securities

0

0

 

State securities

269.6

76.9

250.4%

Derivatives

0

0

 

Foreign currency

1407.9

1328.8

6.0%

Money market

7788.8

8578.5

-9.2%

Currency swap operations

2266.1

2096.0

8.1%

REPO operations

5522.7

6482.4

-14.8%

Derivatives

0

1.7

 

Reported by Finprom (Kazakhstan).

Kazakhstan General

25.09.2018

Kazakh FM to present draft Counter-Terrorism Code at UN

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov will represent the Counter-Terrorism Code at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

"A presentation of the Code themed Achievements of the Terrorism-Free World will become the highlight for Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the UNGA. We would like to present the Code on September...

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov will represent the Counter-Terrorism Code at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

"A presentation of the Code themed Achievements of the Terrorism-Free World will become the highlight for Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the UNGA. We would like to present the Code on September...

25.09.2018

One gun shop out of three closed in Kazakhstan after introduction of new regulations

A third of the gun shops in Kazakhstan closed after the introduction of the new rules, Kazakh media reported.

According to the law signed in December 2016, the gun shops cannot be located in residential buildings. The ones located in crowded places were given time until July this year to move...

A third of the gun shops in Kazakhstan closed after the introduction of the new rules, Kazakh media reported.

According to the law signed in December 2016, the gun shops cannot be located in residential buildings. The ones located in crowded places were given time until July this year to move...

25.09.2018

Kazakh head of state introduces newcomers in top echelons

On September 19, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Alikhan Smailov as the new Minister of Finance and Gabit Baizhanov the Assistant to the President, as Secretary of the Security Council.

Smailov had served as the Aide to the President for economic affairs since December 2015. He replaced Bakhyt Sultanov in the...

On September 19, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Alikhan Smailov as the new Minister of Finance and Gabit Baizhanov the Assistant to the President, as Secretary of the Security Council.

Smailov had served as the Aide to the President for economic affairs since December 2015. He replaced Bakhyt Sultanov in the...

25.09.2018

Damages caused by wildfires in 2018 amount to KZT199m

In Kazakhstan there were 352 natural fires, and the damage caused by them made 199 million tenge, according to Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs Yuri Ilyin while speaking at a briefing in the Central Communications Service.

The vice minister cited statistics: in the number of 352 natural fires in the republic,...

In Kazakhstan there were 352 natural fires, and the damage caused by them made 199 million tenge, according to Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs Yuri Ilyin while speaking at a briefing in the Central Communications Service.

The vice minister cited statistics: in the number of 352 natural fires in the republic,...

Oil and Gas Sector

25.09.2018

KIOGE 2018 Сonference: oil industry growth drivers, digitalization and changes in the legislation

A unique event in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan and the entire Caspian region - the 26th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Conference - KIOGE 2018 will take place from September 26 to 27, 2018 at Intercontinental in Almaty. More than 1,000 oil and gas professionals will get...

A unique event in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan and the entire Caspian region - the 26th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Conference - KIOGE 2018 will take place from September 26 to 27, 2018 at Intercontinental in Almaty. More than 1,000 oil and gas professionals will get...

25.09.2018

KazTransOil opens representative office in Moscow

The Board of Directors of KazTransOil decided to open a representative office in Moscow.

This decision was made with the purpose of optimal and effective execution of KazTransOil contractual obligations in relations with Transneft and shippers of Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan in the provision of services for the transportation of Kazakh...

The Board of Directors of KazTransOil decided to open a representative office in Moscow.

This decision was made with the purpose of optimal and effective execution of KazTransOil contractual obligations in relations with Transneft and shippers of Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan in the provision of services for the transportation of Kazakh...

25.09.2018

New Tengiz sea terminal in Kazakhstan handles first cargo

Kazakhstan's new sea terminal in the Caspian Sea, built as part of the construction of the third plant at the Tengiz oil field, has begun to receive cargo.

The new terminal is meant to receive large-sized cargo going to construction sites. According to the manager of the normative legal department of...

Kazakhstan's new sea terminal in the Caspian Sea, built as part of the construction of the third plant at the Tengiz oil field, has begun to receive cargo.

The new terminal is meant to receive large-sized cargo going to construction sites. According to the manager of the normative legal department of...

25.09.2018

World's largest load-lifting crane assembled at Tengiz

The world's largest load-lifting crane was assembled at the Tengiz field, where a new oil plant is under construction.

