The downturn of the oil prices in 2014 produced profound negative effects on the economy of Kazakhstan. The GDP growth in 2015 slowed down to 1.2% for the first time since 2009 and it contracted further in 2016 reaching 1%, which had never happened since 1998.
In July 2017, Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan (Halyk Bank) officially announced that the bank acquired 96.81% of ordinary shares of Kazkommertsbank (KKB) for two tenge from Kenes Rakishev and the Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”, which owned 86.09% and 10.72% stakes of KK
According to the latest official report provided by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan based on the latest collected data, the population of Kazakhstan exceeded 18 million people by the beginning of June of 2017.
Since today we live in the age of globalization and economies, and financial systems of almost all countries are interconnected, social and economic fluctuations in a country can affect other countries. The U.S.
Russia has one of the most complex geographical positions in the world. The total area of its territory includes 17.125 million square km accounting for nearly one-eighth of the Earth’s land surface and its coastline is the second longest in the world.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, all former Soviet Union countries adopted market economies instead of planned economy. Market economy implies the presence of the private companies, while during the Soviet Union all companies were state-owned.