Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Uzbekistan as well as domestic companies active in international trade will have additional funds available for their operations, thanks to a new financing programme offered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Bank Ipak Yuli, the country’s major privately owned lender.
The Board of the Central Bank on Thursday cut the interest rate by 1 percentage point to 14% per annum. This decision was due to the projected slowdown in the inflation, to the need to maintain positive real interest rates in the economy, as well as to achieve a balance between the inflation target and the maintenance of economic activity in the light of the pandemic,” the regulator noted.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) delivered to the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan another batch of supply worth $952,000.
After the lockdown measures were relaxed, the flow of funds to banks increased, the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Behzod Khamroev said at a press briefing Monday, adding that cash flow could catch pre-lockdown figures in the next 1-2 months.
An agreement was signed between the Central Bank of Uzbekistan and the Central Bank of the Republic of Korea (Bank of Korea) on Knowledge Partnership Program, the Uzbekistan Central Bank said.
The Uzbek Capital Market Development Agency issued an advisory license to Deloitte representative office in Uzbekistan.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to strengthen Uzbekistan’s resilience to public health emergencies, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, by steadily improving testing, diagnosis, and the management of COVID-19 cases over the next two years.
The Central Bank of Uzbekistan entered into agreements with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to implement two projects aimed at improving the regulatory environment for the development of electronic and digital financial services and realizing programs to improve financial literacy, the press service of the regulator reported.
The Japanese government and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will donate US$ 7.25 million for the second project to improve locust management in Central Asia, the Japanese Embassy in Uzbekistan said.