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Deloitte's expert opinion

This section includes topical articles authored by Deloitte Caspian Region specialists and published in various printed and electronic media. The articles cover a wide spectrum of business information relevant to the Kazakhstan market.

You can also find insightful interviews with Deloitte’s experts where they share their experience and their vision for the future.

Business

Mark Smith
Managing Partner 
Deloitte Caspian Region

Goals for EUROBAK in 2014
Eurobak Chairman and Deloitte Caspian Region Managing Partner, Mark Smith shares his business plans and goals for 2014

Tax


Anthony Mahon
Director
Cross Border Tax

Onshore/offshore contract structures: challenges for the oil industry

Deloitte has provided his expert opinion in an article entitled Onshore/offshore contract structures: challenges for the oil industry of the Investor's Voice magazine.

   


Dilya Osmanova
Tax & Legal Partner
Deloitte Caspian Region

Tax changes for 2014

For everyone, New Year is a time of expectation and change, and this is no different for taxpayers.

Dilya Osmanova, Tax & Legal Partner, highlighted recent changes to tax law in her interview to World Monitor.

   

Dina Turkina
Tax Partner
Deloitte Caspian Region

VAT on prepayments – a negative or positive development for service providers?

We are pleased to have this opportunity to share our opinion on the article “VAT on prepayments – a negative or positive development for service providers?” written by Deloitte experts and published in issue #56 (page 30) of Investor’s Voice for October 2013

   

Sholpan Dossymkhanova
Tax Manager 
Deloitte Caspian Region

The Customs Union: Customs View from Kazakhstan (Three Years After)

In the given article main advantages of creating the Customs Union between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are analyzed, many companies engaged in international economic activity on mutual trade also gained many benefits. Some problematic questions which became the theme of discussion on round tables between business and state authorities during the last 3 years on the grounds of using one single base of Customs union's regulatory norms are also covered from customs standpoints.

You can read more in the article which was published in World Monitor, 2013.

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Legal

Agaisha Ibrasheva
Legal Partner
Deloitte Caspian Region

Practical aspects of setting up and running a business in Kazakhstan

We are pleased to present you Let's go #2, 2014 issue where Deloitte experts, Agaisha Ibrasheva, Legal Partner and Karina Syzdykova, Legal Consultant, Legal Services department, are sharing their views about "Practical aspects of setting up and running a business in Kazakhstan"

Karina Syzdykova
Legal Consultant
Tax & Legal Department

 
   

Agaisha Ibrasheva
Legal Partner
Deloitte Caspian Region

New approaches to structuring foreign and local staff resources

A modern, innovative economy cannot be developed in conditions of total isolation. Advanced technology and new techniques in the fields of trade, money,human resources and modern financial instrument management are all necessary components of competitiveness in the global economy — in both the private and public sectors — and are all in constant need of foreign investment and qualified staff, which is sometimes difficult to find locally. For this reason, the ability to attract foreigners to work in Kazakhstan and, accordingly, structure their employment relations is becoming increasingly important.

You can read more in the article which was published in Investor's Voice magazine in April 2013.

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Economics

Mark Smith
Managing Partner 
Deloitte Caspian Region

Latest trends in Kazakhstan's Investment and Business Climate

Mark Smith, Managing Partner Deloitte in Caspian Region is sharing the latest trends in Kazakhstan's Investment and Business Climate for World Finance Review.

   
 

Auditing advances

Due to strong growth rates and tough auditing requirements, Deloitte has targeted Kazakhstan as a priority market for the next three years. One of the country's largest professional services companies, Deloitte primarily concentrates on auditing while also offering tax services, legal advice and financial consultancy.

We are pleased to share with you an interview with Mark Smith, Deloitte Caspian Region Managing Partner, and  The Oil & Gas Year magazine (page 138), in which Mark shares his thoughts on trends in the professional market.

   
 

Address to the EUROBAK Catalogue readers

EUROBAK Chairman Mark Smith's address to the EUROBAK Catalogue readers in which he shares all the news about the recent VI Astana Economic Forum

You can read more in the article which was published in EUROBAK Catalogue, 2013.

   
 

Current trends in Kazakhstan investment and business climate.

Mr. Mark Smith, EUROBAK Chairman, is sharing his views on current investment tendencies and the importance of further economic diversification in Kazakhstan.

You can read more in the article which was published in World Monitor, 2013

   
 

Kazakhstan in 2012: Moving Beyond the Crisis

Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy, got an early taste of the global financial crisis in 2007 but its moves to share losses with bank bondholders has helped it become one of the first to emerge from the other side. The government is trying to capitalize on its early lead by swiftly diversifying its economy beyond its traditional focus on natural resources, improving its investment climate and harnessing its location as a hub straddling China and Europe to keep foreign investment flowing. 

You can read more in the article which was published in World Finance Review in March 2012.

   
 

The Kazakhstan opportunity

Kazakhstan, like much of the world, suffered its fair share from the global financial crisis, but the economy has come out the other side in a relatively healthy condition, enjoying robust real economic growth, with some estimates seeing GDP climbing by 5.8% and 6.3% in 2012 and 2013. There have been casualties, but Kazakhstan has managed to position itself as the Central Asian country of opportunity and the one to invest in.

You can read more in the article which was published in World Monitor, 2012

   

Vladimir Kononenko
Head of Tax & Legal Group 
Deloitte Caspian Region

The investment climate in Kazakhstan.

You can read more in the article which was published in Invest in Kazakhstan, 2012

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Green Economy

Agaisha Ibrasheva
Legal Partner
Deloitte Caspian Region

Ensuring the correct application of tax and environmental legislation to subsoil operations

We are pleased to present you World Monitor #4, 2013. Oil & Gas issue where Deloitte experts, Agaisha Ibrasheva, Legal Partner and Olesya Kirilovskaya, Legal Consultant, Legal Services department, are sharing their views about "Ensuring the correct application of tax and environmental legislation to subsoil operations"

   

 

Understanding alternative energy sources in Kazakhstan

You can read more in the article which was published in Astana Economic Forum 2013 Engaging change, 2013.

   

Vladimir Kononenko
Head of Tax & Legal Group 
Deloitte Caspian Region

Urgent issues when applying tax and environmental legislation to subsoil use.

The legislative base of Kazakhstan, a country with considerable economic dependence on its extractive industries, has some unique features, particularly with regard to it's strict management of the activity of subsoil users.

You can read more in the article which was published in KazService, 2013.

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Contacts

  Anastassiya Nevenchannaya
Head of Marketing and Communications in Caspian Region
Tel.: +7 (727) 258 13 40
anevenchannaya@deloitte.kz

 

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