Total lifting capacity of the crane is 3500 tonnes. It took seven additional cranes to assemble.

"The 3500-tonne crane was assembled at a construction site in Tengiz, where a new oil refinery is...

The world's largest load-lifting crane was assembled at the Tengiz field, where a new oil plant is under construction.

Total lifting capacity of the crane is 3500 tonnes. It took seven additional cranes to assemble.

"The 3500-tonne crane was assembled at a construction site in Tengiz, where a new oil refinery is...

25.09.2018

15 hazardous wells to be liquidated in Atyrau region

15 high-risk oil wells must be liquidated in Atyrau region. This was reported by the head of the department of ecology in the region, Kabizhan Kapanov.

"90 emergency oil and gas wells were registered in Atyrau region. Of these, 88 are located on the contract territory, two are transferred to the...

15 high-risk oil wells must be liquidated in Atyrau region. This was reported by the head of the department of ecology in the region, Kabizhan Kapanov.

"90 emergency oil and gas wells were registered in Atyrau region. Of these, 88 are located on the contract territory, two are transferred to the...

25.09.2018

OPEC-non-OPEC oil output cut deal compliance at 129% in August

The compliance of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers including Russia and Kazakhstan, with the Vienna oil output deal reached 129 percent in August, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

"In August, 129 percent," Novak said on the arrival for OPEC-non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC)...

The compliance of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers including Russia and Kazakhstan, with the Vienna oil output deal reached 129 percent in August, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

"In August, 129 percent," Novak said on the arrival for OPEC-non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC)...

25.09.2018

Kazakh crude benchmark up in Baltic, down in Mediteranean

Urals crude oil differentials firmed against dated Brent in northwest Europe on Monday, but weakened in the Mediterranean. As a result, the price spread between the Russian grade’s price in the south and north of Europe narrowed.

In the Platts window, trading firm BB Energy offered 80,000 tonnes of Urals loading...

Urals crude oil differentials firmed against dated Brent in northwest Europe on Monday, but weakened in the Mediterranean. As a result, the price spread between the Russian grade’s price in the south and north of Europe narrowed.

In the Platts window, trading firm BB Energy offered 80,000 tonnes of Urals loading...

25.09.2018

Oil benchmarks rise as OPEC, NOPEC flex muscles

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out any immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC states, including top producer...

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out any immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC states, including top producer...

25.09.2018

Russia ready to fund Nord Stream 2 if US imposes sanctions – report

The US has repeatedly denounced the Russian-European joint venture to build a direct gas pipeline from Russia to the center of the EU via the Baltic Sea. Apart from lambasting Berlin for colluding with Moscow, Washington has already laid the groundwork for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream 2....

The US has repeatedly denounced the Russian-European joint venture to build a direct gas pipeline from Russia to the center of the EU via the Baltic Sea. Apart from lambasting Berlin for colluding with Moscow, Washington has already laid the groundwork for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream 2....

Finance and Investment

25.09.2018

Kazakhstan is ahead of Belarus and Russia in terms of the minimum pension

As of September 1 of the current year, the average pension in Kazakhstan makes 81 174 tenge or 226 US dollar. For comparison, in Russia the average pension according to the Federal State Statistics Service is 13 323.1 rouble or 200 US dollar, and in Belarus, according to the Ministry...

As of September 1 of the current year, the average pension in Kazakhstan makes 81 174 tenge or 226 US dollar. For comparison, in Russia the average pension according to the Federal State Statistics Service is 13 323.1 rouble or 200 US dollar, and in Belarus, according to the Ministry...

25.09.2018

Investments in the agricultural sector concentrate on main crop areas

By the results of 8 months, the volume of capital investments in agribusiness reached 175.7 billion tenge, which is 8.2% more than a year earlier, and 5.3% more in comparable prices.

More than half of all investments fell on the three main crop areas of the country: North Kazakhstan for 25.7%,...

By the results of 8 months, the volume of capital investments in agribusiness reached 175.7 billion tenge, which is 8.2% more than a year earlier, and 5.3% more in comparable prices.

More than half of all investments fell on the three main crop areas of the country: North Kazakhstan for 25.7%,...

25.09.2018

Microfinance in Kazakhstan lags behind neighbouring countries in the region

According to the Microfinance Information Exchange, Kazakhstan's position among Central Asian countries on the MFI market is not too impressive.

