Kazakhstan and Central Asia Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Kazakhstan and Central Asia Country Risk Report

Kazakhstan and Central Asia Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Kazakhstan and Central Asia Country Risk Report
Published May 26, 2015
55 pages — Published May 26, 2015
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L-T Economy --.- --.- --.- --.- operational Risk --.- --.- --.- --.- Composite --.- --.- --.- --.- and slowdown in the Russian economy, both of which have further to run in the coming quarters. Vehicle exports to Russia accounted for nearly - of total Uzbek exports in ----. ...oPERATIoNAL RISK High Risk Place To do business issues relating to security and trade are key risks for businesses and investors in Uzbekistan. in particular, the government s closed economic model and commitment to export-led growth results in considerable dif- ficulties for those who wish to bring goods into the country or repatriate profits, throttling development and foreign investment. Against these disadvantages, there are some factors in favour of investing in Uzbekistan, including low labour costs and a sizeable market in a country enjoying strong economic growth. ...Against these disadvantages, there are some factors in favour of investing in Uzbekistan, including low labour costs and a sizeable market in a country enjoying strong economic growth. however, these are largely mitigated by strict capital controls that make it very difficult for foreign firms to effectively operate in the country.

...The Kyrgyz som has come under pressure from Russia s economic slump and currency crisis that gained pace in Q---, mainly through waning remittance inflows from expats working in Russia, a trend which will remain in play in ----. At the same time, the Kyrgyz authorities have limited capabilities to ease the som s slide. Fx reserves stand at just USD-.-bn as of December ----, marking a decrease of --.- in y-o-y terms. Given their precipitous declines and scant levels, we expect the authorities to continue gradually letting the som to weaken against the US dollar, while attempting to ward off inflationary pressures through interest rate hikes. The benchmark interest rate has already been hiked to --.- in December from -.- at the beginning of ----, however, meaning further rate hikes would risk stifling domestic demand. Kyrgyzstan s Short-Term Economic Risk index score is --.- out of ---.

...Kyrgyzstan s small market size, limited industrial base and remote location mean that it has not developed into a major trading nation. The country s transition to a free market economy in the aftermath of independ- ence from the Soviet Union has been relatively successful, although it lags behind many of its Eastern European peers in terms of trade freedom. ...

  
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