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17/04/2017

The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan established the Commission on the AIFC’s issues

The Commission on the Astana International Financial Centre issues was established by the order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev. The Commission is an advisory body to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

12/04/2017

The issues of tapping international capital markets and attracting investment to the Kazakhstan stock market were discussed in Astana

Today the international conference “Tapping international capital markets” organised by the Astana International Financial Centre conjointly with BNY Mellon, FTI Consulting and international law firm Kinstellar was held in Astana.

05/04/2017

The Astana International Financial Centre and Moscow Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Today, on 5th of April 2017 during the Exchange Forum 2017 organized by Moscow Exchange, the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Kairat Kelimbetov and the Chief Executive Officer of Moscow Exchange (MOEX) Alexander Afanasiev signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the AIFC and MOEX.

03/04/2017

15 employees of the AIFC and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan will take semi-annual internship in London

Today the programme of professional internship for employees of the AIFC and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan was presented at the Supreme Court in Astana.

29/03/2017

Kairat Kelimbetov is appointed as a Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Board of Governors of the Islamic Development Bank

The Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Kairat Kelimbetov is appointed as a representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Board of Governors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The corresponding amendment to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan was made on March 24, 2017, and is put into effect from the date of its signing.

28/03/2017

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) joined the exclusive association of international financial centres

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) joined the exclusive association of international financial centres (Vantage Financial Centres). This was announced during the official presentation of the 21st edition of the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) in Milan, which determines the competitiveness rating of financial centers. http://www.longfinance.net/images/gfci/gfci_21.pdf

27/03/2017

The VII Championship of Kazakhstan on sports "Chto? Gde? Kogda?" was held in Astana with the support of the AIFC

The VII Championship of Kazakhstan on sports "Chto? Gde? Kogda?" was held in Astana with the support of the AIFC. The key partner of the Championship is AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (www.aifc.edu.kz).

14/03/2017

The Islam Finance News CIS Forum took place in Astana

Today, the Islamic Finance News Forum (IFN) CIS, organized by the "Astana" International Financial Center (AIFC) in partnership with REDmoney Group, was held in Astana.

22/02/2017

“GREEN FINANCING FOR SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The event aims to create a dialogue platform for private sector involvement in biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use. We hope that during the conference we can find donors/investors for our projects.

21/02/2017

Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) met with Lu Hongxiang, the Chairman of Jumore

Today, Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) met with Lu Hongxiang, the Chairman of Jumore.

07/02/2017

IFN CIS Forum 2017

Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) in partnership with REDmoney events, will be organizing the IFN (Islamic Finance News) CIS Forum on the 14th March 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

16/01/2017

“Astana” International Financial Centre signed MoU between financial institutions of United Arab Emirates during the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to UAE

Today the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev during his official visit to UAE visited Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre

15/12/2016

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and Fintech Group Israel signed a memorandum of understanding

During the official visit of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to Kazakhstan, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and Fintech Group Israel signed a memorandum of understanding to commence collaboration in promoting the development of financial technologies (fintech) ecosystem in Kazakhstan and the region.

14/12/2016

Nasdaq is supporting AIFC in its development

Representatives of NasdaqInc, one of the largest exchange groups in the world, conducted a two-day joint workshop with Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). In the framework of this event the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Sagintayev met Nasdaq team and discuss future joint cooperation with AIFC.

13/12/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre, Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Astana International Financial Centre (hereinafter – AIFC), the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MID RK) and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ME RK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in accordance with the decision adopted at the plenary session of the Foreign Investors Council under the President of Kazakhstan on 27 May 2016 to establish a new exchange infrastructure, including exchange platform for subsoil user companies.

12/12/2016

Astana International Financial Centre and Samruk-Kazyna JSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Today, the Astana International Financial Centre (hereinafter - AIFC) and Samruk-Kazyna (the Fund) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) within the framework of the Joint Action Plan of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the creation and development of the Astana International Financial Centre in the long term, approved by Decree of the Government dated May 30, 2015 №393 (with amendments and supplements, September 8, 2016 №530).

11/12/2016

Launching a study into a green financing system in Kazakhstan

On 27 May 2016 at the 29th meeting of the Foreign Investors Council, the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, noted the need for the development of green financing tools and the creation of favourable conditions for participants engaged in the "green" economy.

07/12/2016

The delegation of the Astana International Financial Centre visited the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain

In order to enhance the cooperation and learn from the best practices of the international financial centres the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) delegation visited the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain during 4 - 6 December 2016.

30/11/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre, the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mayor’s Office of Astana signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

Today within the framework of the International Forum and Exhibition ASTEX Astana Smart City 2016 the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Ministry of Information and Communications and Mayor’s Office of Astana signed a tripartite Memorandum of mutual cooperation.

