Since Russia’s Yandex called off a deal to acquire online bank Tinkoff, the standout IPO of Kazakhstan’s financial technology and e-commerce leader has become the benchmark-setter.
Firm runs what's fast turning into country's de facto payments system. Central Asia's large unbanked population now offers great scope for building success upon success but the potential won't go unnoticed by rivals.
Government bodies implement temporary online shutdowns after country says it was the target of two substantial malicious attempts to breach state information systems.
Sees opportunity in capitalising on valuation benchmark set by Russian technology firm Yandex’s plans to take over online bank Tinkoff for $5.5bn.
Astana Hub hoping political unrest could tempt some specialists into coming their way.