KASE determines top operators of exchange currency market for July and initial 7 months of 2008.
/KASE, August 1, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined the list
of commercial banks - top operators of Kazakhstan exchange currency market
for July 2008.

25 commercial banks participated in deals in June. Below is the table of 10 most
active KASE category "B" members (headquarters of all banks specified in the
table are located in Almaty).

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      Rank                                                   Calculation base
                                                   Activity               Ka:
July  June                                        Indicator  ----------------
2008  2008  Company short name                         (Ka)     V     N     D
----  ----  ------------------------------------  ---------  ----  ----  ----
   1     5  Subsidiary Bank ABN AMRO Bank              2.45  0.75  1.00  1.00
            Kazakhstan JSC
   2     2  Kazkommertsbank JSC                        2.26  0.89  0.63  1.00
   3     3  Nurbank JSC                                1.95  1.00  0.21  0.95
   4     1  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC       1.67  0.31  0.62  1.00
   5     6  BTA Bank JSC                               1.57  0.69  0.13  0.95
   6     4  Alliance Bank JSC                          1.56  0.43  0.41  0.95
   7     7  Subsidiary Bank HSBC Bank of               1.36  0.19  0.41  1.00
            Kazakhstan JSC
   8    12  BANK CASPIAN JSC                           1.13  0.29  0.08  0.95
   9    14  Bank CenterCredit JSC                      0.98  0.13  0.05  1.00
  10     9  Eurasian Bank JSC                          0.92  0.08  0.05  1.00
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* USD market maker on KASE

BANK CASPIAN JSC, having replaced ATFBank JSC (eighth rank in June) and
Bank CenterCredit JSC, replacing Citibank Kazakhstan JSC (tenth rank in June)
have become the newcomers of the "active ten".

Below is the table of the most active KASE category "B" members in the sector
for the last 7 months of 2008. 26 commercial banks participated in deals in the
period.

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                                                       Calculation base
                                             Activity               Ka:
                                            Indicator  ----------------
Rank  Company short name                         (Ka)     V     N     D
----  ------------------------------------  ---------  ----  ----  ----
   1  Subsidiary Bank ABN AMRO Bank              2.44  0.75  1.00  0.99
      Kazakhstan JSC
   2  Kazkommertsbank JSC                        2.31  0.84  0.76  0.99
   3  Nurbank JSC                                2.17  1.00  0.43  0.99
   4  Alliance Bank JSC                          2.02  0.68  0.62  0.97
   5  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC       1.79  0.52  0.58  0.94
   6  BTA Bank JSC                               1.60  0.53  0.32  0.99
   7  Subsidiary Bank HSBC Bank                  1.55  0.26  0.54  1.00
      Kazakhstan JSC
   8  BANK CASPIAN JSC                           1.20  0.35  0.15  0.90
   9  Citibank Kazakhstan JSC                    1.17  0.17  0.26  0.97
  10  Eurasian Bank JSC                          1.00  0.07  0.16  0.99
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KASE draws attention to have ranked the operators of the exchange currency
market, specified in the tables, in accordance with the KASE internal document
"Methodology of Estimation of Activity Indicators of Members of
Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Inc." (Methodology), effective January 1, 2008.

The Methodology is available at the KASE site at:
http://www.kase.kz/files/normative_base/members_activity.pdf

[2008-08-01]