Saturday, 7 August 2010

Kyrgyz, Tajik migrant worker remittances rise

BISHKEK – Migrant worker remittances, a crucial source of income for Central Asia, have grown in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan compared to last year, EurasiaNet reported August 3.

Remittances to Kyrgyzstan (at US $398.5m) were 32.6% higher in the first half of 2010 than during the same period in 2009, according to data published by the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan in a spreadsheet.

Remittances to Tajikistan during the first four months of 2010 rose 24% compared to the same period in 2009, UN Development Programme economist Ben Slay wrote. Source

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