Perspectives | Uzbekistan internationalises legal landscape to entice foreign investors

Matthew Fisher & Robert Garden for Eurasianet December 6, 2019

Two lawyers examine Uzbekistan’s plans to lure investors by using English law.

Uzbekistan mulls soum Eurobond as it explores funding options

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent December 4, 2019

Having made a successful debut on the international bond market this year, Uzbekistan is considering options for future funding that could include a Eurobond issue in the local currency.

AFC Capital: Uzbekistan’s capital markets at tipping point

Scott Osheroff in Singapore December 3, 2019

CMDA announces short-listing of 20 companies for IPO/SPO through Tashkent Stock Exchange.

CONFERENCE CALL: UzInvest Forum talks tech

Daniel Rad in London November 29, 2019

Uzbekistan is a youthful country with a reported 60% of the population under the age of 30. The younger generation, which has only known digital technology, is moving into the tech sector with gusto.

A new era of expansion and competition in Uzbekistan’s retail sector

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 28, 2019

Local retail champions are expanding aggressively in the face of competition from international players attracted by the opening up of Uzbekistan’s economy.

Uzbekistan to return to the heart of regional trading networks

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 25, 2019

Uzbekistan’s trade and FDI have soared after the reforms of the last three years. Deputy Investment and Foreign Trade Minister Laziz Kudratov outlines the next steps as Tashkent aims for WTO membership and a revival of Central Asian transport links.

IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing

Privatisation wave to propel Uzbekistan’s capital markets overhaul

Clare Nuttall in Tashkent November 22, 2019

Uzbekistan is preparing state-owned companies for privatisation in tandem with drawing up plans for a new strategy to revitalise the domestic capital markets.