KASE defines leaders of exchange foreign currency market for May and initial 5 mths of 2008
/KASE, June 3, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) defined a list of
commercial banks - leaders of the exchange foreign currency market in
Kazakhstan for May 2008.

Totally 25 commercial banks participated in conclusion of deals on KASE in
May. Below is the list of the ten most active KASE members of category "B"
(headquarters of all banks indicated in the table are located in Almaty).

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 Rank in:                                          
---------                                Activity Calculation base for Ka:
 May Apr.                               indicator ------------------------
2008 2008 Company short name                 (Ka)        V       N       D
---- ---- ----------------------------- --------- -------- ------- -------
   1    1 Subsidiary Joint-stock Bank
          ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan JSC       2.40     0.74    1.00    0.95
   2    4 Nurbank JSC                        2.29     0.99    0.55    1.00
   3    3 Kazkommertsbank JSC                2.24     1.00    0.53    0.95
   4    2 Alliance Bank JSC                  2.10     0.94    0.44    0.95
   5    7 BTA Bank JSC*                      2.05     0.72    0.60    1.00
   6    5 Halyk Savings Bank of              2.01     0.90    0.39    0.95
          Kazakhstan JSC*
   7    9 Citibank Kazakhstan JSC            1.59     0.25    0.60    1.00
   8    8 Subsidiary Bank HSBC               1.57     0.30    0.52    1.00
          Bank Kazakhstan JSC
   9   13 Eurasian bank JSC                  1.11     0.04    0.30    1.00
  10   12 Subsidiary Bank Alfa-Bank JSC      1.08     0.06    0.24    1.00
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* market maker on USD on KASE

Eurasian bank JSC and Subsidiary of Alfa-Bank JSC have become the
newcomers of the "active ten" in relation to April 2008, having 
replaced BANK CASPIAN JSC (the sixth rank in April) and ATFBank JSC 
(the tenth rank in April).

Below is the table of the most active KASE members of category "B" 
in the sector for the initial 5 months of 2008. 26 commercial banks 
participated in deals during the period.

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                                     Activity Calculation base for Ka:
                                    indicator ------------------------
Rank Company short name                  (Ka)        V       N       D
---- ------------------------------ --------- -------- ------- -------
   1 Subsidiary Joint-stock Bank
     ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan JSC "      2.43     0.73    1.00    0.99
   2 Kazkommertsbank JSC                 2.37     0.81    0.85    0.99
   3 Nurbank JSC "                       2.36     1.00    0.63    0.99
   4 Alliance Bank JSC                   2.20     0.73    0.76    0.98
   5 BTA Bank JSC                        1.64     0.38    0.51    0.99
   6 Halyk Savings Bank                  1.54     0.51    0.32    0.92
     of Kazakhstan JSC
   7 Subsidiary Bank HSBC                1.49     0.29    0.45    1.00
     Bank Kazakhstan JSC
   8 Citibank Kazakhstan JSC             1.47     0.21    0.51    1.00
   9 BANK CASPIAN JSC                    1.33     0.42    0.23    0.89
  10 Kazinvestbank JSC                   1.10     0.09    0.25    0.98
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KASE draws attention for the activity ranking of the exchange market 
operators specified in the tables to have been compiled according 
to the internal document of KASE Methodology of Calculation 
of Activity Indicators of Members of Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Inc. 
(Methodology), effective from January 1, 2008.

The methodology text is available at the KASE website at:
http://www.kase.kz/files/normative_base/members_activity.pdf

[2008-06-03]