Kyrgyzstan: informal employment reaches 60%

Informal employment makes up more than 60% of the labor market in Kyrgyzstan. The International Labor Organization provides such data. Informal employment is the so-called black labor market, not covered by government regulation. It involves non-recognition of the rights of workers, their vulnerability, poverty, and lack of development prospects. Informal employment reaches 29.6% in Kazakhstan,…

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Uzbekistan: foreign trade up in H1 2019

In January-June Uzbekistan had trade relations with more than 166 countries. In particular, the foreign trade turnover in January-June amounted to $19.7 billion and increased by $4.52 billion, or 29.8%, compared to the corresponding period of 2018, according to the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics. Of this amount, exports reached $8.4 billion (+27%), and…

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Azerbaijan: FM praises economic and trade cooperation with Lithuania

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Azerbaijan Valdas Lastauskas upon the termination of his diplomatic tenure. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the current state of bilateral relations, as well as the current level of and perspectives of…

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