this commentary. KEY RATING DRIVERS HF's Long-term IDRs are aligned with the ratings of its parent bank, Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (HB; BB/Stable),reflecting Fitch's view of HB's high propensity to provide support to its subsidiary, if
(Corrects name of NC KMG CEO to Sauat Mynbayev in paragraph 8)
* Q2 charges 145 mln euros mainly for Kazakhstan impairment
ALMATY, July 17 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan 's No.1 mobile phone company KCell said on Thursday its first-half 2014 net profit increased by 10.1 percent year-on-year to 32.147 billion tenge ($175.2 million), driven by expansion of its data services.
ALMATY, July 17 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan 's largest mobile phone operator KCell said on Thursday its net profit increased by 10.1 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to 32.147 billion tenge ($175.2 million).
* Revenue outlook for year hit by devaluation of Kazakh currency (Adds background, detail)
STOCKHOLM, July 16 (Reuters) - Swedish telecom operator Tele2 posted second-quarter core earnings above forecasts on Wednesday and said its revenue outlook for the year had been hit by a devaluation of the Kazakh currency and lower handset sales.
from a mobile virtual network operator onto its own network. This will enhance its ability to offer converged services. In Kazakhstan Tele2 added 213,000 subscribers in the quarter; while this still leaves the firm's customer base below the year ago period
July 14 (Reuters) - Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company announced a deal for seven Superjet 100 aircraft with Kazakh airline Bek Air at Britain's Farnborough Airshow on Monday.
July 14 (Reuters) - (The following statement was released by the rating agency)