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The ongoing reforms in the field of monetary policy have a significant impact on economic processes in the real and financial sectors of the Uzbek economy. The operations of commercial banks with legal entities and individuals have reached a new level, according to the report of the central bank of ...

A delegation of the World Bank (WB) headed by Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, visited Tashkent on January 18. Georgieva hailed wide reforms in Uzbekistan aimed at developing the economy and improving the lives of all citizens, according to the message on the World ...
The goal of the exhibition which will be held March 5-7, is to further improve and enhance cooperation, creation of good conditions for business partnership between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Participation of manufacturers, firms and companies related to electro-technical field, light and silk industry, ...
The first specialized academy of higher learning in Uzbekistan devoted exclusively to Islamic studies has been registered by the Justice Ministry in seemingly more evidence of a growing embrace of religious values. The government's religious affairs committee reported on its website on January 17 that the ...
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was swift in reacting to the January 18 tragedy, issuing a statement of condolence that was read out by anchors on the Uzbekiston-24 rolling news television channel. He then ordered the setting up of a government commission to be headed by the prime minister to ...

Uzbekistan upset defending champions Japan in the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 quarter-finals with a comprehensive 4-0 win at the Jiangyin ... Uzbekistan showcased a dominant display of football and raced to a comfortable three-goal lead in the first half, before Jasurbek Yakhshiboev sealed the ...
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev sent a telegram conveying condolences to his Uzbek counterpart as both countries opened up investigations into the cause of a massive bus fire that killed 52 Uzbeks as they traveled through Kazakhstan. The inferno broke out on the bus as it was traveling through ...
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev criticized the system of financing and the formation of investment programs in the country. Mirziyoyev, speaking at a meeting with government officials on Jan.17, said that officials in pursuit of high figures were engaged in embellishing the indicators of attracting and ...
The bulk of reforms during the past year centered on revitalizing the private sector: the new government is betting on small- and medium-sized businesses becoming the engine of Uzbekistan's economic development. Specifically, under Mirziyaev's leadership, Uzbekistan took concrete steps to liberalize its ...
Last week, Abdulla Aripov, the prime minister of Uzbekistan, and Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, agreed to allow their citizens to visit each other's countries without a visa for up to 30 days, removing restrictions put in place between the adversarial regimes back in 2001. The move is the latest ...
U.S. uranium producers Ur-Energy and Energy Fuels sent a petition to the U.S. Ministry of Trade asking to limit the purchase of uranium abroad, including in Uzbekistan, RBC reported. They complain that in 2017 uranium production in the U.S. fell to historical lows. According to the Energy Information ...
An Uzbek man charged with killing eight people by ramming a truck down a New York City bike path is willing to plead guilty and accept a life sentence in prison if prosecutors do not seek the death penalty, his lawyers said. The lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov, 29, made their offer in a court filing on January 17 ...
Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov has met in Washington with top U.S. officials including White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the Central Asian country's Foreign Ministry says. The ministry said on January 18 that Kamilov and U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs ...
Samarkand, Uzbekistan -- One miner was reported dead and dozens were feared trapped on January 18 after a partial collapse at an abandoned gold mine in Uzbekistan. A local police officer in the southeastern region of Samarkand said that some 30 illegal gold miners escaped after the collapse on ...
At least 52 people have been killed after a bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh Interior Ministry said all of those killed were citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan. The bus was travelling along a road in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region that links the Russian city of Samara to ...
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree abolishing individual customs, tax and other benefits, as well as preferences granted to individual companies for the importation of food products as of February 1, 2018. Today, the situation, when separate players due to receiving individual benefits ...

The activities of the Uzbekipaksanoat Association will be gradually transferred to the cluster method of production organization. This is stipulated by the presidential decree on measures for the further development of the silk industry in Uzbekistan. Enterprises belonging to the Association will receive ...
