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Yelena Tischenko. Photo courtesy of chaspik.spb.ru
Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Amnestied Ukrainian lawyer Yelena Tishchenko has been appointed to lead the newly established department for return of criminally obtained assets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
BTA Bank replaces Board Chairman

Askarbek Nabiev has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board at Kazakhstan's BTA Bank.

BTA Bank replaces Board Chairman
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KazKom purchases BTA, Kenes Rakishev purchases KazKom

34-year old Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev becomes one of KKB's major shareholders as part of the ongoing integration KKB and BTA banks.

KazKom purchases BTA, Kenes Rakishev purchases KazKom
Mukhtar Ablyazova ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
French Cassation Court approves Ablyazov's extradition

The Court of Cassation of France has rejected Mukhtar Ablyazov's appeal against his extradition, bringing the extradition of the fugitive banker to Russia or Ukraine closer to reality.

French Cassation Court approves Ablyazov's extradition
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©pravgazeta.info
French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4

The French Court of Cassation will pronounce its rule on the fate of the fugitive Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov on March 4.

French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©REUTERS
Extradite or prosecute: Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan on Ablyazov's case

Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan speaks about the possibilities of prosecuting fugitive Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov in accordance with the international law.

Extradite or prosecute: Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan on Ablyazov's case
©Petr Karandashov
KazKommertsBank welcomes new members to its Board of Directors

Two new members to the Board of Directors of KazKommertsBank has been elected as the process of integrating the bank with BTA continues.

KazKommertsBank welcomes new members to its Board of Directors
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French court's decision on Ablyazov's extradition expected in 2015

The final decision on the extradition of fugitive billionaire from Kazakhstan Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia will be ready this year.

French court's decision on Ablyazov's extradition expected in 2015
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Ablyazov's company loses $1.5 billion arbitrage case against Kazakhstan

The Ad hoc Committee of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has denied the appeal of Netherlands-based company KT Asia Investment Group BV that demanded $1.5 billion in compensation from Kazakhstan for allegedly nationalising the company's minority share in BTA Bank.

Ablyazov's company loses $1.5 billion arbitrage case against Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan isn't negotiating re-extradition of Ablyazov from Russia
Kazakhstan isn't negotiating re-extradition of Ablyazov from Russia

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan was not and is not negotiating extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov from Russia, where he was ordered to be extradited by the French justice.

Kazakhstan isn't negotiating re-extradition of Ablyazov from Russia
Alexander Potkin  ©Sergey Mikheyev/Kommersant.ru
Russian nationalist arrested over Ablyazov embezzlement case; Ablyazov hearings commence in France

Russian police arrests Alexander Potkin, a well-known nationalist, in connection with the BTA Bank embezzlement case worth $5 billion. French court restarts Ablyazov extradition hearings.

Russian nationalist arrested over Ablyazov embezzlement case; Ablyazov hearings commence in France
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Ukraine refuses cooperation with Russia in Ablyazov's case

President of Ukraine Poroshenko announced that Ukraine would not cooperate with Russia in the case of fugitive Kazakh banker, who will be be extradited to either Ukraine or Russia.

Ukraine refuses cooperation with Russia in Ablyazov's case
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Ablyazov's wife deportation to Kazakhstan illegal: Italy Court of Cassation

The wife of Kazakh tycoon and former head of BTA bank Mukhtar Ablyzov was illegally deported to Kazakhstan, Italy's Court of Cassation rules.

Ablyazov's wife deportation to Kazakhstan illegal: Italy Court of Cassation
Kazkom logo ©wikipedia.org
Kazkom-BTA merger may produce largest universal bank in region

Kazkommertsbank and Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev have completed the acquisition of BTA Bank from Samruk Kazyna Kazakhstan's national wealth fund.

Kazkom-BTA merger may produce largest universal bank in region
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
BTA files motion to dismiss fraud lawsuit in US

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by its creditors in the United States.

BTA files motion to dismiss fraud lawsuit in US
Photo © Vladimir Zaikin
KazKom launches PayPass in Kazakhstan

Kazkommertsbank has launched a contactless payment system that uses mobile phones in Kazakhstan.

KazKom launches PayPass in Kazakhstan
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©RIA Novosti
Russian and Ukrainian representatives to attend Ablyazov's trial in France

Russian and Ukrainian representatives will be able to attend the court hearings in Lyon involving the former head of Kazakhstani BTA bank Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Russian and Ukrainian representatives to attend Ablyazov's trial in France
Businessman Kenes Rakishev ©wikipedia.org
Kenes Rakishev buys into Magnum Cash & Carry

Businessman Kenes Rakishev has bought a stake in Magnum Cash & Carry retailer network.

Kenes Rakishev buys into Magnum Cash & Carry
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh central bank grants Rakishev permission to purchase BTA Bank

Kazakhstani businessman Kenes Rakishev has been granted a permission to purchase BTA Bank by the National Bank of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh central bank grants Rakishev permission to purchase BTA Bank
Mukhtar Ablyazov. © Tengrinews/Yaroslav Radlovskiy
UK revokes Ablyazov's refugee status

Great Britain has announced its decision to terminate the refugee status of a former Kazakhstan banker and minister accused of fraud and money laundering.

UK revokes Ablyazov's refugee status