16/11/2016

Daniel Yergin presents Kazakh edition of “The Quest” in Astana

Today a Pulitzer-winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin presented the Kazakh edition of his book “The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World” with the assistance of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

11/11/2016

AIFC delegation holds talks with South Korean financial institutes

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) held negotiations and signed a number of bilateral agreements with financial institutions of South Korea within the framework of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev's state visit to Seoul.

10/11/2016

AIFC Representative met with investors in Hong Kong

The Astana International Financial Centre representative participated in the seminar organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) upon the invitation of John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

09/11/2016

The AIFC delegation held negotiations with Japanese financial institutions

During the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Japan on November 7-9, the AIFC delegation led by Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre conducted negotiations with the Japanese financial institutions.

04/11/2016

The delegation of the Astana International Financial Centre visits the People's Republic of China

From 3 to 5 November 2016, a delegation of the Astana International Financial Centre visits the People's Republic of China to meet with the Chinese financial institutions representatives.

26/10/2016

AIFC became partner of IFFO under Hong Kong Government

Astana International Finance Centre became a partner of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) under the Government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China Hong Kong.

25/10/2016

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signed a MoU to cooperate in the development of the private sector

During the visit to the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) headquarter in Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) the representatives of the Astana International Financial Centre met with President of IDB Dr. Bandar Muhammad Al-Hajjar and the executives of IDB Group companies. The meetings resulted in signing of the memorandum of understanding and cooperation between AIFC and ICD.

18/10/2016

AIFC holds Investor Day in London

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) in cooperation with TheCityUK, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK held the Investor Day in London (United Kingdom).

17/10/2016

AIFC launched the professional development program in the US

During the visit of delegation of the Astana International Financial Centre “Astana” (AIFC) to New York the official launch of the professional development program AIFC took place. The event was held with the support of the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations.

15/10/2016

Astana International Financial Centre and Nasdaq sign MOU

In New York, as part of the visit of the delegation of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the Governor of AIFC, Mr. Kairat Kelimbetov, and the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nasdaq Inc., Ms. Adena Friedman have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

04/10/2016

Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova met with the AIFC professional development programmes participants

Today Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova and the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre Kairat Kelimbetov met with the AIFC professional development programme participants. This pilot programme was designed for the AIFC employees within the framework of the Bolashak Presidential international scholarship.

28/09/2016

The AIFC delegation visits Malaysia

In the direction of the development of the legal framework for regulating the activities of Islamic financial institutions, issuance and circulation of Islamic securities, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) continues active cooperation with participants and regulators of the financial markets, the global leaders in the field of Islamic finance.

20/09/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre and Shanghai Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation

A joint delegation of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Silk Road Fund of China visited Astana upon the invitation of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) in order to share experience on the development of the stock exchange and capital market, as well as expansion of cooperation in the investment area.

02/09/2016

Visit of Lord Harry Woolf

Lord Harry Woolf former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, a mediator and arbitrator of Blackstone Chambers, first President of the Qatar Financial Centre Civil and Commercial Court, member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Vice-Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group by invitation of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) has visited Kazakhstan

31/08/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre and the Qatar Financial Centre Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation

Today, the delegation of Qatar headed by the Chairman of the Qatar Central Bank, Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani, visited the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and met with Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the AIFC. The Governor briefed about the main directions of the financial centre and the future prospects of mutual cooperation.

05/07/2016

The delegation of the AIFC took part in the launching ceremony of the IFFO and FCC in Hong Kong

On 4-5 July, 2016 the delegation of the Astana International Financial Centre took part in the launching ceremony of the «Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office» (IFFO) and Financial Cooperation Conference (FCC) in Hong Kong, which was jointly organized by Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

24/06/2016

The AIFC presented a set of educational-methodical and dictionary-reference literature for the financial and banking sector in the Kazakh language

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) jointly with the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan presented the "Kazakh-Russian-English dictionary of finance and banking terms, “Phrasebook for bank employees and consumers of financial services" in the 12 most widely spoken languages of the world, as well as teaching aids for the study of the Kazakh language in the financial and banking fields.

27/05/2016

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the AIFC signed a letter of intent with regard to Green Financial System for Kazakhstan

Today on the sidelines of the Foreign Investors Council’s plenary session the EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and the AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov signed a letter of intent with regard to Green Financial System for Kazakhstan.

27/05/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Today Norimasa Shimomura, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Kazakhstan and Kairat Kelimbetov, the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

26/05/2016

Meeting of the Management Council of Astana International Financial Centre

The first meeting of the Management Council of Astana International Financial Centre was held in Astana on 26 May 2016

26/05/2016

The Astana International Financial Centre and Thomson Reuters sign Memorandum of Understanding

Astana, May 26, 2016 – Today JSC “Astana International Financial Centre Authority” (AIFC Authority) and Thomson Reuters signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) within the auspices of Astana Economic Forum.