The central bank of Uzbekistan is considering to introduce new banknotes with a larger nominal value, the press service of the regulator said in a message. The bank stated that it is planned to continue work on optimizing the structure of banknotes in circulation within the framework of tasks to improve cash ...
Uzbekistan will begin negotiations on accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) this year, the first deputy chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, Sodiq Safayev, said on January 16. "Uzbekistan will continue to work in order to create favorable conditions for foreign investors. In 2018, the ...
Uzbekistan: Projects to expand and upgrade the national railway network are making progress, with the launch of freight services on a newly-built direct line between Bukhara and Miskin, work underway on a link to Khiva, the completion of electrification to Termez and tendering launched for ...
Uzbekistan has softened requirements for registration of foreigners and stateless persons in Tashkent city and Tashkent region, the Justice Ministry told Trend Jan. 16. In particular, by the order of the Justice Ministry, amendments and additions were made to the directive on notarial acts, according to which ...
The agreement on the abolition of the visa regime between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan is planned to be signed during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's forthcoming visit to Dushanbe this year, chairman of the Uzbek State Committee for Tourism Development Aziz Abdukhakimov told journalists, Sputnik ...
Tashkent -- Uzbekistan plans to build numerous small mosques along roads and streets across the Central Asian country of 30 million. A senior imam in the capital, Tashkent, Anvar-qori Tursunov, told RFE/RL on January 15 that "mini-mosques" will be built to help practicing Muslims pray five times a day.
Crop production in Uzbekistan in 2017 amounted to 46.891 trillion soums, which is 0.7 percent more than in 2016, according to preliminary information, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said in a message posted on its website. The share of crop production in the total agricultural production amounted to ...
Uzbek citizens will be able to use international plastic cards of Uzbek banks in national currency in other countries, Shukhrat Atabaev, deputy chairman of the central bank of Uzbekistan, said. The deputy chairman of the bank, together with representatives of ministries and departments of the economic bloc ...
The volume of exports of fruits and vegetables in 2017 amounted to $708.8 million, which is almost 15 percent more than in 2016. This follows from the preliminary review by the State Statistics Committee on Foreign Trade for January-December 2017. Of the total volume of fruit and vegetable and products ...
Uzbekistan abandoned the outdated practice of developing annual investment programs without careful planning, as well as application of a single concept for the formation of long-term ideas and investment objectives, Deputy Prime Minister Sukhrob Kholmuradov said. Kholmuradov told media that now ...
As part of the production localization program, Uzbekistan produced goods worth 9.9 trillion soums in 2017, or 1.6 times more than in 2016, the economy Ministry told Trend. The export of products of enterprises localized in Uzbekistan increased by 20.4 percent in the period and reached a value of $512.4 ...
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the plan of measures in connection with the construction of a mining and metallurgical complex based on the Tebinbulak deposit. The new complex will be built by 2024. Its capacity will be up to one million tons of steel products per year. The country's ...
The Majlis podcast is back in 2018 and the latest session takes a look at Tajik-Uzbek relations. Uzbek Prime Minister Abdullo Aripov visited Tajikistan on January 10-11 to meet with top Tajik officials in the latest sign of warming ties between the two countries since Shavkat Mirziyoev became Uzbekistan's ...
The State Unitary Enterprise 'Airline for Special Aerial Work' of Uzbekistan Airways announced a tender for the development of design estimates and the construction of greenhouses on an area of 0.5 hectares. Terms of payment: Prepayment of 15 percent within 15 calendar days from the date of signing ...
Special divisions will be created at the Uzbek Foreign Ministry to develop foreign economic relations and attract investments to the country. This proposal was made at a meeting chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, devoted to the analysis of the activities of the republic's foreign policy department.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, Uzbekistan registered 5,517 operating companies with the participation of foreign capital, of which 3,087 are joint ventures and 2,430 are foreign companies. In January-December 2017, 863 companies with the participation of foreign capital were re-established in the republic, of which ...
