USAID Supports Capital Market Development in Turkmenistan

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

June 15, 2022, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ashgabat Stock Exchange (ASE), awarded certificates to professionals for successfully completing training courses on brokerage services and securities issuance.

Training sessions took place in April-June.  Two sessions were held for brokers and two for issuing companies.  As a result of this initiative, ASE has increased the number of private securities brokers by 25 and provided information to 45 owners and managers of Turkmen companies on how to raise capital by issuing corporate bonds and stocks.

Presenting the certificates and addressing the course participants, USAID Country Representative to Turkmenistan Nino Nadiradze stated, “You are all pioneers and pathmakers.  With your determination to try out new types of activities and methods for attracting financing, you will move the economy forward.”

The event also featured presentations by USAID and ASE specialists on developing capital market infrastructure in Turkmenistan and its importance in raising long-term funds for economic development. 

ASE was established in 2016 and acts as a leading institution in shaping capital markets in the country.  USAID and ASE are working on a roadmap that is expected to create a resilient and well-functioning capital market.

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. For more information on USAID Central Asia, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/central-asia-regional.

Last updated: September 27, 2022

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