The Eurozone raised gold holdings by over seven tons in January.
Official gold purchases by Central Bank went up by 17% in 2014, particularly in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Central banks in emerging markets increased gold activity, some after a gap of many years.
Merger talks between Russia's metal giant and Kazakhstan's copper miner may signal eventual creation of a global copper player.
The next editions of MiningWorld Central Asia and Kazcomak will take place on 17-19 September 2008 in the Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
If big institutional money is willing to put so much capital into that region, why do North American retail investors shy away from Kazakhstan?