Thus, the number of active borrowers in the microfinance system of Kazakhstan is 258.7 thousand people, while in Kyrgyzstan there are 364.3 thousand, in Tajikistan - 336.1 thousand. Borrowers in Uzbekistan...

According to the Microfinance Information Exchange, Kazakhstan's position among Central Asian countries on the MFI market is not too impressive.

Thus, the number of active borrowers in the microfinance system of Kazakhstan is 258.7 thousand people, while in Kyrgyzstan there are 364.3 thousand, in Tajikistan - 336.1 thousand. Borrowers in Uzbekistan...

25.09.2018

Banking market between recovery and liquidation

The landscape of the country's banking sector has changed significantly this year. Tightening regulation led to the withdrawal of insolvent players from the market. As a result, today there are 28 banks in Kazakhstan.

At the end of August, Eximbank and Qazaq Banki lost their banking licenses and will be forcibly...

The landscape of the country's banking sector has changed significantly this year. Tightening regulation led to the withdrawal of insolvent players from the market. As a result, today there are 28 banks in Kazakhstan.

At the end of August, Eximbank and Qazaq Banki lost their banking licenses and will be forcibly...

25.09.2018

US dollar settles at KZT355.12 on Monday

The following technical report was posted by the national currency exchange, located at the Almaty stock exchange KASE.

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+1 in tenge (USDKZT_TOM) made KZT355.12 per US dollar at the trades volume USD102,200 th.;

- weighted average US...

The following technical report was posted by the national currency exchange, located at the Almaty stock exchange KASE.

Based on results of trades on the spot-market:

- weighted average US dollar rate with settlements T+1 in tenge (USDKZT_TOM) made KZT355.12 per US dollar at the trades volume USD102,200 th.;

- weighted average US...

25.09.2018

Euro new traders’, investors’ darling, eclipsing greenback

The euro rose to more than a three-month high against the dollar on Monday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said he sees a vigorous pickup in euro zone inflation, backing moves toward unwinding an EC Basset purchase program meant to stimulate the economy.

The single currency has been on...

The euro rose to more than a three-month high against the dollar on Monday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said he sees a vigorous pickup in euro zone inflation, backing moves toward unwinding an EC Basset purchase program meant to stimulate the economy.

The single currency has been on...

Metals and Minerals

25.09.2018

KAZ Minerals lifted to hold at Zacks Investment Research

KAZ Minl PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:KZMYY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday, September 8th.

According to Zacks, “KAZ Minerals PLC is involved in mining, producing and selling copper concentrates primarily in Kazakhstan and...

KAZ Minl PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:KZMYY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday, September 8th.

According to Zacks, “KAZ Minerals PLC is involved in mining, producing and selling copper concentrates primarily in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The company’s...

25.09.2018

Market cautiously positive on gold over US dollar slide

Gold was steady on Monday partly in response to a dip in the dollar, but activity was muted because investors are waiting for a U.S. central bank meeting this week, expected to result in an interest rate increase.

Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,200.03 an ounce by 1220 GMT,...

Gold was steady on Monday partly in response to a dip in the dollar, but activity was muted because investors are waiting for a U.S. central bank meeting this week, expected to result in an interest rate increase.

Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,200.03 an ounce by 1220 GMT,...

25.09.2018

Base metals in troubled waters despite currency correction

London copper eased on Monday as buying was thinned by holidays in China and Japan and fresh jitters on global trade, a session after it notched up its biggest one-day advance in more than five years.

Trade war worries had eased last week on expectations that any impact to

London copper eased on Monday as buying was thinned by holidays in China and Japan and fresh jitters on global trade, a session after it notched up its biggest one-day advance in more than five years.

Trade war worries had eased last week on expectations that any impact to global growth...

25.09.2018

2019, the return of the long-awaited Uranium Bull?

As you may know Azincourt Energy, in addition to its lithium exploration projects, has two advanced uranium exploration projects in the prolific Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, (as well as an early stage exploration project in the Picotani volcanic field, Puno, Peru). As some of you might know, the Athabasca Basin is...

As you may know Azincourt Energy, in addition to its lithium exploration projects, has two advanced uranium exploration projects in the prolific Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, (as well as an early stage exploration project in the Picotani volcanic field, Puno, Peru). As some of you might know, the Athabasca Basin is...

