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Measures to tighten control over microcredit companies are coming into force
Micro-credit organizations that are not NPOs are required to disclose information on the structure and composition of their shareholders (participants), including persons under whose control or significant influence they are, on the Internet starting from July 1, 2020. Previously, this obligation was not fixed by the legislator. These measures are aimed at increasing the transparency of the activities of such companies, as well as strengthening control over their activities.
Strategy of reforming the banking sector of Uzbekistan is adopted
On 12 May 2020 President of the Republic signed the Decree “On Strategy of reforming the banking sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2025 years” No.УП-5992 (the “Decree No.УП-5992”). The Decree No.УП-5992 established Strategy and the “Roadmap” of reforming the banking sector, as well as the main principles and directions of transformation of this sphere.
Rules for issuing and circulating electronic money have been approved in Uzbekistan
The Resolution of Board of the Central Bank No.3231 dated April 29, 2020, approved the Rules developed in accordance with the Law “On Payments and Payment Systems” No.ЗРУ-578 dated November 1, 2019 (hereinafter “the Law No.ЗРУ-578”), governing the issue, sale, acquisition, use and redemption of electronic money (the “Rules”).
Decision of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan on additional measures to support individuals and entrepreneurs amid coronavirus pandemic
On April 23, 2020, the Management Board of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan adopted a decision “on additional measures to support individuals and entrepreneurs amid coronavirus pandemic”.
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved anti-crisis financial and fiscal measures to support entrepreneurial activity
As part of the work on the economic consequences of the virus, on 31 March 2020 the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted a series of measures aimed at supporting entrepreneurial activity.
Privatization of large enterprises expected in Uzbekistan
In Uzbekistan, a draft Presidential Decree "On additional measures to reduce the state's participation in the economy" was published for discussion.
Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved eight laws and rejected the Law on international commercial arbitration
During the second plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis several laws were discussed, with eight draft laws being approved and one rejected. Senators rejected the Law “On International Commercial Arbitration”.
The Central Bank will change the grounds for blocking accounts for the first time in eight years
The Central Bank has published amendments to regulation 375-P, which relate to signs of suspicious transactions.
Amendments to Foreign Currency Regulation
On February 20, 2020, the Management Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan approved a decision on amendments to the “Regulations on currency operations of residents of the Republic of Azerbaijan in foreign currency, and non‐residents in national and foreign currencies”.
GRATA Georgia February Legal Updates
Read the recent legal updates in Georgia in February 2020
GRATA International in Chambers Global 2020
Following the release of Chambers Global 2020, one of the most reputable international legal directories identifying best legal experts across the globe, GRATA International solidifies its position as one of the leading law firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by entering rankings in six countries.