On 29 April, a memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance and the Korean Financial Control Service on the development of the mutual securities market was signed by the Deputy Chairman for Foreign Affairs of the Financial Control Service of South Korea Park Junghun and Deputy Finance Minister Odilbek Isakov.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in April 2022, goods and services in the consumer market on average became more expensive by 1.5% in Uzbekistan.
The total number of recipients of pensions and benefits in Uzbekistan (as of 1 April 2022) is 4.1 million people (of which 56.3% are women) or 11.6% of the population. This was announced at a press conference with the participation of officials of the off-budget Pension Fund.
At a plenary session of the Senate on April 29, a report of the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan on activities in 2021 was heard.
The volume of financial services in January-March 2022 amounted to 18.15 trillion soums, the growth rate compared to the corresponding period last year was 37.6%.
In January-March 2022, the total aggregate income of the population reached 114.2 trillion soums, according to preliminary data.
Negotiations on Uzbekistan’s accession to the Eurasian Development Bank are continueing. This was reported by Sputnik with reference to the words of the head of the EDB department Vladimir Yakunin.
Uzbekistan with UNDP support published its first impact report covering issuance of the first-ever public soums-denominated sovereign bond. Uzbekistan Development Finance Bond Impact & Allocation Report describes how sovereign bond proceeds support sustainable development across a variety of sectors and how projects support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Law "On non-banking credit organizations and microfinance activities" was signed by the President.