Uzbekistan

Uzbek-born businessman and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov has donated $10mn to help Uzbek doctors

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2020

Uzbek-born businessman and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov has donated $10mn to help Uzbek doctors, who are battling against the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Fat cats: new study shows corruption can be measured in kilos

bne IntelliNews July 28, 2020

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.

Uzbekistan returns to its roots with cannabis cultivation

Eurasianet July 21, 2020

Hemp uses less water than cotton, a fact that should excite farmers in the rapidly desiccating region.

COMMENT: Borrower beware: Uzbekistan’s dollar debt binge could spell long-term trouble

Atabek Nazirov is Director of the Capital Markets Development Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan July 7, 2020

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.

New lockdowns imposed in Eurasia to fight rising coronavirus cases

bne IntelliNews July 7, 2020

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.

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