Category: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Agriculture: Transformational Changes Underway

Having concentrated on fiscal and monetary reforms and on advancing big infrastructure projects, over the past five years, the government is now much more actively pursuing economic and export diversification projects, to create employment and support rural communities. Agriculture has emerged top of the priority sector list.

Uzbekistan Country Update: Powering Ahead

The main investment priority is still the power sector, as Uzbekistan seeks a bigger, and diversified, power source to fund economic growth. There is a greater focus on renewable energy, especially solar.

Uzbekistan: Energizing Sustainable Growth

Uzbekistan GDP is expected to have grown by 1.6% in 2020 (preliminary estimate). This is because of the impact of the Covid lockdown on domestic consumption and the fall in external demand. A bounce of 4-5% is expected in 2020.

Agriculture in Uzbekistan: Next in line for major reform

More focused. Having concentrated on fiscal and monetary reforms and on advancing big infrastructure projects, such as in the power sector, the Uzbek government is now much more actively pursuing economic and export diversification projects, especially in areas that can create employment and support rural communities. Agriculture has emerged as top of that list.

Uzbekistan: Healthcare

Healthcare was already a priority, even before Covid-19. Uzbekistan is a country in a hurry to modernize. It has already carried out a number of business and lifestyle changing reforms since the election of President Mirziyoyev in late 2016.

Uzbekistan Update: Honeymoon has ended … the Romance has not

Uzbekistan has undergone a fast-paced change since late 2016. This “new-frontier” attracted a lot of investor interest and IFI aid/loan money. But the economy is facing problems. Balancing efforts to sustain growth with prudent fiscal management is more difficult.

Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan: Macro & Investment Update

The recovery in the oil price is boosting several of the major regional economies: Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Remittance flows, typically from the hydrocarbon rich economies to others, have also been picking-up strongly and helping to boost both headline growth and consumer activity.

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