Kazakhstan is poised to become a key member of the next generation of Tiger economies.
The countries GDP has risen in excess of 10% over the last five years; the profitable windfall of petrochemical dollars together with burgeoning oil and gas industries has made Kazakhstan an investor haven. This remarkable economic progress has experts predicting that Almaty will become the main financial and commercial hub in Central Asia for anyone wanting to do business in the region. The benefits to Kazakhstan are obvious – this vast country sits on huge reserves of oil, gas and coal. Away from the natural resources is the emergence of the real estate and telecoms markets, which are helping to diversify the economy. Kazakhstan has attracted per capita more foreign direct investment than any other country in Asia or Eastern Europe, positioning itself as the country to invest in, in Central Asia.