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Kazakhstan brings in FDI reforms

It is hoped that a series of reforms to the country's investment framework will lure foreign investors back to Kazakhstan and help to diversify its economy.

Kazakhstan records FDI growth in 2013

FDI in Kazakhstan was up in 2013, compared with 2012.

Tomasz Telma

IFC director looks to unlock central Asia

The central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan barely register in terms of global FDI share, making the presence of the IFC in the region all the more important. The corporation's director of Europe and central Asia tells Michal Kaczmarski how the IFC is helping these former Soviet republics make their voices heard.

Kazakhstan bids for global spotlight

Kazakhstan bids for global spotlight

Kazakhstan is hoping to turn to replicate its successful bid for Expo 2017 in Astana with its application to become host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing investment and stimulating growth.

Nordgold, Russia

Nordgold breaks new ground

Russian gold mining company Nordgold has expanded through many developing markets since its inception in 2007, and is looking to continue growing in regions that more established operators have tended to avoid.

German companies use historical ties to extend CIS footprint

German companies use historical ties to extend CIS footprint

The former Soviet republics that now make up the Commonwealth of Independent States have long been a fertile ground for German investors. This association is continuing to pay dividends, with German companies reaping the benefits of doing business in countries in which others in the West are more cautious about entering.

Global business conditions worsen for mining sector: Behre Dolbear

Australia, Canada, Chile and Brazil still provide investors with the most stable political and economic conditions for investing in mining, but an annual ranking by an international mining advisory firm shows that the investment climate in the sector has deteriorated since 2010.

Rebuilding the silk road

Asian economies smooth path for Silk Road resurrection

Across central Asia, from China to Kazakhstan, economies are set to benefit from the re-opening of trade routes along the historic Silk Road. Significant investment has already been made to improve the infrastructure along the route, but further investment, more cohesion between the central Asian countries involved and more politically stability in the region as a whole is needed if this great passageway between Asia and Europe is to return to its former glory.
 

Russia sees its manufacturing FDI appeal slip

Russia has historically been the most popular destination for manufacturing  FDI from rest of Europe countries, however, 2011 has seen a significant  decline in the number of projects in the country.

Astana remains central to Kazakhstan's development, says city's mayor

Imangali Tasmagambetov, the mayor of Astana, tells fDiwhy the new capital is vital to the development of Kazakhstan and what incentives it can offer investors

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