Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is a financial hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe. The Centre will be situated within EXPO-2017 and supported by modern infrastructure & the latest technology.

The AIFC operates within a special legal regime based on Common Law, which regulates the legal relationships between AIFC participants and third parties and is aimed at the development of the financial market.

  • Priority 1: Establish a transparent and understandable legal regime based on the best world practices.

  • Priority 2: Creation of a Regulatory regime corresponding to the recognized world standards.

  • Priority 3: The Exchange should correspond to the best world practices for the local capital market development.

  • Priority 4: Creation of favorable environment conducive to the recognized professional managers` arrival on the AIFC site.

  • Priority 5: Supporting sustainable economic growth and Green finance development on the AIFC basis.

  • Priority 6: AIFC should become a Centre for local expertise and contribute to the growth and development of the country's human capital, creating a favorable environment for attracting leading world experts.

The construction of a new passenger terminal at Astana International Airport is scheduled prior to the start of EXPO-2017

The annual capacity of the airport will grow from 3 million passengers to 7 million. Air Astana, the national air carrier, is expected to launch new direct flights to the main financial centers: New York, Tokyo and Singapore in the near future.

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