The China Development Bank registered its agency in the Astana International Financial Center

The China Development Bank registered its agency in the Astana International Financial Center. According to experts, the interest of the bank will give the AIFC the additional incentive to attracting more investors from China. According to the AIFC Committee, more than 10 companies have already become the financial center’s participants, and by the end of the year the AIFC will have registered approximately 100 companies. In order to implement these plans, it is necessary to provide direct air communication between Astana and the world's leading financial centers. In addition, it is also necessary to introduce gradual air transport liberalization for international airlines, experts say.

KAIRAT KELIMBETOV, GOVERNOR, AIFC:

 - According to the global rating of financial centers, transport accessibility is one of the main indicators that show the level of development of the financial center. According to a survey of respondents, undeveloped air transport accessibility considered to be a constraint to increasing the competitiveness of the AIFC. In this regard, we ask for a separate meeting.

The Congress Center of Astana EXPO 2017 will host the official opening ceremony of the AIFC on July 5th. According to governor of the AIFC Kairat Kelimbetov, the leaders of the largest international companies, development institutions and financial organizations will take part in the event. The opening is timed to the significant events including the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum and the first AIFC international conference on legal topics in the Nazarbayev Center.