Das Land Kasachstan
Founded in 1991
Welcome to Kazakhstan - a country on the threshold between the modern and the modern age and an unbroken spirit of innovation. A juncture between Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Middle East. A country that can inspire, astonish and give new impetus to your business. Қазақстанға қош келдіңіз.
Learn more about the country Kazakhstan, its economy, the unique financial legislation, the economic environment and much more.
We are pleased that Kazakhstan as a new business location is interested in you. Learn more about financial licenses and the outstanding opportunities that this country offers.
Facts and Figures.
According to the 1995 Kazakh constitution, the country is a presidential republic. The term of office of the head of state is five years and is limited to two terms - this regulation does not apply to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president since the founding of the state in 1991.
The parliament consists of a two-chamber system - of senate and lower house. The lower house (Maschilis) has 107 members. 98 of them are elected in the Proporz, nine appointed by the President as representatives of ethnic minorities.
For the entry into the Maschilis one party needs a voter's share of minimum 7%.
Kazakhstan is a country full of contradictions in political life. On the one hand, there is a clear separation of powers, on the other hand, authoritarian structures are recognizable, which often provide for civil repression, but provide stability and impetus to the economy - due to clear rules, restrictions, permits and a relatively cumbersome administrative apparatus.
This is especially important for the financial sector, as not every few months or years (such as in the EU or Asia) changes in the basic rules and regulations are to be expected and long-term planning and action is easily possible.
Regulators or ministries also communicate far-reaching changes in the regulatory regime usually 2-3 years in advance, which provides enough time to prepare for it as a broker, crypto exchange or payment provider. Valuable time, which European licensees often do not have due to changes in regulations and requirements that can occur at any time.
The economy of Kazakhstan is the largest economy of Central Asia in terms of gross domestic product and 47th in the world and a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.
When the economy was struggling in the years after independence from the Soviet Union major stabilisation efforts have been undertaken. An upward trend is clearly recognisable and visible since the turn of the millennium. The main sources of revenue include mining and extraction of oil and gas.
Since 2012, the financial industry has also played an increasingly important role. Regulations in favor of banks and new industries, or even the removal of requirements and incentives to attract foreign investors are bearing fruit.
The Banking Sector
Particularly noteworthy is the financial industry in the offshore and onshore sector.
Here, Kazakhstan is currently outnumbering in clear countries like Russia or China (and the EU anyway).
Banks process payments for proper business licensing and approval without currency exchange restrictions. All banks in Kazakhstan are SWIFT members and allow the sending of payments as well as the acceptance into multi currency accounts.
It is also noteworthy that the compliance requirements for incoming and outgoing payments in Kazakhstan provide unprecedented freedom in sharp contrast to European and US financial service providers and banks.
The acceptance of customer funds and their forwarding to Exchangers, Forex brokers or Liquidity Provider or other banks is easily possible.
"Banks operate in Kazakhstan with similar AML and compliance regime as banks in the US or Europe 20 years ago":
D. Subald, ppa.
Statistic Kazakhstan 01.
World rank: 56. (nominal) (2017)
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
BIP: $ 477,6 Mrd. (PPP) (2017)
BIP per capita: $ 26.252 (PPP) (2017)
Business sectors: Agriculture 5,2 %, Industry 37,9 %,
Services and Goods 56,95 %
Average annual growth: between 3,5 and5 %
Unemployment rate: 5,00 %
Export volume: $ 84,7 Mrd. - $ 100 Mrd. per year
Most important export partners: Italy 19,5 %, China 17,0 %, The Netherlands 11,7 %, Russia 6,9 %
Gearing Ratio: −2,4 % of BIP
Government revenues: $ 34,13 Mrd.
Government spending: $ 37,89 Mrd.