According to Isakov’s tax declarations up to 2015, he hadn’t even had a tent not to mention having any real estate. Yet, his close relatives were in a completely different situation. Despite Isakov’s modest income, his relatives own impressive assets such as luxurious apartments in the center of Bishkek, high-end expensive vehicles, as well as prestigious plots in the capital. Here’s a quote from an article published by the Kyrgyz online news outlet Kactus: "... at the same time, Isakov’s close relative purchases a car, Lexus RX 450h, which was worth around 80,000 dollars.”
TASHKENT (TCA) — In 2017, the government of Uzbekistan took a number of measures to liberalize foreign trade and increase the country’s export potential. Customs duties for all exported goods and services were abolished and the licensing and export system was simplified. A zero rate of customs duties has been established for more than 60 percent of goods. This was said at a press conference on the results of activities of the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan in 2017, the Jahon information agency reported.
Among the countries of Central Asia, Kazakhstan occupies a relatively high place in the ranking – 65th. Uzbekistan is located on the 99th place, Kyrgyzstan – on the 123rd place. Turkmenistan is not in the ranking.
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan should expand the volume of bilateral trade, with an increase in mutual trade to $1 billion by 2020, said the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev during a meeting with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov held in Astana, the press service of the the Kazakh president said in a message.
With Edwards relocating to Central Asia experts warn of inevitable instability in Kyrgyzstan. This would benefit the US and hinder China's economic expansion to the east. What’s more, this move infuriates Russia, which does not need a hotbed of instability at its southern borders. After all, there is no guarantee that the flames of unrest would not spread from Kyrgyzstan to the neighboring countries.
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed the risk sharing accord with the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB), the EBRD reported.
Kazakhstan’s airline, Air Astana, plans to expand its routs network to Uzbekistan. This was announced by the regional representative of the Kazakh airline Yevgeniy Krutov at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Kazinform reported.
KAZINFORM Kazakhstan, China, Turkmenistan and Iran agreed to increase railway traffic on the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran (CKTI) route, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy press service reports.
“Atambayev's yet another hysterical statement with dirty attacks on Kazakhstan only contradict to the relations of true good-neighborliness. Such emotions have no place in big politics. Blockading Kyrgyzstan is out of the question. It is necessary to comply with the standards and requirements of the EAEU.”
ECONOMIC TIMES: Central Asia is a region of unique opportunities and has huge unrealized potential, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the international conference "Central Asia: One Past and a Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity" held on November 10-11 in the historic city of Samarkand.