Trade and Consumer Goods

25.09.2018

Kazakhstan, Georgia increase trade by 67%

The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan has organized a business forum jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Georgia and with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Georgia within the framework of the trade and economic mission of the...

The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan has organized a business forum jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Georgia and with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Georgia within the framework of the trade and economic mission of the...

25.09.2018

Kazakhstan threatened by shortage of sugar

In Kazakhstan there is a shortage of sugar. This statement was made by manufacturers. In response, the Ministry of National Economy reported that it sees no shortage and no reason to talk about the increase in sugar prices. The official comment of the Ministry of Economy looks like this: "According...

In Kazakhstan there is a shortage of sugar. This statement was made by manufacturers. In response, the Ministry of National Economy reported that it sees no shortage and no reason to talk about the increase in sugar prices. The official comment of the Ministry of Economy looks like this: "According...

Agriculture

25.09.2018

More than 13.9 million tonnes of grain threshed in Kazakhstan

By September 24, according to a summary of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, in the republic, grains were harvested from 10,838.2 thousand hectares (72.1% of the area), 13,950.3 thousand tonnes of grain were harvested.

Last year, by September 24, the gross grain harvest amounted to more than 19.3 million tonnes.

To...

By September 24, according to a summary of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, in the republic, grains were harvested from 10,838.2 thousand hectares (72.1% of the area), 13,950.3 thousand tonnes of grain were harvested.

Last year, by September 24, the gross grain harvest amounted to more than 19.3 million tonnes.

To...

25.09.2018

Preparation of roughage close to an end in East Kazakhstan

As of September 24, hay stocks in the EKO amounted to almost 91% of the assignment.

Haymaking is almost complete. Its volume to date was almost 98%.

As of September 24, the reserves of silo type of feed in the region make up almost 35% of the planned. Straw farmers have already...

As of September 24, hay stocks in the EKO amounted to almost 91% of the assignment.

Haymaking is almost complete. Its volume to date was almost 98%.

As of September 24, the reserves of silo type of feed in the region make up almost 35% of the planned. Straw farmers have already...

25.09.2018

Investment in agriculture up in Kazakhstan

The volume of capital expenditures into agro-industrial complex for the past 8 months reached KZT175.7 billion which is 8.2% more than in 2017.

The greater part of all investments accounts for three key granaries of Kazakhstan, namely the North Kazakhstan (25.7%), Kostanay (13.9%) and Akmola region (11.2%). The said three regions...

The volume of capital expenditures into agro-industrial complex for the past 8 months reached KZT175.7 billion which is 8.2% more than in 2017.

The greater part of all investments accounts for three key granaries of Kazakhstan, namely the North Kazakhstan (25.7%), Kostanay (13.9%) and Akmola region (11.2%). The said three regions...

25.09.2018

Major agro benchmarks down on politics fatigue

Chicago soybean futures slid for a second session on Monday as fears of a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing weighed on the market with new tariffs taking effect.

Corn slid, but the market was trading close to its highest since Sept. 12 with prices underpinned by strong demand and...

Chicago soybean futures slid for a second session on Monday as fears of a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing weighed on the market with new tariffs taking effect.

Corn slid, but the market was trading close to its highest since Sept. 12 with prices underpinned by strong demand and...

Communications and Transportation

25.09.2018

Flights poised to fall in price in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan expects a decline in air ticket prices in 2019.

During the government hour in the Parliament, deputy Shavkat Utemisov addressed a representative of the ministry, noting that high prices for air and railway tickets are a big barrier to the development of tourism.

"For...

The Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan expects a decline in air ticket prices in 2019.

During the government hour in the Parliament, deputy Shavkat Utemisov addressed a representative of the ministry, noting that high prices for air and railway tickets are a big barrier to the development of tourism.

"For...

25.09.2018

Publicis Groupe Kazakhstan announces new software for the advertising market

Publicis Groupe Kazakhstan, a member of the media holding Publicis Groupe of France, the largest communications company in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, for the first time in the practice of the domestic advertising market launches the principle of automated purchases of advertising equipment Programmatic TV and specialised software, MAKSAT. The...

Publicis Groupe Kazakhstan, a member of the media holding Publicis Groupe of France, the largest communications company in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, for the first time in the practice of the domestic advertising market launches the principle of automated purchases of advertising equipment Programmatic TV and specialised software, MAKSAT. The...

