KASE determines top operators of exchange foreign currency market in September and 9 months of 2008
/KASE, October 2, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined a list of
commercial banks - top operators of the exchange foreign currency market in
Kazakhstan in September 2008.

25 commercial banks and one Investment Company concluded deals on
KASE in September. Below are the ten most active KASE category "B" members
(all headquartered in Almaty). The stake of the "active ten" constituted for
89.4 % of the exchange foreign currency market.


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        Rank in:
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                                                   Activity Calculation base Ka:
                                                  indicator --------------------
September August Company short name                         ------ ------ ------
     2008   2008                                       (Ka)      V      N      D
--------- ------ -----------------------------    --------- ------ ------ ------
        1      1 Halyk Savings Bank of
                 Kazakhstan                            2.70   1.00   1.00   1.00
          2      2 SB RBS Kazakhstan**                 2.19   0.66   0.81   1.00
        3      3 Kazkommertsbank                       1.83   0.62   0.46   1.00
        4      6 Alliance bank                         1.70   0.64   0.29   1.00
        5      7 SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan               1.51   0.47   0.27   1.00
        6      4 Nurbank                               1.43   0.45   0.21   1.00
        7      5 BTA Bank*                             1.30   0.33   0.19   1.00
        8     10 Bank CenterCredit                     1.00   0.07   0.15   1.00
        9     14 Eurasian Bank                         0.99   0.05   0.16   1.00
       10     17 ATF Bank                              0.95   0.14   0.14   0.86
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* USD market maker on KASE

** former name - Subsidiary Join-stock bank ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan

Eurasian Bank, having replaced SB Alfa-Bank (eighth rank in August) and ATF
Bank, having replaced Citibank Kazakhstan (ninth rank in August) became the
newcomers of the active ten in relation to August.

Below is the table of the most active KASE category "B" members for 9 months
of 2008. 25 commercial banks and one Investment Company concluded deals
in this period. The stake of the "active ten" constituted for 83.9 % of the
exchange foreign currency market.


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                                       Activity Calculation base Ka:
                                      indicator --------------------
Rank Company short name                         ------ ------ ------
                                           (Ka)      V      N      D
---- -------------------------------- --------- ------ ------ ------
   1 SB RBS Kazakhstan                     2.60   0.91   1.00   0.99
   2 Kazkommertsbank                       2.42   0.96   0.75   0.99
   3 Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan
                                           2.32   0.86   0.78   0.95
   4 Nurbank                               2.14   1.00   0.39   0.99
   5 Alliance Bank                         2.07   0.78   0.56   0.98
   6 BTA Bank                              1.68   0.58   0.34   0.99
   7 SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan               1.65   0.36   0.54   1.00
   8 CASPIAN BANK                         1.124   0.31   0.13   0.88
   9 Citibank Kazakhstan                  1.121   0.14   0.23   0.97
  10 Eurasian Bank                         1.00   0.07   0.15   0.99
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KASE draws attention that the operators were ranked in the table in accordance
with the KASE internal document "Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Member
Activity Indicator Calculation Methodology" (Methodology), effective January
1, 2008.

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

[2008-10-02]