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Japan’s Ministop plans Kazakhstan shops

Japanese convenience store operator Ministop Co. said on Wednesday that by the end of this year it will become the first Japanese company to open a convenience store in Kazakhstan.

It plans to eventually set up a chain of around 10 outlets in the nation’s largest city, Almaty, in cooperation with transport firm Senko Co.

Ministop said it sees the Central Asian country, rich in oil and minerals, as a promising market.