At a March 31 public meeting Angren retirees rejected a city administration proposal to transfer 10 percent of their retirement payments to debit cards. The residents of the 5/3 district in Angren actively protested against the city’s suggestion, with some even walking out of the meeting to express their indignation with the proposal.
The new bill passed by the Cabinet of Ministers on March 10 allows Uzbek legal entities to open foreign accounts only after obtaining written permission from the Central Bank of Uzbekistan, according to the website norma.uz.
Uzbek car owners have been complaining that cars produced in Uzbekistan by the joint Uzbek-American GM venture are more expensive in the country than abroad. Uznews.net compared the prices for the same model in Uzbekistan, Russia, and Ukraine.