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Uzbekistan reaches out for renewed cooperation with EBRD

www.timesca.com
11 May 2017
Sodiq Safoyev, First Deputy Speaker of the Senate of Parliament of Uzbekistan and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Governor for Uzbekistan, spoke about the country’s strategic reform program at the EBRD 2017 Annual Meeting in Cyprus. He stressed the importance of regional integration and highlighted Uzbekistan’s potential for growth, the EBRD Press Office reported on May 10. “The EBRD is back [in Uzbekistan] and we’re renewing, starting a new page of our cooperation,” Safoyev said. |read|

Business ombudsman institution set up in Uzbekistan

en.trend.az
8 May 2017
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree has established an institution of the authorized representative (ombudsman) for the protection of rights and legal interests of business entities under the country’s president, the Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) reported. The main tasks and activity directions of the business ombudsman are to participate in the formation and implementation of Uzbek state policy in the field of entrepreneurship development, protect the rights and interests of entrepreneurs, implement control over observance of their rights and interests by state bodies, including law enforcement and controlling bodies, according to the decree. The business ombudsman will also render legal support to entrepreneurs while auditing their activity, as well as evaluate the impact of the adopted normative legal acts on entrepreneurial activity and prepare proposals for improving legislation. |read|

AUCC Welcomes New Member Travelport

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5 May 2017
AUCC is honored to welcome our new member Travelport! About Travelport Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is a leading Travel Commerce Platform, providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry. |read|

Call to Action and Uzbek President's Visit to the United States

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3 May 2017
On April 21, 2017, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) met with First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Uzbekistan Mr. Sodiq Safoev, Uzbek Ambassador H.E. |read|

World Bank helps improve higher education in Uzbekistan

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14 April 2017
On April 11, the World Bank and the Government of Uzbekistan signed a US$50 million Credit Agreement for the Modernizing Higher Education Project that will support the country in strengthening the management of its higher education system and improving its quality and relevance to the labor market, the World Bank said. The Ministry of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education (MHSSE) will be responsible for the implementation of the Project, with technical support from the World Bank for the period 2017 to 2022. |read|

ADB Launches Climate Financing Database

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10 April 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new database presenting detailed figures and insights on projects supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts as the institution moves closer to its $6 billion annual climate financing commitment by 2020. “The launch of the Climate Change Financing Database is a testament not only to ADB’s objective to lead the climate efforts in Asia and the Pacific, but also to our commitment to remain transparent and accountable,” said ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono. “We’re hoping that the database will serve as a tool to ensure that current and future climate efforts are effective, efficient, and sustainable. |read|

Shaping Asia’s Energy Future

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10 April 2017
Fatih Birol is Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Forbes magazine has called him one of the most influential players on the world’s energy scene. On a recent visit to the Asian Development Bank to sign a cooperation agreement and speak with staff, Mr. |read|

Uzbekistan appoints head of State Committee for Investments

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7 April 2017
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has decreed to appoint Azim Akhmedkhadjaev as chairman of the State Committee for Investments. Akhmedkhadjaev has previously served as chairman of the board at Uzbekistan's Asaka Bank. The State Committee for Investments was created by Shavkat Mirziyoyev's decree in late March 2017. |read|

Uzbekistan, Russia ink contracts worth 16B

www.azernews.az
6 April 2017
Russian and Uzbek Presidents Vladimir Putin and Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed development of bilateral relations andexchanged views on a number of current international and regional issues at the talks in Moscow on April 5. The bilateral trade and economic ties between Russia and Uzbekistan have intensified, and in some sectors see a remarkable increase in turnover, President Putin said at the meeting, TASS reported. Putin noted that the documents prepared for this visit indicate a new step in the development of relations between the two countries. |read|

Raising Productivity Growth is Critical for Middle-income Asia — ADB Study

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6 April 2017
Reforms to increase productivity on the basis of better innovation, education, and infrastructure can help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific graduate to high-income status, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. Transcending developing Asia's middle-income challenge is the subject of the special theme chapter in the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 report. ADO is ADB's flagship economic publication. |read|
» 30 March 2017: Uzbek Senate ratifies agreement on CAREC Institute establishment
» 29 March 2017: Uzbek Senate ratifies agreement with Russia
» 29 March 2017: Uzbekistan’s NMMC starts building new hydrometallurgical plant
» 29 March 2017: Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan develop a new transit route from Central Asia and Afghanistan – presentation to be held on 26-27 April
» 7 March 2017: Japan allocates over $500,000 for social projects in Uzbekistan
» 3 March 2017: IFC Supports Transformation of Cotton Sector in Uzbekistan
» 3 March 2017: ADB President Visits Uzbekistan to Strengthen Partnership, Signs 4 New Loan Agreements
» 3 March 2017: Amendments to expect in IP legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017
» 3 March 2017: Uzbek president to visit Turkmenistan
» 2 March 2017: NAC Uzbekistan Airways to receive Full-flight-simulator-Boeing-767
» 2 March 2017: President of Uzbekistan holds talks with Vice President of General Electric company
» 1 March 2017: The Office of the United States Trade Representative releases President Trump’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda
» 27 February 2017: Turkey, Uzbekistan sign deals to boost trade
» 25 February 2017: Uzbek FM receives US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
» 21 February 2017: New Report Outlines Actions to Leverage Islamic Finance for Development
» 21 February 2017: Swift signs Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan communities to KYC Registry
» 20 February 2017: Uzbek delegation attends SCO consultations in Moscow
» 17 February 2017: Hyatt Regency Tashkent and "AUCC Members and Friends" Special Rate
» 17 February 2017: Uzbekistan fruit and veg exports double in January
» 17 February 2017: Guarantee Fund to appear in Uzbekistan in support of small business
» 10 February 2017: AUCC and the Republic of Uzbekistan: Shared Vision for Result-Oriented Trade and Investment Agenda
» 30 January 2017: Agenda: 2017 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Tashkent
» 6 January 2017: Register Now: 2017 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
» 4 January 2017: Law on combating corruption enters into force in Uzbekistan
» 4 January 2017: New interior minister appointed in Uzbekistan
» 29 December 2016: Uzbek president invited to Tajikistan
» 15 December 2016: Changes introduced to Government of Uzbekistan
» 14 December 2016: Senate approves law “On combating corruption”
» 14 December 2016: Abdulla Aripov approved as Prime Minister of Uzbekistan
» 9 December 2016: FM: Uzbekistan keen to maintain continuity in foreign policy
» 7 December 2016: Secretary Kerry Meets With Central Asian Foreign Ministers
» 6 December 2016: Financial Sector Reforms are Crucial for Sustained, Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia
» 2 December 2016: Tax Incentives For Foreign Investments In Uzbekistan
» 1 December 2016: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to restore air link
» 29 November 2016: Uzbek Govn’t to carry out wide-scale currency reforms
» 28 November 2016: ADB $154 Million Loan to Boost Horticulture Sector in Uzbekistan