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The best articles of our magazine for 2016 that can be useful to understanding of investment opportunities and doing business in Kazakhstan are presented in this section.

Mangystau. Creating the oil cluster

Today every fifth ton of Kazakhstani oil is produced in Mangystau. It makes the region one of the largest donors of national budget, and also allows to diversify its economy by attracting the investors to the related industries. Alik Aidarbayev, Akim of Mangystau region, told us about the problems and prospects of regional development.          read more


Subsoil Use. 
Energy industry: reserves, production, investments

Efficient use of energy resources and their export infrastructure development are still the key to sustainable economic growth and prosperity of our country. This review shows dynamics in key indicators of fuel and energy sector over the past 16 years, as well as the main trends and problems in this field.          read more


Law and Subsoil Use.
 How to structure a deal

When agreeing on the sale of the assets, both parties to a deal/transaction are interested in drafting it as quickest as possible and with minimal risk to the buyer and the seller. The details to be considered in structuring the transactions with the subsoil use objects in Kazakhstan are discussed with the Partner of Grata law firm Almat Daumov.          read more


West Kazakhstan Region.
 Business needs infrastructure!

West-Kazakhstan region actively solves the problem of lack of infrastructure for business. In the current year, the region has launched a project for the construction of the trade, transport and logistics centre, and in the near future there will be an industrial zone.Altai Kulginov, Akim of West Kazakhstan region, told us about that.          read more


Investors and MMC. 
The dynamics of attractiveness

Mining, oil and gas sectors are the major donors of Kazakhstani economy, generating the lion's share of exchange earnings. In this regard, according to Amir Ginatulin, a leading geologist of Geoincentr LLP, a permanent governmental supervision and analysis of geological industry are necessary for investment attractiveness evaluation of specific minerals.          read more


Subsoil Use. 
Ten Facts For Investor

Two years ago, the process of transformation of the management system and improving the investment climate started in the mining industry. This article contains an overview of what the investors shall know on subsoil use in our country, kindly provided by the legal firm Colibri Kazakhstan.          read more


Foreign Investors Council. 
The financial gates of Eurasia

On May 27, 2016, President of Kazakhstan gathered Foreign Investors Council members to discuss prospects for the development of the "Astana" international financial centre. According to his plan, the “Astana” international financial centre (AIFC) should become a magnet for attracting capital and financial gateway for the whole Eurasia. In turn, the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) members advised to be patient and move in stages toward this goal: the new Center should have a clear niche specialisation and aspire to leadership in the region.          read more


Mining & Metals.
Thinking for the future!

If the current level of development is maintained, some of the enterprises of mining-and-metals production complex risk losing competitiveness. Albert Rau, Vice Minister for investment and development of the the Republic of Kazakhstan, told us what kind of metal production the Kazakhstani companies should have to remain competitive in the long term.          read more


Karaganda Region.
 Reliance on subsoil and industry

Karaganda region has always attracted investors due to its high industrial potential and rich mineral and raw materials base. However, according to Deputy Akim of the region Anuar Akhmetzhanov, not less opportunities for business lie in the development of off-balance mineral reserves and technogenic mineral formations.          read more


Accent of Issue. 
Diversification of Investment

Last year, the FDI inflow reduced to $14.8 billion, which was the lowest result since 2007. At the same time, against the background of a catastrophic 60% drop in investors' interest in base material sectors, the processing industry proved to be more resistant to external shocks. This means that the focus on industrialization of economy is generally justified.          read more


Government & Investors.
Being Closer to the Investors

The government sets focus of work with investors on the external level. In order to attract foreign companies to the projects  in our country, Kazakhstan sends overseas special ambassador advisers. Vice Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Khairov was interviewed by our magazine on this project.          read more


KFICA.  
 Investors' Council at Work

Shortly before the 29th plenary session of the Foreign Investors' Council chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we have traditionally asked Chairman of the Management Board of KFICA and Head of the Representative Office of Deutsche Bank in Kazakhstan Ulf Wokurka to tell our magazine about the objectives, progress and plans of the Council for 2016.          read more


Government and Business.
Planned Motivations

Next three years the government and the National Bank plan to manage economy of the country in accordance with the new anti-crisis plan developed as per instruction of the Head of State. Unlike others earlier accepted anti-crisis projects, it includes spot support of real sector and creation of infrastructure for agriculture.          read more


Government and Business.
Second Run for Championship

In 2015, 28 companies of food industry, machine manufacturing and construction materials production started competing for a title of the best in the non-primary sector. This year operators of the Competitiveness Leaders – National Champions program decided not to limit to these three industries and to give more opportunities for large companies.          read more


Industrial Development.
Before and After Revision

The sixth year of implementation of the State Program for Industrial and Innovative Development was rather fruitful: only during the period from January to September one fifth of the GDP’s growth was achieved due to the Industrialisation Map projects. But will the year 2016 be the same? We shall keep in mind that currently actions of processing industry support are reconsidered taking into consideration possibilities of the budget.          read more






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