Arbitration as the Method of Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Kyrgyz Republic
AKIpress Analytics section, March 19, 2013

The Kyrgyz Republic has already participated in several arbitration proceedings. Therefore, it might be reasonable to analyze peculiarities of legal regulation of arbitration in the KR, the causes and consequences of arbitration disputes and make relevant conclusions…

What risks foreign investors should take into account while investing into the Kyrgyz mining sector,
The Times of Central Asia, March 1, 2012.

Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws in Kyrgyz Republic,
Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region, 2011,
The CIS Leading Council Network.

What a foreigner should know about tax regime in the Kyrgyz Republic?
The Times of Central Asia, publication expected.

Kyrgyzstan is not an offshore zone and does not provide tax exemptions, but the rates of many of them are not very high.

3. What are the approximate limits on interest rates?

At present, each bank has its own lending programs: business credits, retail credits, mortgage credits, etc., and establishes minimum and maximum rates for respective credit products.
Approximate interest rates in local banks are as follows:
- Corporate credits – from 14% to 26% per annum;
- Small business credits – from 16 to 23% per annum;
- Mortgage credits - from 16% to 20% per annum;
- Retail credits – from 17% to 28% per annum.

Interest rates vary depending on bank’s policy, financial records of the borrower, currency in which credit is issued, borrower’s credit score and security.



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