Uzbekistan

bneGREEN: IEA calls for $1 trillion of annual investment into clean energy in developing economies

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh June 9, 2021

Private finance is crucial if emerging economies are not to be left behind in the race to net zero, the IEA warns.

Double landlocked Uzbekistan and Pakistan trial cargo route via Afghanistan

Alisher Kalandarov in Tashkent June 8, 2021

Pilot journey inches forward plans to integrate economies of Central and South Asia. Whether the Taliban will stand in the way of the cargo route is still unclear.

COMMENT: More speed, less haste – finding the right balance in preparation for Uzbekistan’s SOE privatisation

Fiezullah Saidov director of Uzbekistan Equities in Tashkent June 2, 2021

On May 20021, State Asset Management Agency (UzSAMA) and the World Bank arranged a high-level international forum held in Hyatt Regency Tashkent to lay out the roadmap for Uzbekistan’s privatisation of some its most valuable companies.

Russia addressing ‘growing Central Asia security concerns’

bne IntelIiNews May 31, 2021

Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.

bneGREEN: GECF rejects IEA call to end upstream investment

bne IntelliNews May 23, 2021

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has rejected the findings of the IEA report released last week, instead projecting that gas will increase its share in the global energy mix to 28% from 23% today.

bneGREEN: The EU’s Green Deal: Putting a carbon price on imports

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 22, 2021

The EU’s journey to net zero threatens a carbon price war with its trading partners

Perspectives | Xi’an meeting marks a new chapter for China in Central Asia

Srdjan Uljevic for Eurasianet May 20, 2021

As the only major power at the table, China sets the agenda.

bneGREEN World needs immediate and massive deployment of green tech to fight climate change

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 19, 2021

World needs immediate and massive deployment of green tech to fight climate change, warns IEA in its latest report.

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: Who is going to pay?

Chris Rickleton for Eurasianet May 17, 2021

Kyrgyzstan is flogging its section of the would-be track, but how successfully?

DATACRUNCH: the bne car ownership/age index

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2021

bne IntelliNews has introduced a new index, the bne Car Ownership/Age index (bneCOR), that cuts through the contradictions and paints a much clearer picture of just how far the middle class has come in each country.

LONG READ: The first thing the emerging middle classes of New Europe do is buy a better car

bne IntelliNews May 14, 2021

A middle class is emerging in New Europe but to get a handle on how far the process has gone and what the differences are between each country bne IntelliNews took a look at the icon of middle-class status: car ownership.

MACRO ADVISORY: The five Stans back in the Game

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory in Moscow May 14, 2021

Now Central Asia has opened up, its major resources mean the rest of the world is paying more attention.

AFC CAPITAL: Uzbekistan’s Capital Markets Development Agency restructured as privatisation looms

Scott Osheroff in Tashkent May 13, 2021

On April 13, 2021, President Mirziyoyev introduced a sweeping set for reforms to the capital markets that deal with a slew of lingering problems. The state is planning to use the local stock exchange to privatise many of its industrial crown jewels.

10 megatrends shaping emerging Europe in the post-pandemic 2020s

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 11, 2021

Visions of a new roaring twenties are seductive but climate change and geopolitics pose threats.

DATACRUNCH: Inflation surges across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

Ben Aris n Berlin May 3, 2021

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union inflation been falling and dropped to post-Soviet lows in the last two years. Now it’s back. The countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus are worst affected

Taking the Tashkent Stock Exchange to the next level

Akmal Djalilov May 1, 2021

Akmal Djalilov, founder of Uzbekistan’s BeTrader platform, looks at a new decree allowing Uzbek companies to list abroad.

Kyrgyz and Tajik citizens, armed forces come to deadly blows in border clashes

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 29, 2021

At least three dead in showdown triggered over rights to water infrastructure. Evening ceasefire agreed.

MOSCOW BLOG: The vaccine wars

Ben Aris in Berlin April 28, 2021

Uzbekistan has been sent the first 50,000 of half a million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. On the same day Brazil rejected the vaccine, due to US pressure.

Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

David Trilling for Eurasianet April 28, 2021

If Central Asian farmers don’t radically change how they use water, the region will not feed China.

Uzbekistan’s stock market coming to life

Ben Aris in Berlin April 22, 2021

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has launched a new push to develop the Uzbek capital markets with a decree that brings in sweeping reforms. The market is already growing, but there is a lot of work still to do.

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