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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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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.

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What the BRI brings to Belarus and Great Stone Industrial Park

Belarus’s Great Stone Industrial Park is another ambitious BRI venture. But what are the benefits for Belarus or China? 

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Kazakhstan enters a new era

Kazakhstan has undergone a political transition with an initial success that has allayed the fears of many. fDi looks at what the future holds for the country. 

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