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Uzekistan to set up electric scooter production site

MARCH 5 2021 (The Bulletin) — Uzbekistan will set up a factory producing electric scooters, media reported. Details were scant but reports said that the scooters would be built at a factory in the Kokand special economic zone and that the unnamed business hoped to produce 4,500 annually, rising to 23,500 by the end of 2022.

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— This story was published in issue 474 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on March 5 2021

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Belarussia’s MAZ to set up assembly plant in Uzbekistan

MARCH 5 (The Bulletin) — Uzbek and Belorussian officials agreed a deal for MAZ, the state-owned Belorussian lorry and bus producer, to set up an assembly plant in Uzbekistan. Since the death of former president Islam Karimov in 2016, Uzbekistan tried to rival Kazakhstan as a base for car and vehicle manufacturing in Central Asia. 

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— This story was published in issue 475 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on March 15 2021

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Manufacturing confidence in Kazakhstan is recovering

MARCH 1 2021  (The Bulletin) — Kazakhstan’s Tengri Partners/IHS Market PMI index, a measure of manufacturing confidence, increased to 48.5 in February from a nine month low of 45.6 in January. Explaining the data, Anuar Ushbayev, managing partner at Tengri Partners, said that sentiment reflected a slowing of the economic downturn linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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— This story was published in issue 474 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on March 5 2021

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Kazakhstan Railways to sell wagon manufacturing site

JULY 24 (The Bulletin) — Kazakhstan Temir Zholy plans to sell its Tulpar Wagon manufacturing plant, a factory that Kazakh officials often hold up as one of the most advanced in the country. Media reported that a joint venture between Spain’s Talgo and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ended in 2019. Kazakhstan Temir Zholy did not say how much they expected to raise from the sale.

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— This story was published in issue 455 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on July 31 2020.

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Kazakh car factory to start producing Chevrolets

APRIL 1 (The Bulletin) — Kazakh car factory SaryarkaAutoProm in Kostanay launched the start of production of Chevrolet cars under licence from Uzbekistan’s state-owned UzAuto. Company officials said that it wanted to produce 26,000 cars in the first year, rising to 100,000 in later years. The expansion into Kazakhstan was planned by UzAuto before the spread of the coronavirus.

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— This story was first published in issue 441 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin

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Kazakhstan to start assembling helicopters from Russia

DEC. 15 2019 (The Bulletin) — Kazakhstan Engineering will begin assembling 17 Russian Mi-171 transport helicopters next year, the Kazakh government said in a statement. All 17 helicopters will be manufactured in Russia and will be bought by either Kazakhstan’s National Guard or its Emergencies Ministry. Kazakhstan Engineering described the deal as a “significant step in the development of Kazakhstan’s helicopter industry”.
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— This story was first published in issue 432 of the weekly Bulletin on Dec. 27 2019

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Italian ceramic maker to move production to Armenia

FEB. 4 (The Conway Bulletin) — Italian Stoneware signed a deal to move part of its production for its Ceramisia brand to Armenia. Under the deal, ceramic pots will carry the slogan: “Designed in Italy, made in Armenia”. Media reports said that 150 jobs will be created in Armenia by the move.
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>This story was first published in issue 399 of The Conway Bulletin on Feb. 8 2019
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Kazakhstan increases manufactured goods exports

SEPT. 21  (The Bulletin) — Kazakhstan has increased exports of manufacturing goods by 28% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, media quoted development minister Zhenis Kasymek as saying. One of the biggest boosts to the $7.5b worth of manufacturing exports was from the car industry. Lada Niva, which makes cars in Oskemen, started exports to China and the UAE.

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— This story was first published in issue 344 of The Conway Bulletin, now called the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on Sept. 24 2017.

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Azerbaijan increases exports of non-oil products

SEPT. 16  (The Bulletin) — Azerbaijan increased exports of non-oil products in the first eight months of the year by 30%, deputy economy minister Sahil Babayev was quoted by media as saying at a press conference. He said that agriculture exports had increased by 37% and industrial products by 25.4%. Azerbaijan has been looking to increase the status of non-oil products in its economy.

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— This story was first published in issue 344 of The Conway Bulletin, now called the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on Sept. 24 2017.

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