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"Asian Development Outlook 2010: Uzbekistan" - The (Uzbekistan) government responded to the recent global financial and economic crisis with a well structured and timed anticrisis program. The program substantially increased domestic investment to create employment opportunities that offset the impact of the crisis on exports. The (Uzbekistan) government has strengthened its efforts to diversify the economy through the private sector. 4 pages. April 2010

"Catalogue of Investment Opportunities in Uzbekistan: 2009" - Published by the United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade  is part of the investment promotion publication series designed to equip potential investors with start-up information on specific projects currently available in Uzbekistan. The Catalogue is presented in the form of company profiles, classified by sector of economy, representing three major types: companies, state shares to be privatized, companies whose shares are traded on the secondary market and greenfield investment projects. It is the second edition of the Catalogue prepared within UNDP Project "Support to External Economic Policy". 68 pages. 30 March 2009.

"Cost of Doing Business in Uzbekistan" - Published by the United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Uzbekistan, this new country cost guide is an indispensible reference for companies wanting to set up shop in Uzbekistan, either through operations or through a sales representation office. It covers everything from the cost per kilowatt-hour by region to postage stamps, taxes, and customs regulations. 73 pages. Please contact AUCC for print copies.

"Factsheet for Uzbekistan" - Published by Asian Development Bank. 4 pages. April 2010.

"Grant Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Asian Development Bank for the Hairatan to Mazar e Sharif Railroad Project" - Uzbekistan Temir Yullari is expected to be the General Contractors for this project with 5 million approved funding that impacts the Northern Distribution Network. 17 pages. 30 September 2009. Note: project summary information available at http://pid.adb.org/pid/LoanView.htm?projNo=42533&seqNo=02&typeCd=2&projType=GRNT

"Investment Guide to Uzbekistan: 2009" - Published by the United Nations Development Programme, this publication is intended for the first time investors, providing the basic information on Uzbek society, government, economic performance, locational advantages and most importantly on the legal and regulatory framework governing FDI. This is the second edition of the Guide updated in the light of the recent changes taken place in the economic, social and legislative spheres of the country. The Guide is prepared in the framework of "Support to External Economic Policy" project in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Chamber of Commerce and Trade of Uzbekistan, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and others. 103 pages. 30 March 2009.

"Key Indicators for Asia & The Pacific" - In this 39th Edition, the Asian Development Bank analyzes everything from per-capita income to per-capita caloric intake. 276 pages. August 2008.

"Report on Railway Modernization in Uzbekistan" - Asian Development Bank. 10 pages. November 2008.

"Report on SME Development in Uzbekistan" - Asian Development Bank. 11 pages. May 2009.

Recommended Books:

Beckwith, Christopher I. Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present. Princeton University Press 2009.

Karimov, Islam. The World Economic Crisis: The View from Uzbekistan - Nexus of Central Asia. The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce 2009. $24.95. Copies may be puchased from the AUCC by calling +1 (202) 223-4888 or emailing info@aucconline.com.

"As Mr. Karimov documents, with a budget surplus instead of a deficit, relatively low inflation, jobs creation, and more than a 20% increase in foreign trade, Uzbekistan is obviously doing several things right. Reading this fine little book can provide valuable insight into Uzbekistan's rock-solid fundamentals and economic policies that will make the country and engine of growth for all of Central Asia."--Harry F. Eustace, Sr., Chairman, American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce

 "This book describes the internal financial system of Uzbekistan which forms a bulwark in support of the Uzbek economy and its trade capability. It is heartening to read about the commitment of the Uzbekistan leadership to ‘be part of the world community and the global financial and economic market.' Mr. Karimov reveals a long term vision designed to build the economy and improve both the Standard of Living and the Quality of Life. He recognizes the need for new thoughts on export support and promotion and on entrepreneurship. All those interested in participating in the growth of Uzbekistan should read this book."--Michael R. Czinkota, Professor of International Marketing and Business, University of Birmingham (UK) and Georgetown University Washington, D.C. (USA)

 "The next time the Group of 20 meets, it should take a long and serious look at Islam Karimov's Anti-Crisis measures - and especially at what he terms ‘the further acceleration of the development of services and small businesses as the most important factor of ensuring jobs and raising living standards.' Like so many of his other ideas, it makes perfect sense."--Neil C. Livingstone, Chairman & CEO, ExecutiveAction, LLC

 "As well-written as it is well-researched, this concise volume displays the wealth of knowledge and understanding that Islam Karimov - Uzbekistan's President since 1991 - continues to draw on while successfully leading his country through these challenging times."--Tim McGraw, Executive Vice President, NUKEM, Inc.