Uzbekistan

18 February 2019
Uzbekistan Bond Sale Off to Good Start

Following a trail blazed by Tajikistan, Tashkent has the advantage of a more open economy.

 
6 February 2019
Global Democracy in Retreat According to Freedom House

Monitoring group downgrades Hungary, Serbia from ‘free’ to ‘partially free,’ while Uzbekistan marks a modest improvement.

 
8 January 2019
Uzbekistan Scraps Exit Visas Premium

End of travel controls is latest milestone in country’s emergence from despotism.

 
19 December 2018
Uzbekistan Makes Strides Against Forced Labor Premium

… but not fast enough, according to campaigners who say 180,000 people were ordered to pick cotton this year.

 
19 October 2018
Putin Splashes Out on Uzbek Trip Premium

Commercial, military, and scientific cooperation with Tashkent are all set for a boost.

 
12 October 2018
Central Asian Boxers in Tough Fight to Restore Sport’s Luster Premium

Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.

 
4 September 2018
Uzbek Telecoms Bribery Case Opens in Sweden Premium

Two telecoms have already paid big fines for handing out bribes worth some half-billion dollars to late Uzbek leader Karimov’s daughter.

 
23 August 2018
Tajik Leader Returns Uzbek President’s Historic Visit Premium

With Uzbek leader Mirziyoyev winning kudos for opening up to the world, could his neighbor be tempted to follow a similar path?

 
16 August 2018
Central Asia Braces for Climate Change Shocks Premium

Farmers in the teeming Ferghana Valley are highly vulnerable to the effects of rising temperatures.

 
17 July 2018
A Free-ish Market in Uzbekistan Premium

A change of name at the country’s biggest trade center symbolizes a new way of doing business in Central Asia’s most populous country.

 

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