Alem Bank of Kazakhstan currentlyowes some $100 million to its depositors, a Kazakh governmentofficial told Interfax July 12. The government is looking intothe matter but does not have any immediate plans to declare abankruptcy. Most of the bank’s 30,000 clients are state enterprisesand so its collapse would hurt the government more than most ofthe country’s private firms. .
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