ALMATY, March 13 Kazakhstan's biggest lender,
Kazkommertsbank, may sell half of its assets to a
state-run "bad bank", the Problem Loans Fund, before being taken
over by Halyk Bank, another local lender, the central
bank said on Monday.
The central bank said in a statement that boosting KKB's
capital is a "basic condition" of the proposed takeover and that
it would, together with Halyk, examine KKB's asset quality
before the deal.
(Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov;
Editing by Stephen Coates)