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AIFC sets sights on central Asian financial hub status

The Astana International Financial Centre in Kazakhstan’s capital city is looking to attract investors to raise its profile. 

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AIFC chief sets fintechs in his sights

The CEO of Kazakhstan’s AIFC Authority discusses the financial centre’s achievements to date and its ambitions.

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Kazakhstan works to shake free from the ‘Dutch disease’

Kazakhstan is about to unveil a plan that aims to diversify its exports by fostering industrial development and to make the country a base for export-oriented manufacturers. 

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Samruk-Kazyna manager looks to diversify portfolio

Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund is looking to diversify its portfolio, its managing director for strategic development tells fDi

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Kazakhstan looks to neighbours to realise agribusiness ambitions

The development of its agribusiness sector is one of Kazakhstan’s key priorities, which has attracted the attention of foreign investors from Europe and Asia. 

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Kazakhstan takes digital route to prove innovation credentials

Start-up hubs are springing up across Kazakhstan, and it is hoped they will move the economy beyond commodities and make the country a regional centre of innovation. 

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Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20: London tops first ranking

London has been named fDi’s inaugural Fintech Location of the Future for 2019/20, followed by Singapore and Belfast. Naomi Davies reports. 

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Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2019/20 – the winners

Singapore has retained its place at the top of fDi's Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future ranking, with Shanghai and Tokyo completing the top three list. 

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AIIB carves out niche among development banks

fDi speaks to key government officials at the AIIB annual meeting in Luxembourg about the role the development bank is fulfilling. 

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Vietnam HSBC CEO anticipates country's next chapter

The CEO of HSBC Vietnam says that despite impressive FDI, the country still has work to do.