Almaty, 11 September 1996 (RFE/RL) - Kazakhstan began to sell state bonds for the first time today, according to an Itar-Tass report from Almaty.
During a news conference, Kazakhstan's Finance Minister Alexander Pavlov said interest bearing bonds with various maturity dates worth 1,000-million tenge (one U.S. dollar equals 68.72 tenge) were being sold.
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