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AIFC Authority
13 November 2023 13:04
Survey aimed at assessing market demand among retail and corporate clients for Islamic financial products in the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Astana International Financial Centre Authority with the support of the Islamic Development Bank is conducting this survey aimed at assessing market demand among retail and corporate clients for Islamic financial products in the Republic of
AIFC Authority
10 November 2023 08:11
Around 50 Singaporean companies participated at AIFC Connect: Singapore 2023 event
The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) with the support of the Kazakh Embassy in Singapore hosted AIFC Connect: Singapore 2023 event, where international investors and financial experts gathered to exchange their perspectives on the business
AIFC Authority
09 November 2023 09:48
Astana has been awarded the status of the financial centre of the Turkic world
During the 10th Summit of the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS), President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, announced that the OTS member countries had supported the initiative to designate Astana as the financial centre of the Turkic world. When
AIFC Authority
26 October 2023 00:00
Astana has solidified its leading position in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region in the GGFI 12 ranking
In the recently published Global Green Finance Index 12 (GGFI 12) Astana maintained its leadership in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Istanbul secured the second position, trailing Astana by 22 points in the overall ranking. GGFI 12 relies on
AIFC Authority
30 September 2023 00:00
Renewables in Kazakhstan: Current State, Potential and Financing Mechanisms
The primary objective of this report is to inform the general public about the importance of transitioning to clean energy and the state of the renewable energy industry in the country. Additionally, it aims to provide potential investors with insights
AIFC Authority
29 September 2023 14:16
AIFC invites Berlin Global Dialogue participants to collaborate on investment projects addressing demand for critical raw materials
On September 29 of this year, Mr. Renat Bekturov, the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), participated in the international forum Berlin Global Dialogue. This forum, convening business and political leaders is dedicated to
AIFC Authority
28 September 2023 12:57
Astana International Financial Centre improves its position in GFCI 34
In the updated ranking of global financial centres by independent experts at Z/Yen, the AIFC has significantly improved its position, now standing at 60th place worldwide. Notably, out of the 16 financial centres in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia
AIFC Authority
20 September 2023 08:51
Astana International Financial Centre and Kigali International Financial Centre sign a MoU, marking the beginning of a new financial partnership between Rwanda and Kazakhstan
The MoU was signed by Nick Barigye, CEO of Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL), and Temirlan Mukhanbetzhanov, Acting Chairman of the Board of AIFC Authority.The MoU establishes a formal framework for cooperation and assistance between KIFC and AIFC.The MoU
AIFC Authority
08 September 2023 12:58
President of the Republic of Albania Bairam Begay visited Astana International Financial Centre
President of Albania, Bairam Begay, during his official visit to Kazakhstan visited the Astana International Financial Centre (hereinafter - AIFC or the Centre). Renat Bekturov, the AIFC Governor, introduced the esteemed foreign dignitary to the AIFC's
AIFC Authority
01 August 2023 00:00
AFSA has released its Commodities Exchange Framework
AFSA has released its Commodities Exchange Framework, which now enables Persons to be authorised and carry on the activity of a Commodities Exchange in the AIFC. An applicant for conducting the activity should apply for obtaining the licence of Operating
AIFC Authority
24 July 2023 07:32
EVs: in the world and in Kazakhstan, and their role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
This analytical report describes the role of electric vehicles (hereinafter - EV) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (hereinafter - GHG emissions) and air pollution, as well as the current state of the EVs market in the world and in Kazakhstan. The
AIFC Authority
07 June 2023 14:38
The Astana Finance Days annual conference was held at the Astana International Financial Centre
On June 7, the Astana International Financial Centre (hereinafter - AIFC) hosted the "Astana Finance Days: At the Forefront of Finance" conference. This event, which has become an annual tradition for over 5 years, serves as the primary platform for
AIFC Authority
07 June 2023 05:31
Capital hosts Astana Finance Days 2023 – a major event of the year in the world of finance
On June 7th, the Astana Finance Days (AFD) conference, an annual event, takes place at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). Since 2018, this conference has been the primary platform for networking and addressing current issues, trends, and
AIFC Authority
26 May 2023 08:15
Astana has risen in the ranking of intelligent cities
According to the updated seventh issue of the Smart Centres Index (SCI 7), published by independent experts Z/Yen, the city of Astana has risen 11 positions in the rankings and now ranks 54th.The Smart Hub Index examines the ability of global
AIFC Authority
25 May 2023 09:49
AIFC invites to High-Level Panel Sessions at Astana International Forum
Astana, Kazakhstan May 22, 2023 on June 8-9, 2023, Kazakhstan will host the Astana International Forum (AIF), organised under the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The forum aims to address key global issues such as foreign policy, security