Estonia: exports up in February 2021

In February, exports of goods increased by 16% and imports by 10% YoY, data from Statistics Estonia showed. The growth in foreign trade was significantly boosted by trade in mineral products and wood and articles of wood. Estonia’s exports and imports of goods each amounted to 1.3 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit…



Kyrgyzstan: priorities of cooperation with International Finance Corporation outlined

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov has met with the Regional Manager of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Central Asia Cassandra Colbert. The parties discussed prospects for cooperation in implementation of projects significant for the country. As the head of state noted, an effective mechanism of work with international partners and investors would be created…

Uzbekistan: $11.5 billion spent to support small business in 2020

The Uzbek government last year spent $11.5 billion in providing loans and financial assistance to small businesses, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev reported. Mirziyoyev added that more than 104,000 enterprises in Uzbekistan affected by the coronavirus pandemic resumed operations, while the working capital of private enterprises increased by 33% YoY. The president harshly criticized regional and sector…