KASE determines leaders of exchange foreign currency market in November and 11 months of 2008
/KASE, December 1, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined a list
of STB - leaders of the exchange foreign currency market in Kazakhstan in
November 2008.

Twenty five commercial banks dealt on KASE in November. Below is the table
showing 10 most active KASE category "B" members (all headquartered in
Almaty). The stake of the "active ten" constituted for 91.0 % of the exchange
market turnover.


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     Rank:
----------                                     Activity  Calculation base Ka:
 Nov   Oct  Company short name                Indicator  --------------------
2008  2008                                         (Ka)       V      N      D
----  ----  --------------------------------  ---------  ------  -----  -----
   1     3  SB RBS Kazakhstan                      2.49    0.79   1.00   1.00
   2     1  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan
                                                   2.30    1.00   0.56   1.00
   3     2  SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan                1.70    0.62   0.36   0.95
   4     6  Alliance Bank                          1.55    0.59   0.18   1.00
   5     4  Kazkommertsbank                        1.42    0.58   0.17   0.85
   6     5  Nurbank                                1.15    0.17   0.19   1.00
   7     8  BTA Bank*                              0.92    0.07   0.06   1.00
   8     9  Eurasian Bank                          0.89    0.02   0.07   1.00
   9    14  Citibank Kazakhstan                    0.86    0.05   0.06   0.95
  10    10  Bank CenterCredit                      0.82    0.05   0.06   0.90
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* market maker on US dollar on KASE

Citibank Kazakhstan have replaced ATFBank (seventh in October) became
a newcomer of the active ten in November.

Below is the table of the most active ten KASE category "B" members in 11
months of 2008. 26 commercial banks and one Investment Company dealt in
this period. The stake of the "active ten" constituted for 84.8 % of the
exchange foreign currency turnover.


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                                         Activity  Calculation base Ka:
Rank  Company short name                Indicator  --------------------
                                             (Ka)       V      N      D
----  --------------------------------  ---------  ------  -----  -----
   1  SB RBS Kazakhstan                      2.70    1.00   1.00   1.00
   2  Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan
                                             2.42    0.99   0.72   0.96
   3  Kazkommertsbank                        2.18    0.97   0.46   0.99
   4  Nurbank                                1.93    0.85   0.32   1.00
   5  Alliance Bank                          1.89    0.76   0.37   0.98
   6  SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan                1.78    0.51   0.52   1.00
   7  BTA Bank                               1.45    0.47   0.21   0.99
   8  Citibank Kazakhstan                    1.02    0.12   0.14   0.96
   9  Kaspi Bank                             0.99    0.25   0.09   0.84
  10  Eurasian Bank                          0.98    0.07   0.12   1.00
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KASE draws attention operators of the exchange foreign currency market
in the tables, have been ranked in accordance with the KASE internal document
"Methodology of Calculation of Activity Indicators of Kazakhstan Stock
Exchange Members (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

[2008-12-01]