25.09.2018

Transit flow from China through Kazakhstan increases by 60%

This was reported by the Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. "Until the end of 2018, a 72-hour visa-free transit for citizens of China and India, through the cities of Almaty and Astana, was introduced.

As a result, the transit flow from China through Kazakhstan increased by 60 percent, more...

This was reported by the Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. "Until the end of 2018, a 72-hour visa-free transit for citizens of China and India, through the cities of Almaty and Astana, was introduced.

As a result, the transit flow from China through Kazakhstan increased by 60 percent, more...

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

25.09.2018

New regulations for primary healthcare introduced

The Social Medical Insurance Fund (SMIF) has introduced new rules for registering at polyclinics across Kazakhstan. Citizens may now enrol at the clinics, egov.kz website and public services centres.

“I want to note that citizens can register with medical organisations that are accredited in the national healthcare database. Medical organisations provide...

The Social Medical Insurance Fund (SMIF) has introduced new rules for registering at polyclinics across Kazakhstan. Citizens may now enrol at the clinics, egov.kz website and public services centres.

“I want to note that citizens can register with medical organisations that are accredited in the national healthcare database. Medical organisations provide...

Kazakhstan Events

25.09.2018

EU Delegation to Kazakhstan cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition - European Art Residence "Ghost Expedition"

Date and Time: 26 September, 7.00 p.m.

Venue: TSE Art Destination, Republic ave. 33A, Аstana

The project organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan in cooperation with the TSE Gallery, the Embassy of Switzerland to Kazakhstan and the Akimat of Mangistau region will present the results of field research,...

Date and Time: 26 September, 7.00 p.m.

Venue: TSE Art Destination, Republic ave. 33A, Аstana

The project organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan in cooperation with the TSE Gallery, the Embassy of Switzerland to Kazakhstan and the Akimat of Mangistau region will present the results of field research,...

Regional News

25.09.2018

China notes fast-growing investment in high-tech sectors in the pipeline

The planned investment or intended investment in China's high-tech sectors saw strong growth in the first eight months of 2018, data showed.

From January to August, new intended investment in such sectors surged 69.6 percent from the year earlier, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a report, citing data...

The planned investment or intended investment in China's high-tech sectors saw strong growth in the first eight months of 2018, data showed.

From January to August, new intended investment in such sectors surged 69.6 percent from the year earlier, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a report, citing data...

25.09.2018

China's local gov't debt balance within official limit

China's local government debt balance stood at 17.66 trillion yuan (about 2.58 trillion US dollars) by the end of August, remaining within the official limit, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

The country's top legislative body has decided that the upper limit for local government debt this...

China's local government debt balance stood at 17.66 trillion yuan (about 2.58 trillion US dollars) by the end of August, remaining within the official limit, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

The country's top legislative body has decided that the upper limit for local government debt this year should be...

25.09.2018

Russian banks to meet commitments before citizens in any currency - Central Bank

Russian banks have enough resources to meet all their commitments before the citizens in any currency, Russian Central Bank’s chief Elvira Nabiullina vowed on Saturday.

"We have enough resources and tools to ensure that banks meet their commitments before the citizens in any currency," Nabiullina said on Rossiya’1...

Russian banks have enough resources to meet all their commitments before the citizens in any currency, Russian Central Bank’s chief Elvira Nabiullina vowed on Saturday.

"We have enough resources and tools to ensure that banks meet their commitments before the citizens in any currency," Nabiullina said on Rossiya’1 TV channel during...

25.09.2018

Russia to beef up food exports

Russia’s federal project on agricultural exports will be presented to the government by October 1. According to President Putin’s May decree, annual agricultural exports should more than double to $45 bln by 2024. According to Vedomosti, the Agricultural Ministry expects Russia’s grain supplies to account for the largest volume of...

Russia’s federal project on agricultural exports will be presented to the government by October 1. According to President Putin’s May decree, annual agricultural exports should more than double to $45 bln by 2024. According to Vedomosti, the Agricultural Ministry expects Russia’s grain supplies to account for the largest volume of...

25.09.2018

Azeris aspire to form regional e-trade centre

Important steps are being taken in Azerbaijan to ensure and establish legal regulation in e-commerce.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Elmir Velizade made the remarks at an e-commerce forum in Baku on September 24.

