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Nurali-Aliyev

Astana deputy mayor looks to deliver on ambition

Nurali Aliyev, the deputy mayor of Astana, is confident that the city's aspirations to become a major investment hub within central Asia and beyond will be delivered upon. He talks to Courtney Fingar.

Russian SEZs mixed success

Mixed success: why SEZs in Russia and CIS are not fulfilling their potential

Special economic zones are being developed across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent states. Their success will rest on their ability to overcome bureaucracy and customs issues. Jason Mitchell reports on the effects across the region.

Kazakhstan

Is Kazakhstan set for EEU investment hub status?

Kazakhstan is gunning to be the investment hub for the recently launched Eurasian Economic Union, but the collapse of the Russian rouble has left companies investing in the country struggling to turn a profit. 

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

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.

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