Uzbekistan

The female voice of change

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2021

Emerging Europe has a growing number of female politicians taking a stand against corruption and authoritarianism.

COMMENT: Uzbek privatisation - this time it seems to be for real

Fiezullah Saidov director of Uzbekistan Equities in Tashkent March 7, 2021

Privatisation efforts in Uzbekistan are moving to a practical level. The newly appointed State Asset Management Agency head has started to implement the presidential decree on privatisation with a new zeal.

Uzbekstan's Fergana region to spend $8.5mn setting up electric scooter production

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent March 5, 2021

Three companies say they plan to set up production of electric scooters at the Kokand free economic zone.

Emerging Europe strong on women’s economic opportunities but dragged down by low pensions

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 24, 2021

Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.

Lukoil ‘demonstrates worth to Uzbekistan as it takes on hard to recover gas challenge’

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent February 23, 2021

Russian giant, now sixth largest taxpayer in Central Asian country, has stepped up its cooperation with Tashkent.

Russia’s Megafon enters Uzbek telecoms market in $100mn joint venture with Ucell

Ben Aris in Berlin February 10, 2021

Leading Russian telecoms company MegaFon has set up a joint venture, Digital Holding, with Uzbekistan’s biggest mobile phone company Ucell and will invest $100mn to enter the country’s telecoms market.

Perspectives: Uzbekistan rising as Central Asian integration catalyst

Eurasianet February 8, 2021

China will play a decisive role in anointing Central Asia’s leader.

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