Today the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has given a start to international stock exchange of International Financial Center “Astana” located in the territory of EXPO.
The stock exchange of AIFC is financial hub for the countries of Central Asia, Transcaucasia, EEU, Middle East and Europe.
The global aim of the stock exchange is to establish leading center of financial services of the world level.
«Launching of AIFC is an important step in continuous and stable development of our country and its global programs. We successfully conducted EXPO-2017 last year getting a great support of the world community. Based on its facilities we decided to construct and launch on EXPO area the ambitious project of International Financial center “Astana”, - noted Nursultan Nazarbayev.
More than 49 local legal entities and 2700 citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the first session of IFCA.
«Dear Nursultan Abishevich, according to your plan for after-exhibition use of EXPO territory we built up the International Financial center “Astana”. The demand has exceeded our expectations. We received applications for the amount of 769 million US Dollars that is an evidence of considerable interest of the world and local investors», – told in his speech Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Board of Sovereign Wealth Fund «Samruk Kazyna», JSC.
It should be noted that such global projects as AIFC and Astana Hub are being implemented on the territory of EXPO exhibition complex. In the nearest future the IT-University, International Green Technologies and Investment Projects Center (under the UN auspices) and EXPO Business Center will be also launched here.