Kyrgyzstan is the main foreign trade partner of Uzbekistan among the CIS countries. This is stated in the materials of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
AKIPRESS.COM - Some 13 cooperation documents have been signed as a result of the high level talks between Presidents of Tajikistana and Turkmenistan today in Dushanbe, the Tajik President's press service reported.
The Central Asian countries are continuing improving their economic situation to facilitate foreign business partners to do their business in the region, recent World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business 2018 said. According to the report, Uzbekistan, of all the Central Asian states, boasts the most improved economy and made the top ten list of "most improved economies in the world in 2016-17".
Tajik police detained a prominent businessman, leaving room for the president’s son-in-law.
rferl.org: Kyrgyzstan's government has adopted a resolution aimed at assisting businesses and entrepreneurs who have suffered financial losses due to delays at the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.
More than 200,000 people in the Kyrgyz Republic will benefit from the improved efficiency and quality of heating during cold winter months, thanks to the Heat Supply Improvement Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The project will be financed by the combination of a US $23 million credit and a US $23 million grant.
Times of Central Asia: Business associations of Kyrgyzstan on October 20 urged domestic cargo carriers to refrain from crossing the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border in order not to increase the queues at checkpoints.
In Kazakhstan, extreme poverty has been virtually eradicated, while the middle-class has grown to around 20% of the population. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have managed to halve their rates of poverty over the past decade and are continuing to make progress. In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, poverty is now mostly a rural phenomenon. These hard-earned success stories are a testament to what can be accomplished when the benefits of economic growth are shared more broadly across society.
Azernews: Energy-rich Kazakhstan, which strives to increase its gas export and transit potential, has launched its gas supplies to China on October 16.
ABC News: Turkmenistan's president on Tuesday ordered an end to free natural gas, electricity and water, which residents of the ex-Soviet nation have enjoyed for a quarter century.