Uzbek-born businessman and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov has donated $10mn to help Uzbek doctors, who are battling against the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
A new study finds that the more overweight the politicians in a government from the former Soviet Union are, the more likely that government is to be corrupt.
Hemp uses less water than cotton, a fact that should excite farmers in the rapidly desiccating region.
Uzbekistan’s inaugural $1bn Eurobond in February of last year was hailed as a landmark event for Uzbekistan. Now its on the map for international creditors, the government need to avoid a borrowing binge that will end in a debt trap.
Several countries in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and the Western Balkans are seeing a strong rise in daily new cases after the easing of restrictions.