Velizade noted that one of the important components is to ensure the possibility...

Important steps are being taken in Azerbaijan to ensure and establish legal regulation in e-commerce.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Elmir Velizade made the remarks at an e-commerce forum in Baku on September 24.

Velizade noted that one of the important components is to ensure the possibility...

Prices and Statistics

25.09.2018

Commodities

Date: September 25, 2018; Source: Bloomberg.com   Energy
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 72.26 +0.18 +0.25% Nov 2018 12:21 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 81.45 +0.25 +0.31% Nov 2018 12:21 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 206.17 +0.70 +0.34% Oct 2018 12:15 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 3.05 +0.01 +0.43% Oct 2018 12:13 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 228.97 +0.38 +0.17% Oct 2018 9/24/2018
Precious and Industrial Metals
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,202.90 -1.50 -0.12% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,198.74 -0.29 -0.02% N/A 12:32 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 14.27 -0.07 -0.50% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 280.05 -3.55 -1.25% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 828.81 +1.61 +0.19% N/A 12:31 AM
Agriculture
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 358.50 -2.00 -0.55% Dec 2018 12:21 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 522.25 -4.75 -0.90% Dec 2018 12:20 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,235.00 +68.00 +3.14% Dec 2018 9/24/2018
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 78.55 -0.03 -0.04% Dec 2018 12:16 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 117.00 -1.45 -1.22% Dec 2018 9/24/2018

Date: September 25, 2018; Source: Bloomberg.com

 

Energy

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
CL1:COMWTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 72.26 +0.18 +0.25% Nov 2018 12:21 AM
CO1:COMBrent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 81.45 +0.25 +0.31% Nov 2018 12:21 AM
XB1:COMRBOB Gasoline (Nymex) USd/gal. 206.17 +0.70 +0.34% Oct 2018 12:15 AM
NG1:COMNatural Gas (Nymex) USD/MMBtu 3.05 +0.01 +0.43% Oct 2018 12:13 AM
HO1:COMHeating Oil (Nymex) USd/gal. 228.97 +0.38 +0.17% Oct 2018 9/24/2018

Precious and Industrial Metals

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
GC1:COMGold (Comex) USD/t oz. 1,202.90 -1.50 -0.12% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
XAUUSD:CURGold Spot USD/t oz. 1,198.74 -0.29 -0.02% N/A 12:32 AM
SI1:COMSilver (Comex) USD/t oz. 14.27 -0.07 -0.50% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
HG1:COMCopper (Comex) USd/lb. 280.05 -3.55 -1.25% Dec 2018 12:22 AM
XPTUSD:CURPlatinum Spot USD/t oz. 828.81 +1.61 +0.19% N/A 12:31 AM

Agriculture

INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME (EDT) 2 DAY
C 1:COMCorn (CBOT) USd/bu. 358.50 -2.00 -0.55% Dec 2018 12:21 AM
W 1:COMWheat (CBOT) USd/bu. 522.25 -4.75 -0.90% Dec 2018 12:20 AM
CC1:COMCocoa (ICE) USD/MT 2,235.00 +68.00 +3.14% Dec 2018 9/24/2018
CT1:COMCotton #2 (ICE) USd/lb. 78.55 -0.03 -0.04% Dec 2018 12:16 AM
LC1:COMLive Cattle (CME) USd/lb. 117.00 -1.45 -1.22% Dec 2018 9/24/2018
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Exchange Rates

Date: September 25, 2018; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan
1 US DOLLAR USD / KZT 354.12
1 EURO EUR / KZT 416.73
1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE RUB / KZT 5.37
1 CHINESE YUAN CNY / KZT 51.65
1 KYRGYZIAN SOM KGS / KZT 5.14
1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND GBP / KZT 464.64
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR CAD / KZT 273.6
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD / KZT 257.55

Date: September 25, 2018; Source: the National Bank of Kazakhstan

1 US DOLLAR

USD / KZT

354.12

1 EURO

EUR / KZT

416.73

1 RUSSIAN ROUBLE

RUB / KZT

5.37

1 CHINESE YUAN

CNY / KZT

51.65

1 KYRGYZIAN SOM

KGS / KZT

5.14

1 GREAT BRITAIN POUND

GBP / KZT

464.64

1 CANADIAN DOLLAR

CAD / KZT

273.6

1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

AUD / KZT

257.55