Turkmenistan: IMF urging to support private sector

In the challenging external environment, maintaining strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth for Turkmenistan will require improvements in the business and regulatory environment to support further private sector development, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) mission said in a message following the visit to Ashgabat. Effective implementation of reforms of state-owned enterprises and privatization, greater efficiency of…

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Ukraine: Kyivavtodor officials accused of UAH 300 million embezzling

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) jointly with Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) have revealed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of hryvnias by officials of municipal corporation Kyivavtodor. The press service of SBU reported that it was established that officials embezzled funds of the national and city budgets provided for construction, maintenance, overhaul and…

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Ukraine: PrivatBank to expand cooperation with government in providing some social services

State-run PrivatBank plans to expand cooperation with the government in providing some social services on the basis of Privat24 platform, PrivatBank Head Oleksandr Shlapak has said. “PrivatBank today is a leader of the so-called ‘digital banking.’ For many years we have been providing services that no country provides. We are trying to convince the government…

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Uzbekistan: micro-lending to entrepreneurs to be simplified

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures for further simplification of the system of micro-lending to businesses and the wider population”, aimed at ensuring broad access to preferential micro-loans. The decree provides for the introduction of a simplified mechanism for granting micro-loans to newly registered individual entrepreneurs (IE) and family business entities (FBE) without…

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Ukraine: Alfa-Bank Ukraine not to be sold

The sale of Alfa-Bank Ukraine is not being planned, one of the bank’s major shareholders Petr Aven declared. “We are not preparing to sell,” Aven said, adding that Alfa-Bank currently had a “normal working relationship” with the National Bank of Ukraine. Earlier, the director of strategic communication of Alfa-Bank Ukraine Denis Kazvan said that after…

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Tajikistan expresses gratitude to Uzbekistan for humanitarian aid

Tajikistan has expressed gratitude to Uzbekistan for humanitarian aid sent to disaster-affected people. According to the Uzbek MFA’s official website, the Uzbek Embassy in Dushanbe has received the letter of thanks from the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the government of Tajikistan for humanitarian aid sent by the Uzbek authorities to Tajikistan…

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