AIX Presents new bonds for small and medium-sized enterprises

Monday, 23 October 2023


Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to introduce a new product – SME Bonds, tailored to support small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in securing short-term KZT funding within predefined limits, leveraging the opportunities of the capital markets.

AIX has adjusted the listing requirements and revised its standard fees for SMEs at the same time imposing specific obligations to ensure timely debt service by such businesses.

Birzhan Astayev, Chief Markets and Products officer, said:

AIX’s one of the major targets is to reach out to businesses in different segments and sectors with solutions which would fit their needs in capital to finance the growth of their business. Debute in debt capital market shall help to address the issues with a diversification of sources of funding.”

You can find detailed information on the SME Bonds in the SME Bond Guide, available in the Rules & Regulations section on the AIX website.


AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC Authority, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Silk Road Fund, and NASDAQ, which also provides the AIX trading platform. The exchange operates within a regulatory environment based on the principles of English Law, thus providing a reliable investment environment. The mission of AIX is to develop an active capital market in Kazakhstan and the region by providing clear and favorable conditions for attracting financing to private and public businesses. AIX develops special segments for mining companies as well as infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road initiative. More details: 

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction with a favourable legal and regulatory environment and a developed infrastructure for starting and doing business, attracting investment, creating jobs and developing Kazakhstan’s economy.