Kyrgyzstan

Growth in spite of crisis: Central Asia is preparing for economic breakthrough
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Growth in spite of crisis: Central Asia is preparing for economic breakthrough

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a new forecast of the growth of world economy and individual geographic regions. Central Asia, in general, looks more than promising. The average index of economic growth of the countries in the region, for this and the following years, is at a higher level than the world’s total.

Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup
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Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup

A pledging event for the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia held on 8 November at the EBRD's London headquarters saw the European Union increase its contribution by EUR10 million (USD11.3 million). Belgium, Norway, Switzerland and the USA also pledged "significant" contributions, and Lithuania also made a donation, the EBRD said. This is sufficient to extend the work of the fund to additional contaminated sites but more will be required to tackle all high priority sites in the region, it added.