The Central Bank of Uzbekistan announced a decision to issue new banknotes in the form of banknotes in denominations of 2,000 soums and 20,000 soums from 14 June 2021.
Uzbekistan has applied to join the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). Grigory Marchenko, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Development Bank, told Sputnik about this.
Uzbekistan will issue banknotes in denominations of 2,000 (two thousand) soums and 20,000 (twenty thousand) soums. This was reported by the press service of the Senate of Uzbekistan.
The First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Jürgen Rigterink, will lead a delegation of senior management to Uzbekistan from 7 to 9 June 2021 for meetings with the authorities and business representatives.
A press briefing was held at the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan (BFA) on the Republican Olympiad in financial literacy among students of secondary schools, lyceums, colleges and undergraduate students of higher educational institutions.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and JSСB Hamkorbank signed a loan for US$20 million equivalent in Uzbek sum to expand access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and agricultural borrowers.
The volume of problem loans (NPL) in the portfolio of Uzbek banks reached 12.93 trillion soums. This is evidenced by the data of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) has signed a US$30 million private sector loan agreement with the Joint Stock Commercial Mortgage Bank “Ipoteka Bank”.