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Risk Reduction at Kazakh Banks Due to Loan Growth Deceleration
Standard & Poors, January 2003
LONDON (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 20, 2003--In a report on the Kazakh banking system--"Slower Loan Growth Reduces Potential Risks at Kazakh Banks"--published today, Standard & Poor's notes that, over the past few years, the banking system in Kazakhstan (foreign currency, BB/Positive/B; local currency, BB+/Positive/B) has been growing at a phenomenal rate, albeit from a low base (accounting for only about 20% of GDP at the end of 2002). Standard & Poor's is concerned about excessive credit growth, however, as it is one of the leading indicators of potential stress in financial systems. Other causes of concern are politically motivated or directed lending, and banks' moves into new areas of business. Loan growth was significantly slower in Kazakhstan in 2002, however....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Kazakhstan (Republic of),Kazkommertsbank (JSC),Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan,BTA Bank J.S.C.,JSC Nurbank
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Kazakhstan (Republic of),Kazkommertsbank (JSC),Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan,BTA Bank J.S.C.,JSC Nurbank