Saturday, 28, May, 2022

Finances

The Cabinet of Ministers issued the Measures to implement the project “Vital Infrastructure Support Program: Support for the Electricity Industry” Resolution.

The Khalq Bank has suspended lending due to an increase in the share of non-performing loans, the bank said in a statement.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the allocation of a record US$ 650 billion to restore the world economy, Dunyo news agency reported.

At its July 29 meeting held, the Board of the Central Bank decided to keep the interest rate unchanged, at 14%, expanding the interest rate corridor to +/- 2 percentage points in order to ensure a balance between achieving the inflation forecast for this year and supporting economic activity amid growing inflationary risks and aggravation of the situation with the pandemic, the Central Bank said in a statement.

The Ministry for Support of Mahalla and Family on July 27 signed a grant agreement with international partners to implement the project "Expanding Economic Opportunities for Rural Women in Uzbekistan", the Minsitry said in a statement.

The Uzbek Ministry of Finance placed a dual-tranche sovereign eurobonds worth US$ 870 million denominated both in U.S. dollars and Uzbek soums on the London Stock Exchange, the Ministry said.

The Uzbek Ministry of Finance is preparing to place a dual-tranche sovereign eurobonds denominated both in U.S. dollars and Uzbek soums total worth of US$ 870 million on the London Stock Exchange, the Deputy Finance Minister Odilbek Isakov said today.

The volume of Uzbekistan’s gross gold and foreign exchange reserves as of July 1 topped to U$ 34.14 billion, recording a decrease of U$ 1.37 billion over the month, the Central Bank said in a report.

The Finance Ministry has announced that the next sovereign international bond will be listed on the London Stock Exchange, and added the cash from these international bonds in the national currency will be used to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.

The share of non-performing loans (NPL) in Uzbekistan banks as of June 1 increased to 4.7% of the total loans, the Central Bank said in a report.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing its support for small and medium-sized enterprises in Uzbekistan together with its long-term financial intermediary, Hamkorbank. The two institutions will help to finance the development of the dairy sector in the Khorezm region, responsible for the production of nearly 10 per cent of national milk output.

International Finance Corporation and the Government of Uzbekistan signed an agreement to support the modernization of the chemical industry and fertilizer production.

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today the Tax Administration Reform Project in Uzbekistan, which is designed to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the State Tax Committee (STC) and deliver better services to local taxpayers.

The Uzbekneftegaz intends to draw US$ 184 million in a loan from the U.S. The Export–Import Bank for the reconstruction of the Bukhara oil refinery, the company said.

Residents of cities located in two southern regions of Uzbekistan will benefit from improved urban infrastructure and municipal services, thanks to Additional Financing for the Medium-Size Cities Integrated Urban Development Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), launched in Uzbekistan in 2019, to support green finance for small private-sector companies investing in green technology solutions.

More than 170,000 people living in the Chust, Namangan and Pap districts of the Namangan Region in eastern Uzbekistan will enjoy regular access to fresh drinking water and wastewater services, following the implementation of a major rehabilitation programme financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its regional presence in Uzbekistan by opening a new local office in Urgench, its third in the country. Urgench is a major municipality in the west of the country.

Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia, which prospered from its location on the Silk Road trade route between China and the Mediterranean, has become the first city in Uzbekistan to boost its urban sustainability planning by joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €3-billion flagship programme, EBRD Green Cities.

On 4 June 2021, S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on its long-term ratings on Uzbekistan to stable from negative. At the same time, we affirmed the ‘BB-/B’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings.