The six packages of sanctions imposed by EU on Russian Federation
One of the instruments the EU is using to bring about changes and expert pressure on Russia to stop its military attack on Ukraine are sanctions. Sanctions are instruments of foreign policy and are based on Article 29 of the Treaty of the European Union.
Banking Regulation Review
Events in 2021 resulted in the Kazakh economy, in particular the financial sector, having to face the combined challenge of a continued reduction in oil prices and new strains of covid-19. However, according to the Agency for Regulation and Development of the Financial Market (AFR), the negative impact of these challenges on the Kazakh banking sector was not as severe as expected, and in 2021 banking sector started gradually to recover.
The list of commodities the advertising which is prohibited has been expanded
As per the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated 4 April 2022, the “List of commodities the advertising of which is prohibited” approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers #414 dated 17 October 2016 has been expanded.
A new Regulation on “Opening, maintaining and closing bank accounts” was adopted
According to the Resolution of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan #04/2 dated 4 February 2022, the Rules on “Opening, maintaining and closing bank accounts” from 10 June 2019 have ceased to be legally valid, and a new Regulation on “Opening, maintaining and closing bank accounts” was adopted.
If you are interested in establishing a presence in a new market, restructuring your current operations, or expanding the geographical coverage of your business, the jurisdictions of Caucasus and Central Asia could offer a great potential from economic and legal standpoints. The region is strategically located between Europe and Asia, offering a unique position for companies who do business in both markets.
One of the alternative ways to attract investment and expand one’s business is the public offering and sales of securities. As of 2021, there are 314 joint-stock companies (hereinafter the “JSC”) registered in Mongolia, and securities worth MNT 1.4 trillion (app USD 452.09 million) were traded on the market which is 21.6 times higher from 2020 and increased results by 64.3 percent from 2017.