ALMATY, Sept 2 Kazakhstan may soon widen the
trading corridor for its tenge currency against the dollar, the
head of the Kazakh central bank Kairat Kelimbetov said on
"At the moment we are discussing and planning that at the
beginning of September we may even widen the corridor...towards
strengthening. A level of 180 and further...this is a completely
comfortable rate for our economy," he said.
The tenge was trading at 182.00 to the dollar
at 1245 GMT on Tuesday on the Kazakh interbank market.
In February the central bank devalued the tenge by 19
percent to about 185 per dollar, taking the wind out of the
sails of speculators and adjusting to the freer rouble float of
its main trading partner Russia.
(Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; Writing by Alessandra
Prentice; Editing by Lidia Kelly)