Movement has been significantly simplified at the Kazakh-Uzbek border. Innovations were developed as part of the roadmap on Modernization of Border Crossing Points. This has helped to increase the flow tourists and transit. Time spent on border control has been shortened. In addition, Uzbekistan ...
Such an assessment of the current state of the national economy was made by the country's First Deputy Economy Minister Mubin Mirzaev at a meeting of the International Press Club. He said that a similar state hinders the development of the economy and budget revenues. The first step towards solving ...
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have reached agreements on visa relations and the most controversial section of the state border. One of the main disputable sections of the border was Farhad dam, located on the territory of Tajikistan, built in the 1940s. In the near future Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will sign a new ...
Natural gas production in Uzbekistan increased by 0.5 percent in 2017 up to 56.417 billion cubic meters compared to 2016, according to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee. At the same time, the Central Asian country reduced oil production by 6.3 percent to 806,000 tons in 2017. "Enterprises of the ...
HOT summers, mild winters, good roads and plenty of mountains, not to mention two velodromes--Uzbekistan has a great deal to offer when it comes to cycling. Building on these assets, the Uzbekistan Cycling Federation (UCF), under the presidency of Tanzila Narbaeva, is currently leading a concerted ...
Qatar wins 2nd straight, Uzbekistan beats China in AFC U23 Championship ... 13 (Xinhua) -- Qatar had its second straight victory by beating Oman 1-0 while China conceded to its first defeat, losing to Uzbekistan 1-0 in Group A of the Asian football Confederation (AFC) Under 23 Championship here on ...
The export volume of Russian oil delivered to Uzbekistan in 2017 amounted to 68,200 tons, according to the materials of the Central Dispatch Office of the Fuel and Energy Complex. In particular, in November, 30,000 tons of oil was sent to Uzbekistan, while in December the figure increased making 38,200 ...
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to visa-free travel between the two Central Asian countries and other border-crossing measures, according to Tajik media. Media reports on January 11 said that the decisions came during a visit to Dushanbe by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov. They said Aripov ...
The Penjikent-Samarkand checkpoint on the Tajik-Uzbek border will resume its operation this spring after an eight-year break, TajikTA news agency reported quoting a source in the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan. To date, the parties are preparing border infrastructure for the opening of ...
Inflation rate in Uzbekistan's consumer sector was 14.4 percent in 2017, the press service of the country's State Statistics Committee said in a statement. In 2017, food products rose in price by 15.9 percent, non-food products - by 16.1 percent, services - by 8.6 percent, according to the statement. With a 1.1 ...
Russia is ready to offer several options for financing the nuclear power plant construction project in Uzbekistan, Sputnik news agency reported citing a source. According to the source, presently, the Uzbek government is working out a detailed proposal for the construction of the nuclear power plant and ...
Representatives of one of the US venture funds are in Uzbekistan to study the country's IT market, the Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center (MUIC) said in a message on Jan.9. The meeting of representatives of the venture fund with the MUIC residents will be held on Jan.10. The Venture fund, the name of ...
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has sent a congratulatory letter to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. "On behalf of the people and government of Turkmenistan and on my own behalf, I have the honor to convey ...
In a speech full of surprises over the weekend, the president of Uzbekistan dropped an interesting hint about the fate of the former ruling family. On January 5, Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a reference to the sudden bonanza of revenue coming into the state coffers from the Abu Sahiy wholesale market in ...
This week, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov is scheduled to make a working visit to Dushanbe to pave the way for the president's visit. According to Trend, Aripov will meet with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda. Regional media have reported that the usual topics ...
From Uzbekistan to Coimbatore Gulomjanov Khahraman, Gulomjanova Shakhnoza, Gulomjanov Dostonbek and Gulomjanov Robiyakhon performing Bollywood numbers in a fundraiser concert; the organisers and the Small Differences team members; Paarai perfocmance by Aayutham Kalaikalin ...


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