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Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The real GDP in January-August 2018 declined by 0.3%, excluding Kumtor data, the economy grew by 2.1%, Chairman of the National Bank Tolkunbek Abdygulov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the economic activity in Kyrgyzstan is maintained by the restoration of aggregate demand amid growing inflow of remittances into the country and an increase in real wages. A positive contribution to the growth of the economy was provided by the agriculture, construction, trade, and transport sector. "In the monetary sector, positive trends persist. The banking sector has sufficient liquidity in the national currency. Against this background, the NBKR carries out operations to sterilize excess liquidity. In the money market, short-term local currency rates continue to fluctuate within the percentage corridor established by the National Bank. The interbank credit market shows an increase in the activity of participants for the second consecutive month. There is an increase in lending to the economy and an increase in the deposit base of commercial banks”, Abdygulov said.
Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The volume of goods imported from other countries to Kyrgyzstan for the period from January to July of this year exceeded the export figures almost 3-fold. According to the preliminary estimates of the National Statistical Committee, the volume of foreign and mutual trade in goods of the Kyrgyz Republic for the first half of 2018 amounted to $3 billion 794.9 million and increased by 14% compared to the same period last year. The share of imports amounted to $2 billion 877.1 million, and the volume of exports amounted to $917.8 million. The volume of mutual trade between Kyrgyzstan and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) amounted to $1 billion 295.4 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, increased by 0.3%. At the same time, there was a decrease in the volume of imported goods by 2.8%, which in the total calculation was $956.1 million. Against the backdrop of the decline in imports, the export of goods to the EAEU countries increased by 10.4%, which totaled $339.3 million. - Export of goods to the Russian Federation in January-July 2018 amounted to $189.9 million and, compared the period of January-July 2017, increased by 28.1%, while imports amounted to $667.9 million and increased by 2.9%; - Export of goods to the Republic of Kazakhstan in January-July 2018 amounted to $144.9 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 5.8%, while imports decreased by 6.4%, amounting to $271.4 million; - Export of goods to the Republic of Belarus in January-July 2018 amounted to $4.4 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 14.8%, imports also decreased by 62.7%, amounting to $16.5 million; - Insignificant import operations were carried out with the Republic of Armenia in January-June 2018, which amounted to $0.3 million, which compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 39%, and export operations amounting to $0.1 million.
Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The Torugart and Irkeshtam checkpoints on the border with China will be temporarily closed from September 29 to October 7 of 2018 inclusive, the State Border Service reported. As reported, the border is closed at the initiative of the Chinese side in connection with the celebration of the National Day of the People's Republic of China on October 1. Passage of persons, vehicles and cargo will resume on October 8.
Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The national football team of Kyrgyzstan will hold a friendly match against Japan, the Football Federation reported. The match will be held within preparation for the final stage of the Asian Cup-2019. The game itself is to take place on November 20 in the city of Toyota (Aichi Prefecture), at the stadium of the same name - Toyota Stadium. The exact time of the game will be additionally confirmed by the Japan Football Association in the near future. The Asian Cup will be held in the UAE in the beginning of 2019. Within the preparation for the Asian Championship, the team of Kyrgyzstan has had two friendly matches: on September 6 they tied with Palestine (1:1), and on September 10 the team defeated Syria (2:1). Moreover, the national team of Kyrgyzstan holds 91st position in the updated rating of FIFA, and the team of Japan – 54th.
On September 25, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five-year $22.7 million initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic called the Enterprise Competitiveness Project. The launch event in the capital Bishkek was attended by Mr. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Erkinbek Choduev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Aidin Sharsheev, and State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic who were welcomed by USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Director Gary Linden. Private enterprises comprise 75% of the Kyrgyz Republic’s GDP. They are also one of the country’s largest reservoirs of potential economic growth. However, their activity and growth remains sub-optimal. This is due to a number of factors such as skilled labor shortages and insufficient levels of capital investments. The USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will support small and medium enterprises (SME) to accelerate inclusive and market-led economic growth in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project aims to generate 19,000 new jobs and increase Kyrgyzstani SME sales by $39 million over five years. A target of $17 million has been set with financial institutions for loans to SMEs who can demonstrate robust growth potential. “We know that these solutions work, as they have been successfully utilized by USAID and its partners throughout the Kyrgyz Republic in the agriculture, apparel, and tourism sectors,” said Gary Linden in his opening remarks. The project will focus on sectors with high potential for growth and job creation such as agriculture and manufacturing. USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will also invest specifically in sectors that employ and attract women and youth, such as tourism and IT. An Accelerator Program and a Challenge Fund will support capacity-building and start-up co-investments for women and youth-led SMEs. The USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will work in all regions of the country, with a focus on regions facing high unemployment and labor migration rates. “I’m very glad that this project is in line with our President Jeenbekov’s initiative of developing the regions of Kyrgyzstan. Implementation of such projects in our country is a great support to the Kyrgyz government and a significant contribution to the development of our economy, regions and the people,” noted speaker Jumabekov in speech.
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