ALMATY Dec 26 Kazakhstan's central bank has
extended a $1.2 billion short-term loan to Kazkommertsbank, the
Central Asian nation's biggest lender by assets, to support its
liquidity, the central bank said on Monday. Half of the amount
has already been repaid.
The central bank said Kazkommertsbank complied with all
regulatory requirements and was processing payments normally. It
also said it was in talks with Kazkommertsbank's shareholders
about boosting the lender's capital.
(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Edmund Klamann)