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Commodity prices mostly fall on lack of stimulus measures

Global commodity markets mainly fell in subdued trade this week as investors expressed disappointment at the lack of central bank action to kick-start the struggling global economy.

Commodity prices mostly fall on lack of stimulus measures
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Low-powered cars becoming popular in Kazakhstan

2,661 low-powered cars were sold this May: expert.

Low-powered cars becoming popular in Kazakhstan
A man buys fish on the first day of Ramadan in downtown Tunisia. ©REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt

"These prices are unheard of! They are worse than the Ramadan heat wave," says Aisha, cradle in hand, sheltering from the blazing sun in Tunis' central market during the Muslim fasting month.

Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt
Asian markets rise again on stimulus hopes
Asian markets rise again on stimulus hopes

Asian markets were generally higher Tuesday, their third consecutive positive session, amid continued hopes for new stimulus measures by European and US central banks.

Asian markets rise again on stimulus hopes
Toyota world's top carmaker in first half: reports
Toyota world's top carmaker in first half: reports

Toyota Motor has returned to the top of the global carmakers' league, Japanese media reported on Thursday, after the firm said it had sold almost five million vehicles in the first half of the year.

Toyota world's top carmaker in first half: reports
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Euro inches off multi-year lows in Asian trade

The euro inched higher in Asian trade on Wednesday after hitting new multi-year lows against the dollar and yen amid worries over the European debt crisis.

Euro inches off multi-year lows in Asian trade
Markets panic as eurozone faces turbulent summer
Markets panic as eurozone faces turbulent summer

The world market panic that started the week looked all too familiar: an alarming reminder of last summer's financial storm brought on by the eurozone debt crisis.

Markets panic as eurozone faces turbulent summer
Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high
Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high

Oil prices hit two-month highs this week, driven by Federal Reserve stimulus hopes and Middle East unrest, while soyabeans soared to a record high as US supplies were hit by drought.

Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high
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Nasdaq hikes payout figure for botched Facebook IPO

Nasdaq on Friday raised to $62 million the amount of money it will set aside to cover trading losses due to computer glitches that disrupted the launch of Facebook shares onto the market.

Nasdaq hikes payout figure for botched Facebook IPO
"Dinanyn khikaysy" ("Dina's Story") computer game screen shot.
Kazakhstan retailers are reluctant to sell Kazakhstan-made computer games

The main problem of Kazakhstan made computer games is their quality - from the quality of graphics to even the printed disc cover design.

Kazakhstan retailers are reluctant to sell Kazakhstan-made computer games
Ratan Tata (L), chairman of the Tata Group, and Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi. ©REUTERS/Amit Dave
Tata chief keeps high hopes for Nano despite slow start

The head of India's vehicle-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group says he still has high hopes for the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, despite a slow sales start.

Tata chief keeps high hopes for Nano despite slow start
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Euro under pressure as Moody's lowers Italy bond rating

The euro was under fresh selling pressure to fall below $1.22 in Asia trade on Friday after ratings agency Moody's on Friday downgraded Italy's government bond rating.

Euro under pressure as Moody's lowers Italy bond rating
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Kazakhstan e-commerce market will grow 9-fold by 2015: i-MIX-2012

E-commerce market constitutes only about 0.45% of the overall market of Kazakhstan. It is expected to grow nine times by 2015.

Kazakhstan e-commerce market will grow 9-fold by 2015: i-MIX-2012
Cellular rates halved in 3 years in Kazakhstan
Cellular rates halved in 3 years in Kazakhstan

Cellular rates in Kazakhstan have been halved during 2009-2012 thanks to axing of the connection fee and reduction of the interconnect rate.

Cellular rates halved in 3 years in Kazakhstan
LG Electronics seeks to win race for next-generation TV
LG Electronics seeks to win race for next-generation TV

South Korea's LG Electronics, long overshadowed by Samsung Electronics, is confident it can outpace its bigger rival in the race to dominate the world's next-generation TV market.

LG Electronics seeks to win race for next-generation TV
Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends
Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends

Brent crude fell below $100 in Asia Tuesday, hours after a Norwegian crude supply disruption due to an oil workers' strike was ended by the government.

Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends
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World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers

World stock markets surged Friday, the euro jumped against the dollar, and oil prices rocketed after a key EU summit delivered surprise emergency measures to fight the eurozone debt crisis.

World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers
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People's IPO interesting for rich Kazakhstan citizens only: expert

Only several tens of thousands of rich Kazakhstan citizens living in cities will be able to take part in the People's IPO: Oraz Zhandossov.

People's IPO interesting for rich Kazakhstan citizens only: expert
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Internet-advertisement market will grow 40 percent in Kazakhstan in 2012

According to our sales-house, the growth of the Internet-advertisement market in 2012 will make around 30-40 percent versus 2011: expert.

Internet-advertisement market will grow 40 percent in Kazakhstan in 2012
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Foreign investors consider Kazakhstan one of most attractive markets in CIS

Over 30 percent of polled foreign investors consider Kazakhstan one of the most attractive markets in CIS.

Foreign investors consider Kazakhstan one of most attractive markets in CIS