Eurasia / Tech

Kaspi on the cusp? Assessing the significance of Kazakh fintech firm's smash stock market debut

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 23, 2020

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.

Why fintech IPO sensation Kaspi is king in Kazakhstan

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 16, 2020

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.

Large cyberattack ‘hit Iran’s ports electronic infrastructure’

bne IntelIiNews October 16, 2020

Government bodies implement temporary online shutdowns after country says it was the target of two substantial malicious attempts to breach state information systems.

Kazakh fintech leader eyes October listing on LSE

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 6, 2020

Sees opportunity in capitalising on valuation benchmark set by Russian technology firm Yandex’s plans to take over online bank Tinkoff for $5.5bn.

Kazakhstan headhunts Belarusian IT developers, in vain so far

Almaz Kumenov for Eurasianet September 7, 2020

Astana Hub hoping political unrest could tempt some specialists into coming their way.