Uzbekistan

ASH: Welcome to the new age of inflation

Timothy Ash Senior Sovereign Strategist at BlueBay Asset Management in London June 17, 2022

The debate around inflation is centre-stage at present, with headline and PPI inflation soaring globally in response to a range of factors but including climate change/transition and Covid-related supply disruptions.

COMMENT: Uzbekistan’s constitutional reforms are for the people

Odiljon Tojiev Deputy Speaker of Uzbekistan’s parliament in Tashkent June 14, 2022

Every modern constitution claims to speak for the public. “We the People,” the US Constitution famously begins. Uzbekistan’s own Soviet era constitution, passed in 1978, declared grandly that “all power” belonged to the people. It didn’t.

Uzbekistan, Russia's Rosatom discuss 'cost optimisation' for nuclear plant

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent June 13, 2022

Tashkent indicates it has concerns that the project may not be economically feasible.

'Sugar rush' in Uzbekistan as prices skyrocket

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent June 13, 2022

Officials say logistics difficulties have hit Brazilian sugar cane deliveries. Queues causing tensions as sugar resellers attempt to capitalise.

Artel becomes largest private company to place bond on Tashkent Stock Exchange

Muzaffar Ismailov in Tashkent June 13, 2022

Artel Electronics, Central Asia’s leading electronics and home appliances manufacturer, achieves corporate bond milestone in Uzbekistan.

bneGREEN: UN stresses green issues are key to reducing poverty and boosting sustainability

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh June 11, 2022

Maintaining a healthy planet and ensuring prosperity for all requires a renewed emphasis on reducing environmental impact, sustainability and changing the way the current economic system works.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Whisper it, but work on 25-year-old China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project may finally start

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty June 10, 2022

Freight dispatchers desire to avoid sanctioned Russia may have motivated Chinese officials to get a move on.

bneGREEN: Energy efficiency: a central pillar of meeting green targets

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh June 9, 2022

Energy efficiency must play a central role in meeting the world’s emissions reduction and renewable energy targets.

China hectors Central Asia to steer clear of big power politics

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet June 9, 2022

Foreign Minister Wang Yi used a visit to Central Asia to talk about the United States. But his counterparts wanted to talk business.

Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutors use 2010 ethnic unrest as cudgel against government opponents

Nurbek Bekmurzaev for Eurasianet June 8, 2022

Activists are bewildered by how the government has chosen to revisit the events of 2010 in this way.

Uzbekistan sees bread prices skyrocket

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet June 2, 2022

Tashkent is seeking to boost domestic flour production at a delicate time, with the war in Ukraine garbling food supply chains.

bneGREEN: G7 sets decarbonisation goal for 2035

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh June 2, 2022

The G7 has agreed to “predominantly decarbonise electricity sectors by 2035,” and to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation and speed up the phase-out of unabated coal plants by the same year.

bneGREEN: Is coal killing us all?

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 27, 2022

Ending coal-fired power generation could prevent 14.5mn premature death from air pollution between now and 2050 and would create up to $16.3 trillion in economic benefits.

Uzbekistan: China comes bearing gifts

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet May 26, 2022

Will a railway connecting the two countries via Kyrgyzstan ever happen?

CEE companies weather the COVID-19 crisis

Robert Anderson in Prague May 23, 2022

Prompt and decisive government intervention, financial lifelines and firms’ involvement in global value chains have helped minimise insolvencies, says EIB/EBRD report.

bneGREEN: Fossil fuel closures needed to stand any chance of meeting 1.5°C target

bne IntelliNews May 20, 2022

Ending new oil, gas and coal developments is not enough to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research. Instead, already built fossil fuel projects must be decommissioned early if climate change is to be limited to 1.5°C.

bneGREEN: More proof that climate change threatens lives and causes economic damage

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 20, 2022

Human activity has caused irrevocable damage to the climate, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage and threatening water and food supplies to millions of people.

EBRD 2022: Reforms and privatisation to drive Uzbekistan’s mid-term growth

Clare Nuttall in Marrakesh May 16, 2022

Uzbekistan's growth slowed in 2022, but if the pace of reforms continues to be as fast as in the last few years it is expected to rebound to around 10% a year once the current health and geopolitical crises are over.

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