Even after the latest 12 percent increase in public sector salaries, pensions, and other social subsidy payments, the minimum wage in Uzbekistan will remain significantly below that of other Central Asian countries.
South Korea is investing billions of dollars into the Uzbek economy while closing its eyes on human rights violations. The first official visit of South Korean president Park Geun-hye to Uzbekistan on June 16, 20014, seems to confirm South Korea's interest in the Central Asian region and the increasing influence of Seoul on the Uzbek economy. (1)
A prominent economist sat down with Uznews.net and talked about how much property taxes Lola Karimova pays, what the main sources of income are for the president’s family, and why it will take Uzbekistan 20 years to overcome Karimonomics.