Uzbekistan

S&P raises Uzbek bank’s short-term rating

S&P Global Ratings said that it had raised its short-term counterparty credit rating on Uzbekistan-based Turkiston Bank to 'B' from 'C' and removed the "under criteria observation" (UCO) designation from this rating, which was applied on April 7, 2017, at the start of the criteria review.
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Uzbek gov't to assist privatized enterprises

The State Committee for Privatization, Demonopolization and Development of Competition of Uzbekistan has been transformed into a state committee for the assistance to privatized enterprises and the development of competition, according to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s decree published Apr. 19.
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Uzbek, French FMs hold talks in Tashkent

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was on an official visit to Tashkent, exchanged views on the regional and international issues, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.
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Uzbekistan reforming internal affairs

An integrated action program was approved in Uzbekistan to reform the country’s internal affairs agencies under the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s decree "On measures to radically increase the efficiency of the internal affairs bodies’ activity, strengthening their responsibility for ensuring public order, protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens.”
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