KASE determines top operators of exchange foreign currencies market for October and 10 months of 2008
/KASE, November 3, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined top
operators of the exchange foreign currencies market in Kazakhstan in October.
2008.

Totally, 25 second-tier banks concluded deals in October 2008. Below are the
ten most active KASE category "B" members (all headquartered in Almaty, unless
specified otherwise). The stake of the "top-10" constituted for 86.1 % of the
exchange secondary corporate bond market.

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   Rank in:                                                          Calcuation
-----------                                          Activity          base Ka:
Oct.  Sept.                                         indicator  ----------------
2008   2008  Company short name                          (Ka)     V     N     D
----  -----  -------------------------------------  ---------  ----  ----  ----
   1      1  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC*       2.66  0.96  1.00  1.00
   2      5  SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan                     2.42  0.72  1.00  1.00
   3      2  SB RBS Kazakhstan                           2.39  1.00  0.66  1.00
   4      3  Kazkommertsbank                             1.95  0.87  0.31  1.00
   5      6  Nurbank                                     1.55  0.37  0.42  1.00
   6      4  Alliance Bank                               1.35  0.38  0.24  0.95
   7     10  ATFBank                                     1.09  0.09  0.23  1.00
   8      7  BTA Bank*                                   1.06  0.12  0.19  0.95
   9      9  Eurasian Bank                               1.02  0.06  0.18  1.00
  10      8  Bank CenterCredit                           0.96  0.07  0.10  1.00
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* US dollar market-maker on KASE

Below is the table of the most active KASE category "B" members in 10 months
of 2008. 26 second-tier banks and 1 investment company concluded the
deals. The stake of the "top-10" constituted for 84.0 % of the exchange foreign
currencies market turnover.

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                                                                    Calculation
                                                                       base Ka:
                                           Activity indicator  ----------------
Rank  Company short name                                 (Ka)     V     N     D
----  ------------------------------------ ------------------  ----  ----  ----
   1  SB RBS Kazakhstan                                  2.68  0.99  1.00  0.99
   2  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC               2.48  0.93  0.87  0.96
   3  Kazkommertsbank                                    2.44  1.00  0.71  1.00
   4  Nurbank                                            2.12  0.95  0.42  0.99
   5  Alliance Bank                                      2.02  0.76  0.54  0.98
   6  SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan                            1.84  0.45  0.65  1.00
   7  BTA Bank                                           1.63  0.53  0.34  0.99
   8  Citybank Kazakhstan                                1.09  0.13  0.21  0.96
   9  BANK CASPIAN                                       1.07  0.29  0.12  0.85
  10  Eurasian Bank                                      1.02  0.07  0.17  0.99
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KASE draws attention that the operators were ranked in the table in accordance
with the KASE internal document "Methodology of Kazakhstan Stock
Exchange Member Activity Indicator Calculation" (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

[2008-11-03]