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Uzbekistan To Increase Wages, Pensions By 25 Percent

Pensions will be increased as of August 1 (file) (epa) TASHKENT, July 12, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Uzbekistan has announced a 25 percent increase in pensions and public-sector wages.

The presidential press service said social benefits and student grants would also be increased by 25 percent as of August 1.

The minimum wage will be about $12 a month and the minimum pension $24 beginning from August 1.

Wages last went up in Uzbekistan in November, when they were raised 20 percent.

(with material from Interfax)

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