KASE determines top operators of exchange currency market for August and initial 8 months of 2008.
/KASE, September 2, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined the
list of commercial banks - top operators of Kazakhstan exchange currency
market for August 2008.

25 commercial banks participated in deals in August. 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:
August July Company short name                   Indicator  ----------------
  2008 2008                                           (Ka)     V     N     D
------ ---- ----------------------------------------------  ----  ----  ----
     1    4 Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC*     2.70  1.00  1.00  1.00
     2    1 SB RBS Kazakhstan JSC**                   2.44  1.00  0.71  1.00
     3    2 Kazkommertsbank JSC                       2.32  0.98  0.60  1.00
     4    3 Nurbank JSC                               1.90  0.89  0.23  1.00
     5    5 BTA Bank JSC                              1.76  0.58  0.43  1.00
     6    6 Alliance Bank JSC                         1.65  0.59  0.29  1.00
     7    7 Subsidiary Bank HSBC Bank of              
            Kazakhstan JSC                            1.40  0.15  0.49  1.00
     8   13 SB Alfa-Bank JSC                          1.96  0.03  0.15  1.00
     9   18 Citibank Kazakhstan JSC                   0.94  0.10  0.09  0.95
    10    9 Bank CenterCredit JSC                     0.92  0.05  0.08  1.00
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* USD market maker on KASE
**the previous name - Subsidiary Bank ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan JSC

SB Alfa-Bank JSC, having replaced BANK CASPIAN JSC (eighth rank in July)
and Citibank Kazakhstan JSC, replacing Eurasian Bank JSC (tenth rank in July)
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 8 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  SB RBS Kazakhstan JSC                      2.51  0.82  1.00  0.99
   2  Kazkommertsbank JSC                        2.37  0.88  0.77  0.99
   3  Nurbank JSC                                2.16  1.00  0.41  0.99
   4  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC       2.03  0.63  0.71  0.95
   5  Alliance Bank JSC                          1.99  0.68  0.59  0.98
   6  BTA Bank JSC                               1.67  0.55  0.36  0.99
   7  Subsidiary Bank HSBC Bank                  1.56  0.25  0.57  1.00
      Kazakhstan JSC                             1.16  0.34  0.13  0.88
   8  BANK CASPIAN JSC                           
   9  Citibank Kazakhstan JSC                    1.14  0.16  0.24  0.96
  10  Eurasian Bank JSC                          0.99  0.06  0.15  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

[2008-09-02]