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Business Climate in Kazakhstan: A Guide for Investors

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ACIR Southern Europe

The business climate in Kazakhstan, a view from the experience of the ACIR Southern Europe project office in Almaty.

Kazakhstan, the ninth-largest nation in the world, has become an attractive destination for international investments due to its favorable business climate. With a GDP that has grown an average of 4% annually over the past 5 years, according to the World Bank, this Central Asian country offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for investors.

Our project office provides consulting services, assistance in preparing documentation, and logistical support for companies looking to expand in the Kazakh market. We also help companies understand local regulations, business practices, and identify viable investment opportunities. Our aim is to provide comprehensive support to investors, minimizing risks and ensuring they can take full advantage of business opportunities in Kazakhstan.

1. Political and Economic Stability: The Foundation of Kazakhstan’s Business Climate

Political and economic stability is a crucial factor for any investor. Kazakhstan has managed to maintain notable political stability since its independence in 1991. This political stability has allowed the country to implement economic reforms that have improved its business climate.

According to the 2020 Economic Freedom Index of the Heritage Foundation, Kazakhstan has improved its score on issues such as fiscal health, business freedom, and monetary health.

2. Business Reforms: Improving the Environment for Business

The government of Kazakhstan has implemented a series of reforms to improve the country’s business climate. These reforms have improved the ease of doing business in the country, which has led to an increase in foreign direct investments.

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report, Kazakhstan ranks 25th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business. This is a testament to the country’s commitment to improving the business environment.

3. Growing Sectors: Opportunities for Investors

There are several sectors in Kazakhstan that offer promising opportunities for investors. The energy sector, for example, is one of the country’s strongest. Kazakhstan is one of the world’s leading producers of oil and gas and has vast reserves of these natural resources.

Other growing sectors include the technology, agro-industrial, and financial services industries. The development of these industries has been driven by favorable government policies and a growing interest from international investors.

Business Climate in Kazakhstan: an attractive destination for European investors

In summary, the business climate in Kazakhstan is favorable and offers a number of opportunities for investors. The country’s political and economic stability, business reforms, and growing sectors are factors that make Kazakhstan an attractive destination for investments.

For more information on investment opportunities in Kazakhstan and how to navigate its business climate, feel free to get in touch with our specialists at ACIR. We are ready to help you explore these opportunities and realize your business ambitions.

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