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Аctivities aimed at the development of RFCA and Islamic finance

Publication date: 28/10/2014 Change date: 04/12/2015 17:46

  • 2006-2007 – presentation of Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city in the country regions;
  • 8 November  2006 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and LLP “Kazinvest” has been signed;
  • 17 November  2006 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and the German stock exchange (DBAG, Germany) has been signed;
  • 21 November  2006 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and London Stock Exchange PLC has been signed;
  • 14 December  2006 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and Korea Exchange Inc. has been signed;
  • 22 December  2006 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and Hong Kong Stock Exchange has been signed;
  • 14 March  2007 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and Warsaw Stock Exchange has been signed;
  • 1 June  2007 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and JSC “National Holding” KazAgro” has been signed;
  • 13 July  2007 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and  JSC “Kazakhstan Holding for Management of State Assets “Samruk”, JSC “Sustainable Development Fund “Kazyna”  has been signed;
  • 25-27 June 2008 – Round  tables on the themes “The Securities Market: legal aspects and problems of law”, “Legal problems of securitization” have been held;
  • 15 July  2009 – Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and the Islamic Research and Training Institute (member of the Islamic Development Bank) has been signed;
  • 25-26 January 2010 – the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city in cooperation with consulting company “Akyl-Kenes Consulting” held a forum on Islamic finance in Astana city;
  • March  2010 – Information Agency “Cbonds” in cooperation with the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city within the framework of “Kazakhstan Financial Forum” held a conference “Development of Islamic finance in the CIS” in Almaty city;
  • March 2010 – Agency of corporate communications «VIProMotion» in cooperation with the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city held a forum «Kazakhstan Islamic Finance Conference 2010" in Astana city;
  • June 2010 – the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city in cooperation with Al Hilal Bank and Islamic insurance company – Mutual Halal Insurance “Takaful” held a seminar for the public authorities aimed at clarifying the issues of Islamic financial products. The seminar was held on the basis of “RFCA Academy”;
  • 4 June  2010 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and  the Association of Securities Market Participants (Belarus, Minsk) has been signed;
  • July  2010 – special section "Mechanisms of regulation of Islamic finance in the post-crisis period" has been held at  the III Astana Economic Forum with the participation of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city;
  • 2 July 2010 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and  the trading platform of Paris Europlace has been signed;
  • September 2010 – Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city in cooperation with the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a seminar for the Chamber of Professional Accountants on the issues of accounting in Islamic financial institutions;
  • 7 October  2010 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city and  the National Association of Securities Market Participants (Russian Federation, Moscow) has been signed;
  • October 2010 – Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation of Activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city in cooperation with the Al Hilal Bank and consulting company Islamic Financial Instruments held a seminar for journalists;
  • December  2010 – International Forum “Kazakhstan and the Organization of the Islamic Conference: New Horizons of Cooperation” has been held;
  • June 2011 – the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has been held in Astana city;
  • April 2012 – National Bank of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the Islamic Research and Training Institute held a regional workshop «Islamic modes of finance and sukuk» in Almaty city for the government bodies of the CIS and the central banks of EurAsEC member countries;
  • 3 May  2012 – Memorandum  on Cooperation between the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the Agency for the development of the financial center of  Luxembourg has been signed;
  • June  2012 - Round table “Improvement of activity of RFCA participants” has been held;
  • September 2012 – National Bank of Kazakhstan jointly with the IDB and the IMF held an International Islamic Finance Conference “Creating an enabling environment”;
  • October 2012 – Investment Conference IDB Day has been held in Astana. During the Conference the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Development Bank Group have signed the Country Partnership Strategy;
  • 16 November  2012 –Memorandum on Cooperation between the National Bank of Kazakhstan and Almaty City Akimat (Administration of Almaty City ) has been signed;
  • 2012 – RFCA entered into an intermediate rating of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), developed by Z/Yen Group Limited (London, United Kingdom), particularly in the list of perspective financial centers;
  • March  2013 – Round table "RFCA: formation, development, the negative impact of the global financial and economic crisis. Specialized financial court of Almaty city: judicial practice, the prospects for further development " has been held;
  • October 2013 – in the GFCI'14 rating Almaty city is referred as the city, recently included in the survey with insufficient assessment by investors;
  • March 2014 RFCA was included into The Global Financial Centres Index 15 (GFCI) for the first time, according to the results of to the rating Almaty ranked 58th position in the official list of international financial centres (IFCs).
  • June 2014 – Memorandum on Cooperation between the National Bank of Kazakhstan and Islamic Development Bank Group has been signed
  • June 2014 - Technical assistance grant agreement between the National Bank of Kazakhstan and Islamic Development Bank has been signed
  • June 2014 – National Bank of Kazakhstan  jointly organized IFSB seminar & workshop in Almaty
  • June 2014 - NBK with IFSB held the international seminar and workshop "Prospects for the development of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan" for the CIS and EurAsEC countries;
  • September 2014 – the Islamic Finance Development Association in cooperation with the National Bank of Kazakhstan held Kazakhstan Islamic Finance Conference in Almaty city;
  • September 2014 Almaty has significantly improved its position in The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), rising by 15 positions and occupying 43rd position among 83 international financial centres. In the region of Eastern Europe - Central Asia Almaty occupies second place after Istanbul;
  • September 2014 - the round table "Development and regulation of Islamic financial institutions" for the regulators of the CIS and Central Asia;
  • October 2014 – The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan received  the  Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award (GIFA) for world leadership in the field of Islamic Finance; 
  • October 2014 – Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan participated in the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 
  • November 2014 – The British Embassy in Kazakhstan organized a seminar on Islamic Finance for representatives of the National Bank and Islamic financial institutions; 
  • December 2014 - Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan participated at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Manama, Bahrain; 
  • December 2014 – the National Bank of Kazakhstan became the Observer Member of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM);
  • February  2015 – the National Bank of Kazakhstan  with CIBAFI held the seminar  «Certified Islamic Banker» in  Almaty; 
  • March 2015 –  the National Bank of Kazakhstan held the seminar with Daud Bakar in Almaty;
  • April 2015 –- the contract for consulting services was signed between the NBK and one of the leading international legal consulting company in the framework of Islamic Development Bank technical assistance;
  • May 2015 - the National Bank of Kazakhstan held the 12th IFSB Summit in Almaty;
  • May 2015 – the National Bank of Kazakhstan jointly with ADIF prepared Islamic finance brochure;
  • June 2015 - the National Bank of Kazakhstan held customized seminars with IRTI in Astana and Almaty;
  • November 2015 - the Law providing structure of government Islamic securities issuance and conversion conventional bank into Islamic has been adopted;
  • December 2015 - interview of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning Islamic finance in Kazakhstan was issued in the Isfire magazine;
  • December 2015 - Kazakhstan Islamic Finance Country Report prepared be IRTI, Thomson Reuters and CIBAFI was launched on the World Islamic Banking Conference 2015.