August 2017

All the fraudulent schemes threaten with big troubles on an international scale

By Alina Kantor

In the USA, an investigation is ongoing against the former head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, the former mayor of the largest city of Almaty, Viktor Khrapunov. In Kazakhstan, several dozen criminal cases have been opened against him on charges of corruption. V. Khrapunov himself was put on the international wanted list by the Interpol line. He is accused of money laundering, fraud, organization of a criminal group, abuse of power, bribery. Currently, his name appears in the case of another major fraudster - ex-banker Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Kazakhstan creates online platform for wholesale trade in Central Asian region

Entrepreneurs from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries will no longer need to travel to China, Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan to purchase goods, as Central Asian region trade routes will now converge in Kazakhstan. The National Association of Trade Enterprises together with Kyrgyz colleagues is launching a unique project – the Commodity Distribution System of the Central Asian region with logistics centres in Almaty, Astana and Atyrau. All procedures from order to payment will be made online.