Kazakhstan 2018

The Kazakhstani leadership has taken an unprecedented long-term approach to growth, with its bold Strategy 2050 aiming to have the country emerge as a key player in the information age, both diversified and digitalized. In the shorter term, however, is the interim National Vision 2025, which targets growth in step with OECD nations. It shoots for ambitious annual growth of 4.5-5%, lifting GDP per capita to USD46,100 by 2025.pact on debts.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 104-page publication covers green economy, finance, energy, mining, transport, construction, real estate, agriculture, health, education, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy
  • Timur Turlov, CEO of Freedom Finance
  • Luca Vignati, Executive Vice President, Central Asia Region at Eni
  • Blair Pollock, CEO of Qazaq Air
  • Bakhtiyar Rakhmatov, General Manager IFT Project Development
  • Ranga Welaratne, General Manager of Sanofi Central Asia and Caucasus


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Astana International Finance Centre
  • Islamic finance
  • Atyrau
  • One Belt, One Road
  • Astana: Smart city
  • Adopting Latin script
  • Pharmaceuticals