The Japanese H.I.S. Holdings is considering to buy a stake in one of the Uzbekistan banks. This was discussed at the meeting of the Uzbek Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, Sardor Umurzakov, with the CEO & Executive President at H.I.S., Hideo Sawada, the ministry said in a statement.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced that it has approved a $93 million loan to help enhance competitiveness in Uzbekistan and boost inclusive growth by improving market-relevant skills development for young people and unemployed job seekers.
The Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov held online talks with the new President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renault-Basso, the ministry said.
A meeting with executives of the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD) was held at the Central Bank, together with the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping DAVR-BANK expand its financing for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and women-owned businesses across Uzbekistan. While these business groups were already constrained from accessing finance, the COVID-19 pandemic made the situation worse. IFC’s $5 million investment will provide critical working capital to help them continue their operations and stay afloat during the ongoing public health crisis.
The US$ 50 million Uzbek-Kyrgyz Investment Fund is to be set up. The decision was taken at the meeting between Uzbek Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov and Kyrgyz Acting PM Artyom Novikov in Fergana, the Kyrgyz government said.
VEB.RF will provide a loan to Olmaliq Mining Metallurgical Complex (OMMC) for purchase of BELAZ mining dump trucks as part of the plant’s modernization project, the VEB.RF said in a statement.
S&P Global Ratings affirmed its long- and short-term foreign and local currency ratings on Uzbekistan at ‘BB-/B’. The outlook remains negative.