As the interest of foreign investors in resource-rich Kazakhstan is growing, a large number of Kazakhstani companies are being listed in the world's largest financial centres to raise capital.
Not all of the Kazakhstan-based companies have proved to be good investments to foreign investors. As history has shown, the lack of good corporate governance and transparency has led to a few massive fraud scandals and subsequent investigations within Kazakhstan and abroad (including one involving the UK Serious Fraud Office). Timely internal investigations could have resolved some of these at early stages. This demonstrates how important it has become to conduct internal investigations in Kazakhstan properly, early and quickly enough.
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