China, Kazakhstan may sign $10 billion accord for oil
BEIJING. Apri 13. KAZINFORM China, the world’s second-biggest energy consumer, may agree next week on lending $10 billion to Kazakhstan in return for the right to take a stake in an oil producer in the Central Asian country, Kazinform refers to Bloomberg. China National Petroleum Corp. plans to buy a minority holding in AO Mangistaumunaigas from state-run KazMunaiGaz National Co., a China National official said yesterday. The two nations may sign an accord on April 15 when Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visits Beijing, the official said, declining to be identified because of internal rules, Kazinform cites Bloomberg. See www.bloomberg.com for full version.