President of Uzbekistan on August 17 signed resolution creating Entrepreneurship Development Support National Fund within the Cabinet of Ministers.
On August 15, a two-day seminar on gender aspects of financing small business for representatives of 28 commercial banks kicked off in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry-UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project jointly with the Women's Committee and the Central Bank. The seminar aims to empower women in Uzbekistan.
Starting from August 22, 2017, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan will issue a new 50,000 soum banknote, СBU said in a statement.
The Russian GazPromBank and VneshEconomBank launched a $ 1 billion ($ 500 million each) credit line to the National Bank of Uzbekistan (NBU), a source in the NBU said.
The total investments in fixed assets in Uzbekistan in January-June of 2017 amounted to 26.6 trillion soums (or $7.5 billion), which is by 8.3% more to the same period in 2016.
Uzbek Agrobank signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRIBANK).
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his August 1 decree dismissed Saidkamol Khodjaev from post of the deputy chairman of the Central Bank “due to his moving to another job". No information is available about his new role.
"Our reserves are enough to cover the losses of some industries while they adapt to new conditions. The inflation will be the major concern. It is clear that the soum’s free float will prompt price rises for some goods, partly due to outflow of Uzbek goods, as a weaker soum will make Uzbek goods more competitive, " Uzbek Deputy Minister of Economy Shukhrat Ismailov said today at an international press club meeting.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Albert Jaeger visited Tashkent during July 17–24, 2017, to discuss economic developments and the authorities’ reform plans. At the conclusion of the visit, the mission issued the following statement.