(Removed reference to Monday's closing rate, devaluation is
from a mid-point in a band)
ALMATY Feb 11 Kazakhstan's central bank said on
Tuesday it would protect the tenge from sharp moves away from
the rate of 185 per dollar, shortly after it devalued the
national currency by 19 percent.
"The National Bank will protect the tenge from sharp moves
... away from the new level of 185 to the dollar," central bank
governor Kairat Kelimbetov told a news conference.
(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Douglas