Uzbekistan Analysis

Risk Summary - Risk Summary - APR 2014

A visit of Uzbek President Islam Karimov to the Czech Republic scheduled for mid-February was cancelled at the last minute, following an uproar by human rights groups who maintained that Czech...

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Risk Summary - Uzbekistan - FEB 2014

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) condemned Uzbekistan’s authorities for “numerous, ongoing and consistent allegations" that torture is commonplace in Uzbek prison...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Uzbekistan - FEB 2014

We forecast Uzbek real GDP growth to slow to 7.5% in 2014, from an estimated 8.3% in 2013, as a result of stagnating export levels. An increasing number of Western countries are refusing to buy Uzbek cotton, a key source of exports, due to allegations surrounding the use of forced labour (see ‘Cotton Harvest Practices Under The Microscope’ 17 October 2013), which will impact negativ...