Sunday, 05, April, 2020

Finances

World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Cyril Muller, welcomed the Government of Uzbekistan’s progress in transforming the economy and pledged the institution’s continued support for further reforms. Visiting Tashkent on January 16-17, he met with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and senior government and parliamentary officials.

The volume of investment amounted to 220.7 trillion soums, or US$ 23 billion in 2019, exceeding the target by 2 times, while the volume of fixed investment amounted to 189.9 trillion soums, or US$ 19.8 billion, a 1.3 times year-to-year increase, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade said.

On January 16, the Board of the Central Bank decided to keep the basic rate at 16% per annum, the regulator said in a statement.

The EBRD achieved a new record in Uzbekistan in 2019 with an annual investment of US$ 576 million (€517 million) through 13 private and public sector projects – an all-time high for the Bank in the country.

The Hyatt Regency Tashkent hotel will be privatized through the funds by The Abu Dhabi Uzbek Fund, Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced at the government meeting devoted to the implementation of agreements reached at visits to the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

The controlling stake in Asia Alliance Bank set to be sold to Japanese Sawada Holdings, it follows from the Dec. 28 presidential decree, signed following the official visit by Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Japan last December.

By the end of 2019, the total nominal value of securities issued in Uzbekistan is at 92.35 trillion soums. Of these, only 1.5% or 1.4 trillion soums, or less than 0.4% of GDP, is in free circulation.

Ernst & Young has been awarded a license of investment advisor in Uzbekistan and can operate as a licensed actor in securities markets.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to unify regulations in the field of the capital market by the end of 2020, the Deputy Head of the Capital Market Development Agency, Sherzod Egamberdiev announced today.

Many accords were signed during the official visit of Shavkat Mirziyoev to Japan. In particular, Japan will provide 346 million yen (US$ 3.2 million) in a grant to improve the quality of life of households in the Aral Sea region.