Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.
Russian giant, now sixth largest taxpayer in Central Asian country, has stepped up its cooperation with Tashkent.
Leading Russian telecoms company MegaFon has set up a joint venture, Digital Holding, with Uzbekistan’s biggest mobile phone company Ucell and will invest $100mn to enter the country’s telecoms market.
China will play a decisive role in anointing Central Asia’s leader.
Unlike his predecessor, the new US president will at least take an interest in issues such as Georgia's deep divisions, organised crime in the Kyrgyz government and Nagorno-Karabakh. But his in-tray is rather full with other pressing matters.